10/30/2012

Japanese style pork ginger



It seems like the hurricane Sandy was gone but still the weather was not so good.  Actually it's raining and thundering now.  But I could go grocery shopping to an asian grocery store somehow and bought thin sliced pork a lot.  I made a Japanese style pork ginger (called Shoga-yaki η”Ÿε§œη„Όγ) today because I wanted to have kind of spicy food.

Do you know why people feel warm up when they eat ginger?  Ginger has a gingerol which is a kind of an organic compound and pungent component.  When we heat ginger, gingerol changes to a shogaol which is also a kind of an organic compound and speeds up the body metabolism.  That's why when you have a ginger, you feel warm up.

I had a Japanese style pork ginger which has a lot of ginger so actually I am sweating now!  So hot!! 


Japanese style pork ginger (2 serves)
  • 0.8 pound of thin sliced pork
  • 1/2 of onion
  • 1 Tbs of sesame oil
  • 1+1/2 Tbs of ground ginger (☆)
  • 2 Tbs of mirin (☆)
  • 2 Tbs of soy sauce (☆)
  • 1 tsp of sugar (☆)

1,  Cut hin sliced pork into easy bite sizes and onion into thin slices.

2,  Heat a pan and sesame oil until quite hot and stir-fry thin sliced pork until light brown then add onion and stir-fry until onion become pliant.

3,  Mix all of  (☆) well and add to a pan.  Stir-fry until lose water.

4,  Place on a plate.  Add mayonnaise and a bit of Japanese red pepper if you would like.




It's really easy because you don't need so many processes and stuffs but tasted really good!!  The ingredients for sauce are kind of similar to teriyaki but the pork and a lot of ginger make the taste completely different and refresh!



Actually my roommate bought cakes for us so we had those as dessert with a coup of hot tea.  NY cheese cake and azuki cream puff!!


Look!!  Bountiful cream and azuki bean jelly!  I was so happy♡


We were having tea hearing the sound of thunder.  I hope tomorrow will be fine but it suppose to be strong rain again according to the weather news...So sad ;(

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