OCHIKERON Recipe:Flower Pork Teriyaki Rolls

March 2024 (vol. 197)

It is an easy and perfect side dish for Bento box!

Leftover carrot scraps can be used for Bolognese Sauce!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20min

Number of servings: 8 pieces


  • 8 thinly sliced pork loin
  • 8 1.3inch-long carrots salt
  • A
    * 2 tsp. Sake
    * 2 tsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
    * 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • corn or potato starch
  • 1 tsp. cooking oil


  1. Use a small (2cm=0.8inch) flower-shaped cookie cutter and cut out the carrots. In a boiling water, cook the carrots for 10 minutes, drain well, and cool.
  2. Place pork slices, season with a bit of salt, place the cooked carrot on the end of the pork, then start rolling.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, place the rolls seam side down, you can cover and steam to cook them through for a couple of minutes, then make sure to flip the rolls so that all sides are cooked equally crisp and brown.
  4. Add and coat with A, sprinkle with a few pinches of corn or potato starch, and stop the heat when the sauce thickens.
  5. When they are cool enough to handle, cut one side to let show the beautiful flower shape.

    *You can eat the scraps to see how they taste 😉