Stir fried pork and eggplant with miso sauce (Butaniku to nasu no misoitame)

Butaniku means pork, nasu is eggplant and itame is "stir-fried". Many Teishoku-ya (a restaurant similar to an American diner) serve this kind of food. Miso is a very addictive taste, and is great on steamed rice. A friend of mine gave me lots of fresh eggplant, so I am make many eggplant recipes now!

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 10 minutes


  • sliced pork loin or belly, about 1/2 lb
  • 1/4 lb eggplant (sliced thin, about 2.5" x 0.5" each)
  • 1/2 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 strands of green onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp ginger (minced)
  • 1 tsp hondashi
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 2 tsp sake
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp katakuriko
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • dash of salt and pepper
  1. Mix spices together in small bowl (hondashi, mirin, sake, sugar, miso) with cup of water
  2. Put eggplant in a microwave for one minute to soften
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan, add ginger and pork and cook for about 3 minutes
  4. Add eggplant and onion then cook for 5 minutes over medium heat
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper on stir fry
  6. Add green onion and mixed spice and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat
  7. Mix katakuriko with 3 tsp of water and drizzle it over the food and stir it until it thickens

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