Pork Yakiniku

I was on a Japanese-high that day, I spent almost all my morning in a Japanese grocery and department store. I brought home Japanese food, tableware and tools. I loved it! I was on leave and was free to do anything I wanted!

When I got home for lunch, I didn’t have any left overs in the fridge so I checked it for anything I could cook quickly. I gathered pork tenderloin, onion and green bell pepper and remembered the yakiniku at the Japanese food stall in Robinson’s galleria supermarket when my husband and I were still dating. The sauce of my bacon enoki rolls tasted like that sauce so I decided to use that for this dish. I also remembered sesame seeds were put as garnish/topping, so I got some sesame seeds and toasted them.

First, I sliced the pork tenderloin into strips and marinated in 1 tablespoon of premium soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil. I let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Next, I sliced 1/3 of a bell pepper and half of a big white onion (or is this yellow onion? I don’t really know!)

I combined 1 tablespoon of sake, 2 tablespoons of mirin, 2 tablespoons of premium soy sauce and a pinch of garlic powder in a bowl.

I got my pan, heated oil then browned the pork strips. This took about 10 minutes.

Next, I added the onions and bell pepper and sautéed for about 2 minutes.

Then I added the sauce and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

Pour everything onto a plate and top with toasted sesame seeds.

Enjoy it with steamed white rice! 😀

Pork Yakiniku

(Prep Time: 5 minutes | Marinating Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: about 15 minutes)

  • 250g Pork tenderloin, cut into strips
  • Half an onion, sliced
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted


  • 1 Tbsp premium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil


  • 1 Tbsp sake
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp premium soy sauce
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  1. Slice pork tenderloin into strips and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Slice bell pepper and onion.
  3. Heat pan and 1 Tbsp oil, brown pork for about 10 minutes (make sure to flip them).
  4. Add onion and green bell pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add sauce and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve and top with taste sesame seeds.

Makes 2 servings


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