Miso Shōgayaki (Miso Ginger Pork)

Shōgayaki (生姜焼き), a staple of Japanese home-cooking, is made by grilling pork chops marinated in a fragrant ginger miso sauce.
Course Entree
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword easy, weeknight
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Pork
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 395 kcal


  • 330 grams pork chops (1/4 to 1/3 inch thick)
  • 4 tablespoons sake
  • 3 tablespoons miso
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (peeled and grated about 20 grams)


  1. Use a sharp knife to slice shallow slits about 1/4" apart in one direction all the way across one side of each piece of meat.
  2. Flip the cutlets over and make the same slits perpendicular to the directions of the slits on the first side. If you make the slits in the same direction you run the risk of cutting all the way through the meat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sake, miso, sugar and ginger to make the Shōgayaki sauce.

  4. Dip each piece of pork in the ginger miso marinade and place them on a tray. Pour any remaining marinade on top of the pork. Let this marinate as you prepare the rest of dinner. Five minutes should be plenty of time, but you can let it marinate overnight if you want.
  5. To fry simply heat a frying pan over medium-high heat until hot (but not smoking hot). Lightly oil your pan (if you're using a lean piece of pork or other meat you may need a bit more oil) and add the marinated pork chops in a single layer.
  6. Brown on one side, flip and brown the other side. Because the sweet marinade will burn easily If the pork starts to burn before it's cooked through, turn down the heat.
  7. Serve your Shōgayaki with steamed veggies, or shredded cabbage and rice.

Nutrition Facts
Miso Shōgayaki (Miso Ginger Pork)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 1031mg45%
Potassium 669mg19%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 38g76%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.