Cold Pork Shabu-Shabu with Spicy Sesame Soy Sauce

Cold Pork Shabu-Shabu with Spicy Sesame Soy Sauce

Pork and eggplant are mixed with a spicy sesame soy sauce and lots of ichimi spice.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Thinly sliced pork for shabu-shabu
150 g
3 (thin Japanese type)
Shiso leaves
about 3 leaves
* Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
* Vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons
* Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
* Juiced ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons
* Extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons
* Ichimi spice
about 1/2 teaspoon
* Ground sesame seeds
1 tablespoon


1. Cut the tops off the eggplants, wrap them in plastic wrap and microwave for 4 to 5 minutes at 500 W. Immediately put into a bowl of ice water to cool, then cut each one into 4 pieces.
2. Combine the * ingredients. Finely shred the shiso leaves.
3. Separate out each slice of pork and boil each one in boiling water (by waving it around in the water with chopsticks). Put the cooked slices on paper towels to drain.
4. Arrange the eggplant and pork on serving plates, pour the sauce over them and top with the shredded shiso leaves. Done!

Story Behind this Recipe

Cold shabu-shabu is something you want to eat on hot days. I wanted to eat it with a sauce that had a punch to it and came up with this recipe.