Grilled Hanpen Fishcake with Mentaiko and Cheese

Grilled Hanpen Fishcake with Mentaiko and Cheese

I really love the combination of hanpen and cheese.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Mentaiko (salt-cured spicy pollack or cod roe)
1/4 of a sac
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Toasted nori seaweed
4 strips, each 2 cm in width


1. Halve the cheese. Cut the hanpen into fourths, then make small cuts in the side just enough for the cheese to fit. Spread mentaiko in the slit and sandwich the cheese.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Align the hanpen. Grill both sides as you press it down with a spatula, making sure it doesn't open up too much.
3. Wrap around with the nori strips to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

Thanks to mentaiko, here's a "how's this!" recipe for my husband who doesn't like cheese.