Nikumaki is one of my favorite dish in my bento (Lunch box) when I was kid. Nikumaki- this  very thinly sliced pork (beef can also be used) is wrapped around a vegetable filling and sauteed.
I cooked this dish for Support Japan (Colorful Teddy bear) bento in last weekend.

Here is the recipe


nikumaiki-vegetable and pork roll
  • ½ lb hin sliced pork loin (thickness will be 1-2 mm) or you can user bacon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Corn starch
  • Vegetable oil

  • !Filler
  • 6-8 Green been blanced
  • 1 Carrot blanced and julienned
  • 6 Asparagas blanced

  • !Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Japanese Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoonp Sake
  • 2 Tablespoon Mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved
  1. Take 2 piece of sliced pork, sprinkle salt and pepper only on one side of them.
  2. Place 2-3 pieces of Green bean 3-4 pieces of Julienne Carrot on the seasoned side of the slice pork. Or place 2 asparagas on the sliced pork.
  3. Roll the pork like spring roll. Make sure that the fillers are fully encapsulated with meat.
  4. Rolls all of the beef slice following step 1-3
  5. Cover each beef rolls with corn starch.
  6. Heat the pan, lay all niku maki and cook until the surface gets a little crispy.
  7. Add sauce and stir fry the beef rolls until all sauces dried up.