Good for Bento: Maitake Mushrooms and Cheese Meat Roll

Good for Bento: Maitake Mushrooms and Cheese Meat Roll

Maitake mushrooms and cheese go well together. The taste is rich so it is good for bento (Japanese lunchboxes).

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork
8 slices
Maitake mushrooms
1/2 packet
30 g
◎ Sugar
1 tablespoon
◎ Mirin
1 tablespoon
◎ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
About 1 teaspoon
to taste


1. Lay the thinly sliced pork so that the sides of the meat overlap. Break up the shiitake mushrooms into 4. Cut the cheese into 4 slices as well. Mix all the ◎ ingredients.
2. Put the maitake mushrooms and cheese on the near side and sprinkle some flour. (I use a sieve for tea to sprinkle the flour.)
3. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium heat and place them in the pan with the wrapped edges of the pork on the bottom. Fry it for about 1 minute without touching or moving it around and then roll them in the pan and fry throughly.
4. Pour some sake in the pan and put a lid on over low heat (for about 1 minute). Take off some excess oil if you mind and add ◎ in.
5. Simmer it for a while, add the vinegar, and then turn off the heat in about 10 seconds. Cut them into any size you'd like and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make this when I am out of ideas for what to put in my bento.