Shogayaki is a favorite for lunch and dinner in Japan. Using a Japanese style grater for the ginger produces more "juice."



  • Mandoline slicer (for cabbage)
  • Japanese style grater (for ginger)


  • 8 ounces sliced pork
  • 1/4 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cabbage, shredded (optional)


  1. Shred cabbage with slicer. Put cabbage in a bowl of cold water until ready to use.
  2. Grate ginger.
  3. Slice onion.
  4. Combine grated ginger, soy sauce, mirin and sake in a bowl.
  5. Cook pork on high heat. When it’s almost done, add onions and sauté.
  6. Add the ginger sauce. Let the alcohol (sake) in the sauce evaporate over high heat and then add 1/4 cup of water. Let it simmer for a minute and continue sautéing.
  7. Serve Shogayaki with rice and shredded cabbage.

Yield: 2 servings