Fragrant Shiso, Chikuwa Fish Stick and Nori Seaweed Fried Morsels

Fragrant Shiso, Chikuwa Fish Stick and Nori Seaweed Fried Morsels

The combined taste of nori seaweed and shiso leaves coupled with mild cheese is delicious in these inexpensive, but tbut delicious bites. Use in bento or as drinking snacks!

Ingredients: 2 people

1 package (5 sticks)
Sliced cheese
2 1/2 slices
Nori seaweed
to taste
Shiso leaves
10 leaves
*White flour
4 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
*Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
a pinch
1 tablespoon
3 1/2 tablespoons
About 2-3 cubes
Vegetable oil (for frying)
As needed


1. Slice the chikuwa open.
2. Cut the cheese in half, and cut the nori seaweed to about the same size as the cheese.
3. Finely chop the shiso leaves.
4. Open up the chikuwa, place the cheese and nori seaweed inside, and roll it up.
5. Secure the overlap in 2 places with a toothpick.
6. Cut the roll from step 5 into 2 equal halves.
7. Make the other rolls in the same manner.
8. Add shiso leaves to the * ingredients, and mix together.
9. Coat the rolls from Step 7 with the mixture from step 8 in a pan preheated with vegetable oil, cook until crispy, remove the toothpicks, and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make something combining chikuwa and shiso leaves, so I mixed shiso leaves into the breading just like Isobe-style fried food, and fried these up.
It's an inexpensive yet filling little dish.