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"Buta Kimuchi Itame" Pork and Kimchi Stir Fry (豚キムチ)

  • Author: Yuto Omura
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 portions


How to make quick and easy Buta Kimuchi. Thinly sliced pork lightly coated in flour and fried, then stir fried with onions, garlic and crunchy cabbage kimchi.


  • 200g Pork shoulder thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Weak flour
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 clove Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 White onion sliced
  • 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 200g Cabbage kimchi
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Tsuyu sauce
  • 30g Chinese chives
  • 2 tsp Toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion green part, sliced (optional garnish)


  1. Start by sprinkling the surface of the thinly sliced pork with salt and pepper.
    Making Buta Kimchi - sprinkling pork with salt and pepper
  2. Next, lightly coat the pork with weak flour. 
    Making Buta Kimchi - Coating the pork with flour
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium and add 1 tbsp sesame oil.
    heat sesame oil in the pan
  4. Add 1 clove of finely chopped garlic and 1 tsp finely chopped ginger to the pan and fry until fragrant.
    Making Buta Kimchi - Fry ginger and garlic until fragrant
  5. Add the pork to the pan and brown the surfaces.
    Making Buta Kimchi - frying pork until browned
  6. Once browned, add the sliced onion to the pan and fry until it reaches your preferred firmness. (I like the onion to be quite soft.)
    Making Buta Kimchi - frying the onions until softened slightly
  7. Add 1 tsp of oyster sauce the 200g of kimchi (including the juice from the kimchi).
    Making Buta Kimchi - add the kimchi to the pan
  8. Mix well and add 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp of tsuyu sauce. 
    Making Buta Kimchi - Adding sugar and tsuyu sauce to the pan
  9. Stir fry for a few minutes until the kimchi is heated through.
    Making Buta Kimchi - Stir frying the kimchi until warmed through
  10. Add Chinese chive to the pan and stir fry for another 1 minute.
    Making Buta Kimchi - adding Chinese chives to pan
  11. Dish up and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced spring onion.
    Making Buta Kimchi - garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion
  12. Enjoy!
    Buta Kimchi Itame picked up with chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Meat
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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