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Stewed Lotus Roots and a Soft Boiled Cube of Pork

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Pork

Pork is rich in inosinate, and lotus root is rich in glutamate, so they go very well.
Since we use a layered pork cube, the cooking time is not long but it ends up very tender. It is a beautiful-looking dish.

 Ingredients( for 4 persons ) 

  • 400g pork rib (sliced)
  • 1 lotus root
  • Flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • A ・1 cup of dashi stock
      ・2 slices ginger
      ・2 tbsp sake
      ・2 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
      ・2 tbsp soy sauce
      ・1 tbsp sugar


  • 1. Cut the lotus root into 5mm thick semicircular slices.
  • 2. Flatten the pork and make layers to a height of 4cm. Lightly push it down to fix the meat and cut into 4cm pieces. Sprinkle them with flour.
  • 3. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the pork and lotus root. When they turn golden brown, take them out.
  • 4. Wipe oil on to the frying pan and add A. Boil them and put 3 in again. Cover with a lid and cook for about 10 minutes.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :


Lotus root

Glutamate :

調理時間 20分

  • Cooking time : 20 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 500 kcal

Pork is rich in inosinate, lotus root is rich in glutamate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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