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japanese-style rolled cabbage

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 329 kcal
  • Total Time: 1 h 30 m
    • Prep: 40 m
    • Cook: 50 m
  • Japanese: Wafū-rōru-kyabetsu
Japanese-Style Rolled Cabbage


  • 8 cabbage leaves
  • 1 1/2 onions
  • 400 g ground pork or beef
  • 15 g bread crumbs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 500 ml bonito soup stock
  • 3 liters water
Step 1

step 1:

Bring the water to a boil and add the cabbage for 5 minutes. After boiling, drain the cabbage in a colander and cool. Cut the stems from the cabbage leaves after they cool. Chop up the stems and set a side the cabbage leaves for later.

Step 2

step 2:

Chop the 1/2 onion. Heat the 1 tablespoon salad oil in a frying pan over a medium flame and sear the onion until it turns a brownish color. Remove from the heat and cool the seared onion for more than 20 minutes.

Step 3

step 3:

Thinly slice the whole onion.

Step 4

step 4:

Mix the ground meat, cooled seared onion, bread crumbs, chopped stems, salt and pepper in a bowl. Form into 8 cylindrical patties.

Step 5

step 5:

Wrap a cabbage leaf around each patty.

Step 6

step 6:

Place rolled cabbage in a pan. Add the sliced onion (Step 3), bonito soup stock and soy sauce. Cover and boil 20 minutes on medium heat.



This is a very light dish. It is also delicious with grated cheese added into the patties.