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Fried Chikuwa with Pickled Red Ginger Isobe Age

Fried Chikuwa with Pickled Red Ginger Isobe Age

The pickled red ginger is spicy, and goes well with the chikuwa fish paste sticks. Great for bentos!

Ingredients

Fried chikuwa
2 sticks
Plain white flour
5 tablespoons
Cold water
80 ml
Red pickled ginger
2 tablespoons (to taste)
Aonori
1/2 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
as needed

Steps

1. Cut the chikuwa in half vertically and then cut into thirds.
2. Finely chop the pickled red ginger.
3. Coat the chikuwa in flour (not listed).
4. Mix all of the ingredients aside from the chikuwa together to make the batter. Dip the chikuwa in the batter, fry in 360°F/180°C oil, and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my basic tempura.