Kabayaki-Style Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chikuwa

Kabayaki-Style Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chikuwa

Skewering chikuwa on toothpicks keeps them from rolling around, so they're easier to eat.


Grilled chikuwa
Yakitori sauce Recipe ID: 2584232
1-2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
a little
Shichimi spice or sansho
as desired


1. Cut the grilled chikuwa in half lengthwise. This time, I use mini-sized ones.
2. Line up the cut chikuwa and skewer with a toothpick. By doing this, they won't roll around.
3. Cook the chikuwa with a bit of oil in a frying pan over low heat until crispy.
4. Turn off the heat and add the yakitori sauce and water. Turn the heat back on and simmer to coat the chikuwa. They'll burn easily, so be careful!
5. Once cooked, season as you like with shichimi or sansho.
6. [Related recipe] Homemade yakitori sauce Recipe ID: 2584232.

Story Behind this Recipe

This easy grilled chikuwa is sweet and spicy, making it great for a side dish or drinking snack.