chikuwa

  • Fish

    Gochujang Chikuwa Rice Bowl

    I use Soy Sauce, Sugar and Mirin to season many dishes. They are the Japanese staples. I added Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso), Garlic and a little bit of Vinegar to this dish, and the flavour instantly changed from Japanese to Korean. The spicy and sweet sauce is very suitable for Chikuwa (Japanese tube-shape fish cakes) …

  • Fish

    Chikuwa & Konnyaku (Konjac)

    This is another popular and traditional Japanese dish that you would never come across at Japanese restaurants. Some people cook in in a saucepan with a fair bit of Dashi Stock, but I cook it quickly in a frying pan. I would need freshly cooked Rice to enjoy this dish. Makes 3 to 4 Servings …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Chikuwa & Spring Onion Pancake

    Using ‘Tempura’ Batter, that can be made with Plain Flour, Potato Starch, Egg and Water, you can make a variety of savoury pancakes. Today I used Chikuwa (Japanese Tube-shape Fish Cakes) and Spring Onions. You can use Garlic Chives instead of Spring Onions. Add as much as you want if you can combine with the …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish Tempura

    Chikuwa Tempura Rice Bowl

    I believe this picture would make many Japanese people who live outside Japan crave this dish. It’s that sort of dish. Freshly cooked Rice is covered with ‘Katsuobushi’ (Bonito Flakes) that is seasoned with Soy Sauce, then a sheet of Toasted Nori, topped with Chikuwa Tempura. Chikuwa is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake, and Chikuwa Tempura …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Chikuwa (Fish Cake) & Kombu

    This is a very Japanese dish, but you will never come across at any Japanese restaurants. Kombu (Kelp) is an important part of our cuisine. We make Dashi Stock using it, and we use Kombu for cooking a lot. Yesterday I found already shredded Dried Kombu at a Chinese grocery store and I decided to …

  • Tempura

    Chikuwa, Onion & Parsley ‘Kakiage’ Tempura

    ‘Kakiage’ is a type of Tempura made with a variety of chopped or thinly sliced Vegetables and Seafood. I often cook ‘Prawn, Onion & Carrot Kakiage’ to serve with ‘Zaru Soba’. Today I didn’t have enough Prawns. Then I used ‘Chikuwa’ instead. ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). This Kakiage’ …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Oden

    ‘Oden’ is a Japanese hot pot dish of several ingredients simmered in the seasoned dashi stock. The essential ingredients are Fishcakes such as Chikuwa and Fish Balls. I always add Daikon, Potato, Boiled Eggs, Konnyaku (Konjac) and Beef Tendon skewers. Beef Tendon is hard to find where I live, I often use Ossobuco (Veal Shanks) …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Cucumber, Chikuwa & Wakame Mayo Salad

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake. ‘Chikuwa’ is made from Surimi (fish paste) and it is suitable for many dishes. Today I added ‘Chikuwa’ to the ‘Wakame & Cucumber Salad‘. Instead of using the traditional dressing, I used Japanese Mayonnaise and Wasabi. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 Continental Cucumber OR 2 smaller ones *about 250g1/4 …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Chikuwa & Cabbage Fried Rice

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). As Chikuwa was much cheaper than chicken or meat, my mother often used it for many dishes. This fried rice is one of them. She seasoned it simply and I loved it. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 Eggs *lightly whisked1 tablespoon Oil2 Cabbage Leaves …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate Udon

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Udon Soup

    ‘Nikomu’ is a Japanese verb that means ‘boil well’. ‘Nikomi Udon’ is a dish of Udon Noodles that are cooked in a soup with various ingredients. It’s a comforting hot pot dish but you don’t need a clay pot. Just cook all ingredients in the soup using a saucepan or pot until softly cooked. Makes …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Chikuwa ‘Isobeyaki’

    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, …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Chikuwa ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter, but it might be difficult to find. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings …