Burdock Root and Carrot Hachiman Rolls with Pork

Burdock Root and Carrot Hachiman Rolls with Pork

These are Hachiman rolls made using burdock root, carrots, and mitsuba Japanese parsley. They're very tasty made with pork, but they're just as good made with beef of course!

Ingredients: 4 people

Pork shoulder roast (for shabu shabu)
12 slices (about 200g)
2 stalks
2/3 carrot
Burdock root
1/2 cup
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
Mirin, sugar
2 tablespoons of each
Ginger, garlic (grated)
1 piece/clove of each


1. Peel the skin from the burdock root, cut into 5 cm sticks lengthwise, and soak in water. Cut the carrots to about the same size as the burdock root. Cut the mitsuba Japanese parsley into 5cm length.
2. Place the vegetables in a silicone steamer or the equivalent, add 2 tablespoons water, cover with a lid, and steam-cook at 600W for 4 minutes. Continue steam cooking with the lid on, and let cool.
3. Spread out the meat, place the mitsuba Japanese parsley, burdock root, and carrots on top, and roll up.
4. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a frying pan, place the rolls from Step 3 into the pan with the overlap facing down, and cook over medium heat.
5. Once the rolls have browned all over, add A, and boil down until half of the broth evaporates while occasionally shaking the pan back and forth.
6. Cut in half, arrange onto a plate, and top with the remaining broth.

Story Behind this Recipe

Hachiman rolls are delicious when made with pork!