Caramelized Ginger Pork

By Jeri Mobley-Arias
April 25, 2020 | Updated on February 9, 2022

In these times, when you find yourself cooking more than you ever thought you would (or want to), a quick bowl like this one makes cooking another meal not so bad. It’s simple, unfussy and v tasty. Exactly what we all need right now.


I say this throughout the blog for multiple recipes, but this one right here is truly a flavor bomb. The light ginger taste of the pork + flavorful sauce saturating the rice = the perfect bowl of escapism. Topping the bowl off with green onion and sesame oil really brings this dish home. Get to it–it’s too good not to.

caramalized ginger pork

Caramelized Ginger Pork

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 2
Author Jeri Mobley-Arias
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian


  • 1 tablespoon ghee or avocado oil
  • ⅓ cup shallots, diced
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork (can use ground chicken thigh)
  • 3½ tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce + more to taste
  • ½ pound baby bok choy, lightly chopped

To Serve

  • steamed rice
  • green onion, finely sliced
  • sesame seeds
  • cucumber, sliced


  • Prepare your ingredients. Mince ginger and garlic, and dice onions. Rinse bok choy, disgarding any wilted or discolored leaves. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 mins. Add onion and cook for an additional 2 mins.
  • Add the pork and break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3 mins or until meat is no longer pink.
  • Add the brown sugar and fish sauce to the skillet and stir. Once ingredients are mixed, leave untouched to allow flavors to infuse and caramelize, 2-3 mins. Add bok choy. Stir mixture and cook until bok choy stems have a slight tenderness. Done!

Prepare Your Bowl

  • Add rice, spoon in pork, top with green onion, seasame seeds, drizzle-drizzle sesame oil, and add cucumber along the side of the bowl–enjoy!
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