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Roll kyabetsu - Japanese cabbage and meat rolls

Roll kyabetsu (ロールキャベツ) is a cabbage and meat roll. A popular dish from Japanese home cooking, perfect for cold weather.


  • 8 cabbage leaves

  • 250g minced pork

  • 1 spring onion chopped

  • 1 small piece chopped ginger

  • 1 dried shiitake mushroom

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sake

  • 1 tablespoon mirin

  • 1 teaspoon dashi broth granules

  • salt to taste

  • mustard


  • Soak the shiitake for at least 2 hours in a bowl with a glass of water. Once rehydrated, keep the water aside and cut the mushroom into small pieces.

  • Cook the cabbage leaves in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and let cool completely.

  • Combine the pork, a spoonful of soy sauce, the spring onion, ginger, salt and two full spoons of water in a bowl. Mix carefully.

  • Spread a cabbage leaf on a surface. Place a spoonful of the meat filling in the lower part of the leaf and fill it, forming a nice tight roll. Repeat the operation for the other cabbage leaves.

  • Arrange the rolls in a pan, well joined together.

  • Pour the shiitake water, the dashi granules, a spoonful of soy sauce, mirin, sake and salt into the pan. Turn on the heat and when the broth starts to boil, lower it, cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes.

  • Serve the rolls with a teaspoon of mustard on the side.

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