recette du jour LEKUE: steamed veggies & pork stack

Sorry, it's been a while.

Mighty and I have finally settled in after a couple of mishaps and misunderstandings. I'm very grateful for him being here to make my day go by faster and not to mention the fact that he's my little chef. I'm so ecstatic that we will be having another addition to our home; Juvy will be visiting for Golden Week and we've got some fun things planned. :D

I finally found time to try out my Lekue steamcase I purchased last year. It was originally for my mother but she had already asked me to bring more stuff from Japan than I had hoped and took up 70% of my suitcase. I promised to get her one next time. I've already experimented with a couple of recipes and found that it saves me a lot of time, it's healthy because I rarely use any oils, and it's so easy to clean. I just wish I had gotten the black steam case. It's pretty sexy.

This is by far the most easiest main course recipe I have ever made. I can't even call this cooking.

LEKUE: steamed veggies & pork stack

1 serving


  • 3 thin pork strips (sliced in half)
  • 1/8 cabbage head (cut in bite size pieces)
  • 1 eggplant (cut in thin slices)
  • 1/4 onion (julienned)
  • 1/4 carrot (cut thinly)
  • 1/4 package of bean sprouts (about two handfuls)
  • pinch of salt
  • ponzu or goma shabu shabu sauce (For dipping ingredients in after. I like to use gomashabu.)

1. Take half of each ingredient and sheet it in layers inside the Lekue case in the following order (bottom to top):

Bean sprouts

1. Salt to taste. Close the lids and microwave at 500w for 5 mins.

2. Once the 5 mins are up, let it steam for 3 mins.

3. All done! Dip it with your favorite sauce and eat up!

I'm going to enjoy the last few days of sakura this weekend plus a Sid concert. :D

Have a great weekend guys :3


Merci beaucoup!




Mizuki / Bárbara Robalo

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Hello Naka said…
nice recipe it sounds yummy and healthy too :3
Hyuna said…
dangg i should get one of those...I'm so laazy when it comes to cooking ToT
Have fun at the SID concert! Lucky you! ^^

Thanks for the recipe!
OtherMix said…
It looks nice, I only don't like pork that much? Would chicken work too?

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Tricia Isabela said…
Oh man, that looks amazing! *__* And the sakura are so pretty~ ♥
Tricia Isabela said…
Oh man, that looks amazing! *__* And the sakura are so pretty~ ♥
Hello Naka said…
/reply/ thanks for the compliment :)
Natasha said…
Those sakura blossoms are so beautiful! Reminds me of the scene from Memoirs of a Geisha where Sayuri stands under the cherry tree. And your recipe sounds really yummy too! Hopefully the warm weather will return soon. xxx
suki pooki said…
Wow this looks yummy and super healthy! Steamed foods are so great for you in every way! I think I need to get myself one of these steam boxes =P Im a super lazy cook ><

Thanks so much for responding to my stalkerish comments on your camera LOL I've been studying lately so no time to update my blog but during breaks I'll read my comments and leave comments too! =D I wish I was in Japan enjoying the sakura blossoms!
Saving Capulet said…
oh it looks so yummy! everyone is posting food photos and im getting hungrier each time lol! the sakura blossoms look lovely! have fun :>
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Amelia said…
It looks yumm and easy to make!

I wanna get one too but unfortunately I still don't have microwave :)
мoɴιcα-αι said…
naka> thanks! it really is :) no oil or frying. yay!

hyuna> you should! it's so convenient especially when steaming stuff.

mika> thanks :) do you like them, too? o.O

othermix> haven't caught your name yet ><;; but yes, i did follow ya back. hehe
and it should work with chicken too :) you may have to warm it up a bit longer, though.
мoɴιcα-αι said…
Tricia> thanks :) have you ever been here to see them? they have some over where you're at too, right? I don't remember ><

Natasha> yes. my first nature picture for you hehe and I LOVE THAT BOOK/MOVIE. you just made me want to re-watch that hehe :3 thanks

Sukipooki> I think so, too. I hate using oil and seeing all of it on the bottom of my plate :(

no problem! hope you can get your hands on it soon. it's a really great camera :) good luck with everything!
мoɴιcα-αι said…
Saving Capulet>
I know how you feel ;-; I just got hungry looking at this blog again LOL

Oh? Thanks! (??) What do I do now? lol

Yup! Just the preparation of the vegetables can take a while unless you're a pro and can cut up veggies in a flash. You don't have a microwave?! How do you live?! lol
Winnie said…
Ooh yum that sounds so good! I love eggplant and this looks like something worth trying because it's healthy too! Also off to check out your new tumblr!
suki pooki said…
Oh that sucks you had such bad experiences at MAC but to be honest, the lighting there is so harsh it's a wonder why they put that sort of lighting at a makeup store, I can see all the heavy makeup that the SA's have on = not attractive!!! I personally do like MAC products but their customer service really turns me off sometimes ><

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