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Buta Yasai Itame (Japanese pork and vegetable stir fry)

  • Author: Yuto Omura
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 portions 1x


How to make fragrant and delicious Japanese stir fry dish "Buta Yasai Itame" (pork and vegetable stir fry). Serves 2.


  • Drizzle of oil
  • 100g pork belly thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch salt & black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 15g ginger fresh julienned
  • 50g carrot peeled & julienned 
  • 50g white onion thinly sliced
  • 50g shimeji mushrom whole (or any sliced mushroom of  your choice)
  • 100g cabbage roughly chopped
  • 50g bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 100g beansprouts


Garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a wok on medium and add a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the pork and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and fry together until pork is sealed.
    frying pork and garlic in a wok
  2. Once the pork is sealed, add the ginger, carrot, onion and mushroom and stir fry for a few minutes or until softened slightly.
    stir frying onions, mushrooms, carrots and ginger
  3. Next add the cabbage and bell pepper, stir fry for a minute or so.
    adding cabbage and bell peppers to wok
  4. Add the beansprouts and stir fry for another minute.
    adding beansprouts to buta no yasai itame
  5. Pour in 100ml of chicken stock soup along with 2 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 tsp sugar.
    pouring Chinese chicken soup stock into wok to make sauce for buta no yasai itame
  6. Add the Chinese chives and mix.
    adding chives to buta no yasai itame
  7. Make the slurry and pour it into the sauce.
    pouring slurry into buta no yasai itame
  8. Once the sauce is thickened, remove from the heat and dish up.
    thickening the sauce for buta no yasai itame
  9. Drizzle with sesame oil for finishing touch and garnish with sesame seeds or chili threads. (Optional.)
    garnishing buta no yasai itame with chili threads
  10. Enjoy with rice!
    Japanese pork and vegetable stir fry (Buta Yasai Itame)


Pork can be substituted for meat of your choice.

To make this dish vegetarian, you'll need to substitute chicken stock, oyster sauce and omit the meat.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables / Meat
  • Method: Stir fry
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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