Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This is a dish of Chikuwa that is stir-fried with a small amount of Oil and seasoned with Sugar and Soy Sauce. Super quick and easy dish that used to appear in my lunch box quite frequently. It is yummy with freshly cooked rice, but it is also great for drinking.


2 Servings


150g Chikuwa
*Note: Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake. Made from Surimi (fish paste). Other ‘Surimi’ product such as Fish Balls are suitable for this dish.

1 teaspoon Oil *I recommend Sesame Oil
1/2 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Aonori (Dried Green Laver Flakes) *OR finely crumbled Nori
1 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Cut Chikuwa diagonally into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat Oil in a frying pan, stir-fry Chikura over medium heat until slightly browned, and it won’t take long. Then, add Sugar and Soy sauce, and stir-fry until sauce is gone and slightly caramelised.
  3. Sprinkle with some Aonori (Dried Green Laver Flakes) and Toasted Sesame Seeds.