In Japan, Shogayaki – ginger pork, was voted the number 1 food that goes well with white rice! For me, it’s always shogayaki vs nikujaga. The key to this shogayaki recipe, is using fresh grated ginger. I use the Japanese Style Grater to grate the ginger. It creates more juice. Also, I use kurobuta (berkshire pork). I like to make a little extra sauce to pour over the rice and shredded cabbage. This shogayaki recipe goes well with potato salad and is perfect for lunch or dinner.

This recipe makes about 2 servings


  • 8 oz sliced pork (about 225g)
  • 1/4 small onion (sliced thinly)
  • 2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cabbage – shredded (optional)

Things You'll Need

Cooking Instructions

  1. Shred Cabbage with slicer. Put cabbage in a bowl of cold water until ready to use. Grate ginger.
  2. Slice onion. Combine grated ginger, soy sauce, mirin, and sake in a bowl.
  3. Cook pork on high heat. When it’s 80% cooked, add onions and Sauté.
  4. 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. Serve Shogayaki with rice and shredded cabbage.
  • bmori

    thank you for the recipe – i made this tonight and my husband and i enjoyed it! this was one of my favorite dishes in japan and i wasn't sure what it was called and stumbled upon your site. thank you!

  • MamaLoli

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you liked the recipe.

  • justinlalala

    Trying this tonight. Beautiful site please keep posting!

  • MamaLoli

    Thanks! I'll try to post a new recipe weekly~

  • Cecile DeJesus

    I will try this tonight, hope it’ll be successful just like the other ones I’ve tried here! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Do you also have a recipe for tempura and ramen?

    • MamaLoli

      Hi I hope everything turned out well! I do have a recipe for tempura and ramen and should be posting them soon. I’m currently away from home, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe ^_^

  • Wompa164

    Good recipe, I felt like it needed an extra tablespoon of ginger juice though.

  • Steven Tan

    Can i ask you How do you shred the cabbage? (methods and tools)
    I appreciate any reply to this. The finish dish looks absolutely mouth watering.

    • MamaLoli

      Hi Steven,
      I use a mandoline slicer for the cabbage. I posted a link above, or you can follow this one.

  • Lynne

    This is very delicious! My family loved it! This is going to be one of those survival meals at our house! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • MamaLoli

      Yay, I’m glad you liked the recipe! Thanks for visiting :)

  • Liv Romax

    I didn’t have pork so I made it with sliced beef and lamb and it was delicious. I used the sliced meat sold in the Korean stores for HotPot and it was very easy. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

    • MamaLoli

      Oh wow! Beef and lamb?! Sounds delicious ^_^ I’m glad the recipe worked out for you!