1 lettuce / Iceberg lettuce - wash and drain, then leaves separated
20 to 30g bean vermicelli or rice noodles (optional) - cut into 5 to 6cm lengths.
0.!Preparation step if you are going to add vermicelli:
Heat about 2cm of oil in a skillet to 180℃. Deep the noodles into the hot oil. Fry 1min or until crisp (but not browned). Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Break up into shorter vermicelli before use.
1. In a frying-pan, heat 1 tbsp sesame oil. Fry garlic and ginger until fragrant.
2. Add pork and carrot. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Add mushroom and cook for a few minutes.
3. Add the seasoning ingredients and stir occasionally to coat with sauce evenly.
4. Thicken over high heat as you add the dissolved katakuriko/potato starch. And now is also the time to add and mix the deep-fried vermicelli if you are including some.
1. In a bowl, add garlic, ginger, grated pork and ingredient A. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
2. Drain the topinambour and gently pat them dry with a paper towel. On a slice of topinambour, place about 1 tbsp filling from #1 and spread. Cover with another slice of topinambour on top and press down to make a sandwich.
3. Combine 2 eggs with milk. Coat the lotus roots 'sandwich' with katakuriko/potato starch thinly. Dip it in egg mixture, and finally coat it thoroughly with Panko (bread crumbs).
4. Put a tiny amount of panko in the hot oil to check if it is ready. If it sizzles, it's ready! (or stick a chopstick in the oil and see if bubbles start to appear around the chopstick). Remove excess panko from your 'sandwiches' and press them gently. Fry them both sides until browned.
1. In a skillet, heat 1 to 2 tbsp vegetable oil, fry garlic until fragrant. Add onion and pork. Cook until pork is no longer pink, and make sure to separate any meat lumps with the back of your frying spoon.
2. Add all ingredients A to season and cook for a few more minutes until well mixed.
3. Serve over hot steamed rice and decorate with sliced cucumbers all around.