Japanese-Style Hamburgers/和風ハンバーグ

Japanese Food

I bought a new oil pot today at the nearby home improvment center for about 500 yen. The right one is the one I bought at a 100-yen shop months ago. Some items available at a 100-yen shop are great, while others are not so great. The oil pot falls into the latter category.

I made Japanese-style hamburgers for supper tonight. The special ingredients are shiitake mushroom stems, which I had stored in the freezer, kinako (roasted soybean flour), and grated ginger. Shiitake mushroom stems are edible and are too good to just throw away, kinako is a great source of glutamic acid according to the TV show, Tameshite Gatten, and grated ginger is a common ingredient of the Japanese equivalent of hamburger called tsukune.
Soy sauce contains 1,500 mg of glutamic acid per 100 g; miso 2,200 mg; and kinako 6,200 mg.
しょう油には100 g当たりグルタミン酸を1,500 mg含み、味噌は2,200 mg、きな粉は6,200 mg含みます。

The garnishes were cabbage, canned corn, and shiso (perilla) leaves.
We also had pickles and tomatoes.

The sauce for the hamburgers was a simple one (1:1:1 mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and sake).

Edited to add: I used minced pork to make these hamburgers. The slicer that I used to shred cabbage was a good buy (bought at a 100-yen shop).

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