Refreshing Chikuwa Rolls with Umeboshi and Shiso Leaves

Refreshing Chikuwa Rolls with Umeboshi and Shiso Leaves

It's a perfect dish for summer!
Umeboshi and shiso leaves are a delicious combination.
Please enjoy it as a drinking appetizer or as a bento side dish.

Ingredients: 5 chikuwa fish cake sticks' worth

2-3 large
Shiso leaves


1. Cut the shiso leaves in half along the stem in the middle.
2. Remove the pits from the umeboshi, and mince with a knife.
3. Cut the chikuwa lengthwise, and make crisscross lattice pattern of cuts inside.
4. Place the browned side of the chikuwa up, place the shiso leaf, and put the minced umeboshi close to you.
5. Roll it up from the side close to you. Please be careful while rolling it up so that the umeboshi won't come out. Secure with a toothpick, and you're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since it's easy to make, I can make it as a bento side dish and stuff it in the empty spaces left over in a bento box. It's really useful.