Bringing Japanese Culture to Bellingham: Shoga-yaki recipe
The smell of ginger and garlic made me really hungry when I opened my lunch box to find shoga-yaki during high school when I was living in Japan.
Shoga-yaki, a Japanese-style ginger-fried pork, is one of my favorite recipes from my childhood and it’s easy to cook.
Since it’s harder to find very thin-cut pork in the U.S., at least in an ordinary grocery store, I used relatively thin pork loin chops in this recipe.
Ingredients for shoga-yaki (Makes two servings)
- Three pieces of pork loin chops
- One small-sized onion
- Salt and pepper
- Vegetable oil
- One piece of lemon (optional)
- Two tablespoon of soy sauce
- Two tablespoon of mirin, sweet cooking rice seasoning, or Japanese cooking sake
- One teaspoon of pasted garlic
- One small piece of a ginger root
This is my last Japanese recipe I will share with The Western Front readers. If you liked this recipe or would like to try the other Japanese recipes, try these: Karaage, Katsudon Recipe, Omuraisu and Oyakodon.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the fascinating aspects of Japan and its culture from this blog series.