Chikuwa kabayaki donburi Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi
Simply open up a piece of chikuwa, toss with sauce and grill. The cheap chikuwa makes a luxurious dish, and the rice soaked in the sauce is delicious!
Material ( Serves 1 to 2 )
tube-shaped fish-paste cake two (long cylindrical things)
mirin 1 tablespoon
soy sauce 1 tablespoon
sake 1 tablespoon
sugar 1/2 teaspoon
cooked rice proper quantity
Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

Chikuwa is an inexpensive, high-cost performance ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. This time, we would like to introduce "Chikuwa no Kabayaki Donburi", a dish that will make you feel a little bit extravagant!


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The recipe is based on Ajinomoto's recipe. *Servings for 1 to 2 people

Chikuwa 2 pieces
Mirin (sweet cooking rice wine) 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sake
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Gohan (rice) to taste


Open chikuwa lengthwise and make a horizontal slit on the inside.

Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

Stick a bamboo skewer or toothpick in a horizontal direction to straighten the open chikuwa.

Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

Heat oil (not included) in a frying pan and fry the chikuwa on both sides, pressing down with a spatula until golden brown.

Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

Remove the chikuwa from the pan, add the mirin, soy sauce, sake and sugar and bring to a simmer. Add the chikuwa back into the pan and mix in the sauce.

Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

Place the rice in a bowl, top with the sauce-tossed chikuwa and pour the remaining sauce over the top. The dish is now complete! Sprinkle some sansho (Japanese pepper) on top if you like.

Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

How does it taste?

Yum! The surface is browned and the inside is plump and juicy, and the sweet and spicy sauce gives the chikuwa a wonderful aroma. The juiciness of the chikuwa is enhanced by the sauce that is mixed with the chikuwa as it cooks. The rice soaked in the sauce is also delicious!

Chikuwa no kabayaki donburi

Chikuwa is low in calories and sugar, making it an excellent diet food. A little effort will make it more filling and luxurious, so be sure to give it a try!