Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Buta no Shogayaki

Sauteed ginger pork. ぶたのしょうが焼き。

Pork (buta) slices marinated in a sauce containing ginger (shoga) and then fried. The ginger helps remove the oil and any unpleasant smell. Shoga also improves the appetite. This pork dish is typical Japanese home cooking. It is usually accompanied by rice and miso soup as in the picture. In the picture you also see some macaroni salad with egg and sauteed moyashi. The pork is covered by sauteed onion slices as well.

Shogayaki Buta
[Buta no Shogayaki. Photo Ad Blankestijn]

Here is a recipe. Outside of japan, it is often difficult to find the right thinly sliced pork.