One of my favorite ginger recipes is made by my own mama–thin-sliced Japanese ginger pork. This is something she makes for me when I have a cold and I am hangin' out under the covers of my bed, yet still somehow have an appetite (the life of a foodie, am I right...?). Ginger is a root that is incredible in aiding health conditions such as nausea, digestion, and pain. It has a warm spiciness with a slightly sweet bite, which instantly fills you with energy. This dish is so good, it kind of makes me wish I was sick more often, because it is so rare for my mom to make it. 

This is a Japanese dish, so if you have a Mitsuwa or Nijiya Japanese market near you, you're in luck! If not, hop on over to Amazon to order some of the marinade ingredients. 

Thin-Sliced Japanese Ginger Pork

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1/2 pound thinly-sliced lean pork
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Mirin Japanese rice wine
  • Sliced okra for garnish
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  • Step 1

    Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl

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  • Step 2

    Marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes

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  • Step 3

    Cook in a nonstick frying pan until ready

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  • Step 4

    Serve with white Japanese sticky rice and eat together

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