Hanpen is a cheap and hearty food that can be used in a variety of dishes. We've compiled a list of Hanpen recipes that you'll want to start copying today. They're all easy to try!
Abura-Age Hanpen SandwichCut the hanpen into quarters, put cheese between the slices, and roll up shiso leaves. Stuff the fried bean curd, shiso leaf side down, into the fried bean curd, fry it in a pan, add butter and soy sauce, and you're done.
I can't get enough of the cheese that melts out of the savory fried tofu and hanpen! The fresh flavor of shiso leaves accents the dish. Sprinkle with shichimi togarashi (seven spice powder) if you like.
Mugen Cheese HanpenTo make Mugen Cheese Hanpen, simply sauté small pieces of Hanpen in olive oil and add cheese powder and chicken soup stock. Sprinkle with black pepper and basil to taste and you are ready to go.
The chewy hanpen soaked in olive oil is enhanced by the umami of the cheese powder and the moderate saltiness. The combination of the grilled flavor and the richness of the cheese makes it irresistible. You can have as many beers as you like with this.
Hanpen AhijyoHanpen Ahijo is a must-try dish when drinking at home. Put olive oil, garlic, and hawk claws in a pan and heat over low heat. When the oil is fragrant, add salt and soy sauce. When the oil is fragrant, add salt and soy sauce. Cut the spring onions and maitake mushrooms into bite-sized pieces, and add the hanpen, sprinkle parsley and black pepper to taste.
The flavor of the hanpen itself is bland, but the garlic and hawk claws give it a punchy taste. The sweet green onions and fragrant maitake mushrooms enhance the flavor. You can also enjoy the different textures.
Hanpen PancakesHanpen Pancakes are a great recipe for fluffy, chewy pancakes. In a food processor, mix 1 piece of mashed hanpen with 200ml (6.76us fl oz) of milk for 30 seconds, then add 150g (5.29oz) of pancake mix. Place about a quarter of the batter in a pan with salad oil, cover with a lid, and steam over low heat. Turn over and cook on both sides.
The amazingly chewy texture and melt-in-your-mouth texture is just like the pancakes you get at specialty stores. It goes well with butter and honey, as well as side dish toppings. You won't feel it when it's freshly baked, but when it cools down, it has a slight Hanpen flavor.
Grilled Hanpen with Cheese and Isobe-yakiHanpen no Cheese Isobe-yaki " is a dish that can be easily prepared in about 10 minutes. Cut the hanpen in half diagonally and make a cut on the inside of each half to make a pocket. Fill it with melted cheese, wrap it with nori (seaweed), and brown it in a pan with sesame oil. Toss with sugar and soy sauce and you are done.
When you bite into the hot hanpen, the cheese melts from inside. After the addictive sweet and sour taste, the scent of the rocky shore comes out to your nose. Not only is it a great side dish, but it's also a great snack!