Pour boiled water over the satsuma-age to remove the excess oil. Cut into 2-3mm strips and set aside. Combine the ★ ingredients.
Heat the sesame oil in a pan and add the satsuma-age from Step 1. Once it's lightly browned, add the ★ mixture.
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Story Behind this Recipe
Satsuma-age is a lifesaver when you need another dish or a bento filler. This is a nice spicy dish to enjoy even served cold.
Sesame seeds are delicious as a garnish. Adjust the doubanjiang paste to taste. Instead of doubanjiang, you could use Korean red chili paste or kimchi. If you like sliced onion, add 1/2 an onion and increase the amount of seasonings by 1/2 the listed amount.