Remove thin roots off the bean sprouts. Soak in water to crisp. Drain. Removing roots makes it taste much better! This steps takes 10 minutes per packet.
Grate the ginger. Combine with sake and soy sauce.
Rub the sauce prepared in Step 2 into the meat. Set aside for a whole day. This is also nice in bentos, so plan ahead.
Spread out oil in a pan and pan-fry the meat. Remove, and stir-fry the bean sprouts briskly. Season lightly with salt. Dish up the meat and bean sprouts.
Story Behind this Recipe
The flavor for pan-fried pork with ginger is different for each family. I wanted to post our unsweetened variation here as a record.
-The bean sprouts will turn out crispy if you drain them well. -Enjoy the nice aroma of ginger with every bite you take. Fresh ginger has a better aroma, and it comes in handy if you wash and keep it stocked in the fridge. I recommend you set it aside for 2 to 3 minutes and bring it to room temperature before grating.