The vegetables: Slice the leek diagonally. Cut the stems off the shiitake mushrooms and slice in half. If the mushrooms are small, just make a crisscross cut in the caps. Cut 2 thin slices of ginger.
Cut the pork in half if needed. Cut the shirataki noodles in half. Cut the grilled tofu into large cubes.
Combine the seasonings in a bowl.
Wet the inside of a pan, and add all the vegetables.
Layer the pork on top of the vegetables.
Pour the combined seasonings from Step 3 onto the pork. Simmer over high heat.
When the pan comes to a boil, mix the contents and simmer over medium heat. When everything is cooked through, it's done.
To eat: Dip into beaten raw egg and sprinkle shichimi spice. If the flavor thins out, add a little soy sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
I bought thinly sliced pork cheaply! I wanted to eat it in a rather extravagant way, so I made it into sukiyaki. I added miso, but it still ended up tasting like regular sukiyaki made with beef. Even when beef is expensive, you can still make very satisfying sukiyaki using pork.
Please use nice, fat tasty leeks. I used thinly sliced pork loin, but you can use other cuts of pork too. But it's probably best not to use coarsely chopped pork or a cut with lots of fat. The base ingredients are the same as regular sukiyaki, so you can add enoki mushrooms or chrysanthemum greens too.