Japanese Style Ginger Pork Bowl

Serves: 4                               Prep: 15 mins        Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 1 lb. thinly sliced pork shoulder
  • ginger (about 2 inches)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 of Cabbage(very thinly shredded)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs mirin
  • 2 Tbs sake
  • 2 Tbs minced ginger 
  • 4 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Shred the cabbage and set them aside.
  2. Put the meat into a medium bowl and add the mirin, sake, minced ginger. Marinate the pork for at least 30 mins. 
  3. Combine the rest ingredients ( soy sauce, sugar, tomato sauce, sesame oil) and mix well. 
  4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat then fry the sliced onion.
  5. Add the marinated pork and fry until both sides are browned.
  6. Turn the heat up a bit and add the sauce mixture onto the pork.
  7. Mix and stir all ingredients with a wooden spoon, until slightly caramelized. It’ll take about 10 minutes and the onion will look translucent and mushy when it’s done.
  8. Serve the pork with the shredded cabbage over the rice.