Ginger Pork Rolls

Ginger and pork are a match made in heaven! Give this ginger pork roll recipe a shot, and discover just how well these two ingredients complement each other.

Ginger Pork Rolls
Photographed by Takeshi Noguchi

Recipe by
Eiko Oba







Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 8 slices pork leg (thinly sliced) (200 g)
  • 50 g ginger
  • 1/8 cabbage (150 g)
  • [A]

    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp sake
    • 2 tbsp mirin
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of potato starch
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil



Cut the cabbage into easy-to-eat pieces. Cut the ginger into thin strips. Mix the ingredients for [A].


Place two slices of pork vertically on a cutting board so they overlap slightly. Dust with a small amount of potato starch. Scatter 1/4 of the ginger strips, then roll up. Repeat to make three more rolls, then dust the outside of the rolls with potato starch as well.


Oil a frying pan with 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil and place over medium heat. Place the pork rolls in the pan with the ends facing down. Roll them around in the pan until browned on all sides, then cover and steam-fry over low heat for 5 minutes.


Turn off the heat and add [A]. Turn the heat back on to low, and tilt the pan to coat the pork rolls. Remove, cut in half diagonally and plate. Pour the remaining sauce in the pan over top, and serve with the cabbage.