I’m just itching to make a lot of Japanese dishes lately, partly to blame were the animes I watched on home cooking. There is not really a plot twist in here and true to anime style, the scenes are always exaggerated and dramatic but the anime really have it down when it comes to making food look irresistible.
The animes made want to explore more Japanese simple home cooked food and this pork shogayaki really has all the right ticks. It’s delicious, easy, fast and filling. And you can have it several ways, on it’s own, with rice and other dishes or even in a donburi which is what I made here.
PORK SHOGAYAKI RECIPE
(recipe from Just One Cookbook
with slight changes to portions)
Thin slices of pork loins, 300 gms
Spring onions (garnish)
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
Furikake for garnish
1/2 an onion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 thumb size piece of ginger
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons sake
4 tablespoons mirin
2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons water
1. Heat a frying pan with some sunflower oil. Season loins with salt and pepper.
2. Quick fry the loin slices in batches. Do not over cook or it will go hard.
3. Take the out on a plate. Add the grated ingredients to the sauce, pour it into same frying pan.
4. Let it come to a boil. Taste and adjust.
5. Return the loins back into the pan with the sauce.
6. Simmer for two minutes.
7. Eat with rice and other condiments of your choice. Garnish with furikake.
To give you more insight on what is donburi, it is basically a ‘rice bowl’ but different places have different styles of donburi;
PORK SHOGAYAKI DONBURI RECIPE
Pork shogayaki (refer above)
Japanese cucumber (sliced thinly)
Cherry tomatoes (cut halves)
Furikake of your choice
1. Scoop cooked rice to a big bowl.
2. Blanch snow peas in boiling water till cooked.
Quickly submerge in cold water.
3. Arrange toppings as you will, end with
sprinkling of furikake.