Pork Shiso (Butaniku to Oba no Itamemono)

This dish is extremely fast and easy to make, and very tasty. Adding the shiso leaves and sesame oil imparts a strong, fresh, almost peppery mint flavor.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes


  • 3 pork chops (1/2" slices)
  • 8 shiso leaves (1/2" slices)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  1. Mix soy sauce, sake, mirin, flour in a small bowl and add sliced pork
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry pork and sauce until cooked through
  3. Add chopped shiso and sesame oil and cook for 1 minute
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with steamed rice


  1. This looks absolutely wonderful! I've got shiso growing in my backyard, so I'll have to make this soon!

  2. I want to grow shiso too! Any tips? I hope you enjoy it!