Easy Cheese Hanpen Sandwiches

Easy Cheese Hanpen Sandwiches

Why not try this for an appetizer, lunch box, or for when you need one more side dish at dinner? It is a popular and delicious combination. Sorry if the recipe is too easy.

Ingredients: 4 servings

2 large pieces
Sliced cheese
2 pieces
as needed
Sesame oil
a small amount


1. Slice the hanpen horizontally in half like in this picture. Do not cut right through; the edge of the hampen should be connected. It is a bit difficult, so please be careful not to cut yourself!
2. Open the hanpen like a book and lay a cheese slice in the middle.
3. Heat sesame oil in a pan and cook both sides until nicely golden brown like in this picture. It will quickly brown, so be careful that it doesn't burn. At the end, drizzle ponzu sauce over the sandwich. It's ready to eat!

Story Behind this Recipe

My family loves this combination of hanpen and cheese, so I make it often.