Easy Bonito Carpaccio

Easy Bonito Carpaccio

Doubanjiang and vegetable garnish rid of the fishy smell of bonito. My bonito-hating husband is able to gobble this dish down.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Seared bonito, thinly sliced
about 10 cm slab
★ Ponzu
5 tablespoons
★ Ginger (grated)
1 teaspoon
★ Doubanjiang
1 teaspoon
○ Mizuna, cut into 1 cm lengths
1 bunch
○ Shiso leaves, julienned
○ Kujo leeks (or scallions), minced
to taste (I recommend a generous amount)
Ponzu (to sprinkle over garnishing)
to taste


1. Mix the ○ ingredients in a bowl. Similarly, mix the ★ ingredients in a bowl.
2. Spread the ★ ingredients on a tray or plate and cover the sliced bonito on top to marinate. After about 10 minutes, flip the slices over and let sit for another 10 minutes.
3. Arrange the marinated bonito on a platter (discard the marinade). Garnish with the ○ vegetables in the center.
4. Just before serving, sprinkle a bit of ponzu sauce over the vegetables and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this to rid of the fishy smell of bonito, as my husband hates it.