Friday, September 6, 2013

Pork Ginger Stir-Fry

Pork Ginger Stir-Fry     豚生姜炒め (Buta Shouga Itame)   
serves 2-3

300g thinly sliced pork
1 piece of fresh ginger
1 carrot
1 onion
1 eggplant
3 piiman (or 1 green capsicum/bell pepper)

3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp sake
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch or katakuriko, dissolved in about 100ml water.
vegetable oil
a little sesame oil

1.  Heat about 2 Tbsp oil in a wok or frypan.  Grill the sliced onion, eggplant and bell pepper until the onion is fragrant and the eggplant and bell pepper have a slight grilled look.  Remove and set aside.  Rinse the wok with a little water.
2.  Heat another 2 Tbsp oil in the wok.  Add the pork and turn it just enough to allow the pork to have golden-brown marks.  Add the ginger and carrots, sake, soy sauce and sugar, and cover with a lid until carrots have softened.
3.  Add the grilled vegetables, sesame oil and cornstarch mixture.  Heat, stirring, until the sauce thickens.

 I love buying my fruit and vegetables at the local old style produce markets in Japan.  Aside from the better prices, the selection and quality is excellent.  I was captivated by the aroma and colour of this fresh ginger and determined that it would become the special ingredient in my next dish.

I love the flavour of grilled eggplant and piiman, 
so decided to put all these flavours together.

And came up with this Pork Ginger Stir-Fry.

enjoy ^_^

 How I prepare the Vegetables:
Ginger: matchsticks
Carrot: slice thinly diagonally and then lengthwise in thirds
Piiman: slice lenthwise
Eggplant: quarter lengthwise, then slice into 1 inch pieces
Onion: slice thinly lengthwise's been a while, hasn't it...
Thanks for your patience ^_^  Im back home now so will try to find time for posting more cooking!


  1. Thanks for coming back!I'm French but been in Japan few times.! I love your blog and all your recipes ! ^^

  2. Wow! Your recipe is very lovely! I think the ingredients on your dish is very cheap and yet nutritious! I will definitely try this later for my dinner. Thanks for this and please keep on sharing!

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