Crab Stick and Green Onion Chijimi

Crab Stick and Green Onion Chijimi

Colorful chijimi with imitation crab sticks and Japanese leeks.
Stimulate your appetite with the umami of crab sticks and flavor of Japanese leeks.

Ingredients: 6 cakes [8 cm in diameter]

Imitation crab sticks
Green onions
2 to 3 stalks
100 ml
Cake flour
70 g
a pinch
Sesame oil
to taste
For the sauce
as needed
Soy sauce
as needed


1. Cut the crab sticks in half, and shred. Chop the green onions into 5 mm rounds.
2. Beat the egg in a bowl, add water and mix. Add the cake flour and salt, then mix again to make the batter.
3. Add the ingredients from Step 1 to the batter, then mix.
4. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, then drop in the batter with a ladle. Flatten out the pancakes into a round shape with the back of the ladle. When they turn golden brown, flip them over and grill the other side.
5. After making 6 pancakes, transfer to individual plates, then serve with the vinegar soy sauce.
6. Also try substituting the onion with Chinese chives!

Story Behind this Recipe

Thinking that the taste and color of the crab sticks would go well in chijimi, I gave it a go.