Cream Cheese and Shiso Leaves Chikuwa

Cream Cheese and Shiso Leaves Chikuwa

The perfect drinking snack. Dip in wasabi soy sauce, or delicious on their own of course! A cute bento item too.

Ingredients: 3 rolls

Cream cheese
as needed
Shiso leaves
3 leaves
Wasabi soy sauce, optional
as needed


1. Cut the chickuwa lengthwise. Don't cut them all the way through! Open them up and spread the insides with cream cheese.
2. Cut the shiso leaves in half lengthwise and place on top of the cream cheese. Roll up the chikuwa from the end, and secure with 2 toothpicks. Cut in between the toothpicks in half.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried wrapping chikuwa with cream cheese and shiso leaves, and it became a delicious little item! I've been addicted to these ever since. I enjoy them with wine or beer!