Asparagus and Pork Flower Rollups

Asparagus and Pork Flower Rollups

Wrap asparagus with thinly sliced pork. When you cut it, the cross section looks like a cute flour. You can make a lot of these at once, so I especially recommend it for sports festival bentos.

Ingredients: 6 to 8 pieces

Thinly sliced pork loin (or any cut of pork, as long as it's thinly sliced)
6 slices (about 120 g)
Salt and pepper
To taste
5 stalks
Carrot (sliced into thin long pieces)
1 carrot
Cake flour
as needed
as needed
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon


1. Chop a few centimeters off the root ends of the asparagus stalks. Peel the tougher stalk parts with a vegetable peeler. Cut the carrot into long, thin pieces the same length as the asparagus, and boil briefly.
2. Layer the pork slices side by side with a 1 cm overlap. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
3. Place 3 asparagus stalks on the pork. Place a piece of carrot and 2 more asparagus stalks on top. Dust everything with flour, and roll up with the carrot in the center.
4. When it's rolled up, dust the whole thing again with flour.
5. Heat some oil in a frying pan and place the roll in seam side down. When it's browned on the bottom, turn it over, cover the pan with a lid and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
6. Add the soy sauce and mirin to the pan and coat the roll with it.
7. Cool and cut into pieces of your desired thickness. The cut cross section look like this.
8. The bento box is blooming with flowers.
9. I edited the photo. This time I used thinly sliced pork belly and regular size asparagus.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make lots of flowers for a sports festival bento.