In a bowl mix together the soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and finely chopped Japanese leek.
Cook the bean sprouts and cabbage for 30 seconds in the microwave, allowing them to retain their crispness. Add the sprouts and cabbage together with the sliced ham to the dressing.
For children, serve as is; for adults, sprinkle with a pinch of black pepper.
Story Behind this Recipe
Super sweet spring cabbage and crunchy bean sprouts. Blended with a soy sauce dressing and a pinch of black pepper. My children help out by removing the stringy root ends of the bean sprouts, so we make this recipe a lot.
You can serve the cabbage and bean sprouts hot or chilled--either way is delicious.