Make at Home! Thinly Sliced Meat

Make at Home! Thinly Sliced Meat

Thinly sliced meat is available anywhere in Japan! But they don't sell this outside of Japan. It's cheap to make at home, so try it for yourself!

Ingredients: 500g~ block of meat

A block of pork or beef
500 g - 800 g
Choose a block without any bones or cartilage.


1. The day before: cut off the bone or cartilage. Trim off the sides for your block (so that it's ready to be sliced).
2. Wrap the trimmed block in plastic wrap and freeze.
3. The next morning: It'll be frozen hard! Transfer to the refrigerator, and defrost for 2 to 3 hours.
4. 2 - 3 hours later, it'll be semi-defrosted and icy, and easy to cut. Slice thinly as you like!
5. The meat is still ice cold, so cover the meat with the plastic and a towel while cutting.
6. Look! Look! It's this thin! Finished!
7. Also see [Recipe from Overseas] Make at Home! Butterflied Chicken Breast (Recipe ID: 1371504).

Story Behind this Recipe

Thinly sliced available at Japanese supermarkets is not sold overseas. If you order from the butcher directly it you can get it, but since there is no custom of eating thinly sliced meat overseas, it can be tricky.