This goes great as a snack with beer! The tartness of tomatoes, the spiciness of doubanjiang spicy bean paste, and the sweetness of miso really go well together. I also love that you can make this in 7 minutes in the microwave.
Cut the meat into easy-to-eat sizes. Chop the cherry tomatoes. Mix in the ingredients labeled ●, lightly mix and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Peel the lotus root and cut in under 1cm slices. Line up on a heat-resistant dish.
Fill the meat from step one between the lotus root slices. Cover (at an angle so air can flow out) and microwave for 6 minutes at 600 W.
Check the inside and heat again for 1 more minute. Rip up the shiso leaves and scatter on top. It's done!
Story Behind this Recipe
My husband and I love beer. We thought of this because it's quick and easy to make and can be a snack or a main dish!! We made a healthy dish in the microwave... with a beer in one hand.
This time, I used my favorite Mastrad silicone steamer. You could use plastic wrap as well. In that case, set a shorter time and check how it's going. I used sliced pork this time, but pork belly and pork shoulders work well too. Use it as a side dish in your bento.