Hokkaido's Famous Chikuwa Bread

Hokkaido's Famous Chikuwa Bread

This is that chikuwa fish stick bread that got rave reviews on Japanese TV. Don't say "Bread with chikuwa??" Just try it out as a savory snack bread and you'll be surprised how delicious it is.

Ingredients: 8 rolls

Bread (strong) flour
160 g
Cake flour
40 g
20 g
3 g
20 g
Milk + egg
145 g combined
Dry yeast
3 g
8 sticks
Canned tuna
1/2 can
1/3 small
to taste
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Aonori and egg wash (for glazing)
a small amount


1. Make the dough in a bread machine until the 1st rising is done. Round off the dough and rest it for a while.
2. Mix the canned tuna, finely chopped onion and mayonnaise, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Make a cut down one side of the chikuwa, and stuff with the Step 2 mixture.
4. Roll the dough out into a long, thin rope and wrap it around the filled chikuwa. Leave to rise (2nd rising) until it's 1.5 times its original size.
5. After the 2nd rising, brush the tops with egg wash (optional), and squeeze out a line of mayonnaise on top. Mist the bread and bake in a 200°C oven for 10-13 minutes.
6. Sprinkle on some aonori seaweed powder to taste, and they're done.
7. It's also delicious with a little ketchup and mustard.
8. So filling! Chikuwa bread.

Story Behind this Recipe

This bread was featured on a local TV show in Hokkaido. It's inspired from the delicious "Chikuwa Bread" from a certain famous store. I think I got pretty close... I'm pretty proud of myself.