Satoshi and I really like minced pork with lettuce cups. It was an appetizer we used to order at a bar we used to often go to in Hawaii. (Ryan's Bar & Grill, I wonder if it is still on the menu?)
Last year, after finding hoisin sauce here, I made this using minced chicken and posted about it here.
Since I had some water chestnuts left over from our foodie staff parties, I decided to make minced pork with lettuce cups.
I was a bit disappointed with the lettuce though, they were so puny! (Must be due to the weird weather that has been occurring around Japan.) So instead of using the leaves as cups, I tore them up and made it into a warm salad of sorts.
It still hit the spot.