As you probably know by now, "butaniku" is the Japanese word for pork. "Buta" means pig and "niku" is our word for meat. The kanji for meat is 肉. A wildly popular comic and cartoon series in the early 80's called "Kinnikuman" featured a superhero with the same name who had a 肉 character tattooed on his head (because he was very muscular). Look for the link below and enjoy this dish while you're watching Japanese anime!
- 1/2 lb sliced pork
- 5 chopped shiso
- 5 plums, de-seeded, crushed
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 cup panko
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 tsp Japanese sake
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 cup flour
- Mix spices (shiso, plums, soy sauce, sake, sesame seeds)
- Put about 1/2 tsp of the mixture in the middle of a length of pork and roll.
- Sprinkle flour on each pork roll, dredge in egg, and cover in Panko.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees and fry pork rolls until golden brown (about 2 mins on each side)
- Serve with salt, soy sauce, or mayonnaise.
- Enjoy with Kinnikuman! http://bit.ly/2XBENI