Pork Shabu Shabu with Mizkan Sesame Sauce

Got a special delivery from Mizkan Japan. Really loved the beautiful and neat wrapping outside. Even the packaging materials inside the box had a mix of confetti and styrofoam beads which made unboxing a rather Christmasy affair, lol.


I must say, Japanese product packaging is always impressive. It really reflects how thoughtful the Japanese people are. ???? They are not just polite but they also treat others with a lot of respect.

Ok, I’ve digressed as something has just popped into my mind. I remembered dealing with this PR agency whose coordination of deliveries was just atrocious. Deliveries were not made on the scheduled dates/time slots and hence caused a lot of unnecessary hassle. And for the last parcel that came, I spotted a cockroach (alive and still running around in the box of macarons!) because the box wasn’t properly sealed or stored away beforehand. ? *speechless*

Anyway, this time, I received bottles of sesame sauce from various ranges under the Mizkan brand. Wasn’t my first time using Mizkan brand of products as we can easily find a selection of them at major supermarkets here in Singapore.

I was particularly interested in one of the items i.e. Mizkan Kin no Gomadare Calorie Half, which is a lighter version of the regular sesame sauce. There were only 21 calories in every tablespoon (15ml) of the sauce. So low-calorie as compared to most other sesame sauces I had come across.

We can use the Mizkan Kin no Gomadare as a salad dressing, meat marinade or even as a dipping sauce for shabu shabu, hotpot, BBQ etc. You can also mix it with some chilli sauce, minced garlic, chopped spring onions and coriander leaves – exactly how I like to concoct my dipping sauce when I’m having steamboat.

Sesame Pork Shabu Shabu Recipe

With the sauce, I made this Sesame Pork Shabu Shabu. Very easy and quick to make because all we need to do is to blanch the pork slices in hot, boiling water and then pour the sauce over the meat. You have to give it a try.

This Mizkan Sesame Sauce Calorie Half is available at NTUC Fairprice ($8.40/250ml) whereas the regular versions are available at Cold Storage and RedMart.

Sesame Pork Shabu Shabu Recipe
  • 200g thinly sliced pork collar
  • Mizkan Kin no Gomadare (sesame sauce)
  • sliced red chillies
  • chopped spring onions
  • Chinese lettuce leaves
Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Blanch the pork slices in boiling water and remove once they are no longer pink.
Arrange the lettuce leaves on a serving place and arrange the cooked pork slices on top.
Pour the sesame sauce over the pork.
Garnish with chillies and spring onions.

*Product sponsored by Mizkan Japan
*All opinions expressed on this post are author’s own personal views

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