Shiso Leaf and Pork Belly Rolls

Shiso Leaf and Pork Belly Rolls

Enjoy refreshing shiso leaves rolled with pork belly. Great in bentos, too! The swirl pattern on the cut side is pretty.

Ingredients: 1 to 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork belly
5 slices
Shiso leaves
enough for 10 rolls
to taste
Vegetable oil for pan frying
as needed
〇Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
3 tablespoons


1. Cut the pork belly slices in half. Combine the ingredients marked with an 〇 and set aside.
2. If the shiso leaves are small, use 2, if they're big, cut in half. Place on a slice of pork belly, leaving a gap on the far side.
3. Roll up tightly, tugging hard at the end. Line up on a plate with the seams down. The rolls will be cooked with the seam side down first!
4. Coat the rolls with katakuriko. Heat oil in a pan and start cooking the rolls over low-medium heat. Brown all sides, then turn off the heat and add the 〇 ingredients. Turn the heat back on, simmer to reduce the sauce and coat the rolls. It's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I harvested shiso leaves from my garden. I thought up this recipe for an easy lunch.