Better than Beef!? Amazing Pork Sukiyaki

Better than Beef!? Amazing Pork Sukiyaki

Sukiyaki usually calls for beef, but I tried it with pork this time! With the sweetness of the leek and the flavor of the miso, this sukiyaki was as delicious as one made with beef.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Thinly sliced pork
300 to 400 g
Japanese leek
3 stalks
Shirataki noodles
2 packs
Shiitake mushrooms
about 6 (of if they're small, use 8)
Grilled tofu
1 block
Thinly sliced ginger
2 slices
The Seasonings:
2 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon


1. 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.
2. Cut the pork in half if needed. Cut the shirataki noodles in half. Cut the grilled tofu into large cubes.
3. Combine the seasonings in a bowl.
4. Wet the inside of a pan, and add all the vegetables.
5. Layer the pork on top of the vegetables.
6. Pour the combined seasonings from Step 3 onto the pork. Simmer over high heat.
7. When the pan comes to a boil, mix the contents and simmer over medium heat. When everything is cooked through, it's done.
8. 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.