Boiled Pork Salad with Sesame Dressing (Buta no Reishabu Salad)

Reisyabu literally means cold shabu-shabu, a traditional Japanese hot pot. The pork sheds a lot of the fat when it is boiled and tastes great with salad and sesame dressing.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 lb sliced pork loin
  • 1/2 head of lettuce (cut into bite sizes)
  • 1/8 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tsp sake (for marinating pork)
  • 1/4 cup sake (for boiling pork)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • seame dressing

  1. Put the pork in the bowl with sake and marinate for 5 minutes
  2. Soak sliced onion in cold running water for a few minutes (which will blunt the strong onion taste)
  3. Boil 4 cups of water, add sake, salt and boil pork until pork is cooked through. Remove and cut into bite sizes
  4. Make a bed of lettuce and onion on a plate, then add pork and sesame dressing and serve


  1. Thanks for the new recipe. I was missing your posts!

  2. Thanks! I'm just back from vacation, so posts will be regular again!

  3. Yep, I missed your posts too! I keep checking every day you know. I hope you had a good time in the vacation!

  4. Thanks! I'm very happy to hear that. I went to South Korea with my family and shopped and ate all kinds of Korean food. I may even put some Korean recipes here sometime in the near future!

  5. Yes, please! One of my good friends is Korean. Her mom makes all kind of delicious dishes. It would be great if I could try making some myself! I am looking forward to it. Are Korean dishes popular in Japan?

  6. Yes, Korean food is very popular in Japan. Original Japanese food doesn't have much heat, so we love the spiciness of Korean. It's very addicting!