Caramelized Ginger Pork

By Whisper of Yum
  • Total Time:
    30 minutes
  • Servings:


  • 1 tablespoon ghee or avocado oil
  • ⅓ cup shallots, diced
  • 3 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


  1. Prepare your ingredients. Mince ginger and garlic, and dice onions. Rinse bok choy, disgarding any wilted or discolored leaves. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the pork and break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3 mins or until meat is no longer pink.
  4. 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!