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This next recipe was a request on TikTok from jojo._.joestar - Gotcha Roast Pork (also known as Roast Pork, Just Kidding) from Food Wars! In the anime, when Soma has to make a roast pork dish but his meat was sabotaged, he gets creative and creates an artificial one with mashed potato wrapped in a bacon jacket and topped with a red wine reduction.
We used red wine vinegar that we had on hand instead of red wine and it reduced just the same, plus we made this vegan! The only thing that prevents the original from being vegan is the bacon, so we swapped it with this seitan bacon and it came out great.
This recipe comes from the manga/anime directly. I'll be posting it up with my minor modifications and some tips I learned along the way, but you can see the original here.
This was actually pretty hard to make. It took us about an hour and a half from start to finish, and like I mentioned in the tips section, the log was fairly hard to wrap with bacon. I couldn't even wrap mine with twine because whenever I tried to, it'd fall apart since I didn't have the twine set down before (which is why I advise you do that). Luckily we ended up not really needing the twine, since most of our bacon stayed put, but I still recommend using it to really reinforce the shape.
Since it was harder to make and took a long time, I'm going to rate this a 6/10 for ease of replication. I give the flavor a 9/10 rating, so overall this gets a 7/10 overall from me.
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Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.