Chicken Nanban Recipe

Chicken Nanban is a local specialty in Miyazaki Prefecture. The nanban sauce goes great with the tartar sauce. The meat is tender and juicy. Everyone likes the sweet and sour flavor.

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Chicken Nanban Recipe
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Cuisine Japanese
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 300 g Chicken Breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sake
Nanban Sauce
Side Vegetables
  • Cabbage Leaves shredded
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers sliced
  • Baby Leaves or lettuce leaves
  • Vegetable Oil for deep-frying
Tartar Sauce
  • 1/2 Boiled Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 30 g Onions chopped
  • 1 Pickled Cucumber chopped
  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley Leaves chopped
Cuisine Japanese
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 300 g Chicken Breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sake
Nanban Sauce
Side Vegetables
  • Cabbage Leaves shredded
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers sliced
  • Baby Leaves or lettuce leaves
  • Vegetable Oil for deep-frying
Tartar Sauce
  • 1/2 Boiled Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 30 g Onions chopped
  • 1 Pickled Cucumber chopped
  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley Leaves chopped
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Instructions
  1. To make the nanban sauce, combine the sugar, soy sauce and the vinegar. Adding the dried red chili pepper will give the sauce a little bit of kick. Make sure to dissolve the sugar thoroughly.
  2. Let’s make the tartar sauce. Add the salt to the chopped onion and rub it in. Rinse the onion and thoroughly squeeze out the excess water using a paper towel. Add it to the mayonnaise in a bowl.
  3. Using an egg slicer, cut half of the boiled egg into fine pieces. Add the egg to the mayonnaise. Add the chopped pickle to the mixture.
  4. Mix it with a spatula and then pour in the milk. Season with the salt and the pepper. Combine the tartar sauce evenly.
  5. Let’s prepare the chicken breast. Peel the skin off the chicken. Using kitchen shears will help to remove the skin. Trim off the excess fat. Remove the excess moisture thoroughly with a paper towel.
  6. Slice off the thin part of the chicken. Then, slice the rest of the chicken into 5 pieces, cutting at an angle. Make sure that each piece has about the same thickness.
  7. In a cooking tray, sprinkle the salt and the pepper. Place the chicken pieces into it. Sprinkle on the salt and the pepper again. Pour the sake over the chicken. Flip the pieces over and allow the chicken to absorb the sake.
  8. Place the all-purpose flour and the chicken into a plastic bag. Shake the bag to coat the chicken with the flour evenly.
  9. Dip the chicken into the beaten egg. Coat the pieces with the egg evenly.
  10. Heat the vegetable oil to about 170 °C (340 °F) and gently place the chicken into it. Let the chicken sit until the outside firms up. Then, flip the pieces over.
  11. When the surface becomes golden brown, drain the oil thoroughly and place the pieces into the nanban sauce. Flip the chicken over and coat both sides with the sauce.
  12. Place the chicken onto a plate along with the side vegetables. Spoon a generous amount of the tartar sauce onto the chicken. Then, top with the shredded parsley leaves.
Recipe Notes
  • Chicken breasts are often used in this recipe but you can also use chicken thighs.
  • The deep-fried batter absorbs the nanban sauce, making the dish more delicious.
  • You can pour the remaining nanban sauce over the side vegetables.
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Takoyaki and Ebiyaki Recipe

We will be slightly changing our previous Takoyaki recipe and also add my favorite shrimp. The savory juice of the octopus and shrimp comes out of the freshly made takoyaki. So delicious!

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Takoyaki and Ebiyaki Recipe
(serves 2: approx. 37 pieces)
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 80 g Boiled Octopus cut into 1cm/0.4” pieces
  • 8 Shrimp medium size
  • 2 tbs Bonito Powder
  • 12 g Beni Shoga pickled ginger, chopped
  • 60 g Cabbage Leaves chopped
  • 20 g Spring Onion Leaves
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 80 g Boiled Octopus cut into 1cm/0.4” pieces
  • 8 Shrimp medium size
  • 2 tbs Bonito Powder
  • 12 g Beni Shoga pickled ginger, chopped
  • 60 g Cabbage Leaves chopped
  • 20 g Spring Onion Leaves
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Instructions
  1. Let’s make the takoyaki batter. Add the salt to the cake flour in a bowl. And thoroughly mix the powder with a balloon whisk.
  2. Gradually pour in the cold dashi stock. Mix in the flour from the center to the outside to help avoid pockets of dry flour. Using the cold dashi stock will help avoid developing the gluten and create a soft and light texture. Add the soy sauce.
  3. Thoroughly beat the egg in a bowl and add it to the batter. Mix to combine.
  4. Pour the batter into a pitcher.
  5. Let’s prepare the fillings. Cut the boiled octopus into 1cm (0.4”) pieces. Squid or scallops can also be used but then it would not be called takoyaki since tako means octopus.
  6. Cut the shrimp in half. These shrimp are already peeled and deveined. If you’re interested in how to clean shrimp, check out our ebi chili video.
  7. Heat a takoyaki pan to about 240°C (464°F). Pour in a generous amount of oil. Make sure to distribute the oil outside of the holes too. Stir the batter and drop in a bit to check if the pan is hot enough. Then, pour the batter into the holes.
  8. Immediately place the octopus and shrimp into each hole.
  9. Sprinkle on the chopped cabbage leaves, bonito powder, spring onion leaves and the beni shoga also known as pickled ginger.
  10. When the batter around the edges of the holes begins to cook, separate each takoyaki from the pan with bamboo sticks and tilt it 90 degrees.
  11. When all the takoyaki are tilted, fill the holes with the batter again.
  12. Turn the takoyaki a little at a time and shape them into balls.
  13. Now, the takoyaki are golden brown and turn smoothly with a light flick. Place each takoyaki onto a plate as soon as it is ready.
  14. Brush them with the okonomiyaki sauce. And sprinkle on the aonori seaweed. Finally, garnish with the bonito flakes. You can also top with mayonnaise to taste.
Recipe Notes
  • You can also use mochi, cheese, kimchi, sausage, or bacon for fillings and enjoy a variety of flavors.
  • There is a much heated debate whether cabbage leaves can be used in takoyaki. If your guests are Japanese, make sure to get permission so that nobody gets upset.
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Ebi Fry (Deep Fried Breaded Prawn Recipe)

The crispy outside and chewy inside make the Ebi Fry more delicious!

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Ebi Fry (Deep Fried Breaded Prawn Recipe)
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Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 6 Prawns frozen black tiger prawns
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Potato Starch
  • Water
Batter
Tartar Sauce
  • 1 Boiled Egg
  • 2 tbsp Onions minced
  • 2 tbsp Parsley Leaves minced
  • 1 Pickled Cucumber small size
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/6 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 80 g Cabbage Leaves shredded
  • 2 pieces Parsley Leaves
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 6 Prawns frozen black tiger prawns
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Potato Starch
  • Water
Batter
Tartar Sauce
  • 1 Boiled Egg
  • 2 tbsp Onions minced
  • 2 tbsp Parsley Leaves minced
  • 1 Pickled Cucumber small size
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/6 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 80 g Cabbage Leaves shredded
  • 2 pieces Parsley Leaves
  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
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Instructions
  1. Let's make tartar sauce. Slice the hard-boiled egg crosswise with an egg slicer. Remove and slice it lengthwise across the initial slices. Rotate it by 90 degrees and slice it lengthwise again. Put the finely chopped boiled egg into a bowl.
  2. Slice the onion, stack the slices on top of each other and mince well. Put the chopped onion in another bowl and rub with a bit of salt. Rinse the onion with cold water and drain with a mesh strainer. Squeeze out the water, put them on a paper towel and remove the excess moisture. Add the onion to the chopped egg.
  3. Pinch the parsley, chop into fine pieces and add it to the egg. Slice the pickled cucumber, stack them on top of each other and chop into fine pieces. Add it to the egg mixture. Add the mayonnaise and salt to the mixture.
  4. Cut the lemon in half. Slice the lemon half into wedges. Squeeze the other half and add the lemon juice to the mixture. Mix evenly and the tartar sauce is ready to serve.
  5. Let's prepare the side vegetables. Use a vegetable slicer and shred the cabbage into ice water. Let it sit in the water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the cabbage shreds with a salad spinner. Serve it on a plate. Garnish with the parsley, small tomamos and lemon wedges. Put the tartar sauce in a small cup and place it on the plate.
  6. Let's prepare the black tiger prawns. Remove the sharp pointed shell from the tails. Peel the prawns but leave the last sections of the shell above the tails. Pierce the back of the prawns with a bamboo skewer and remove the sand veins.
  7. Put the prawns in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt, potato starch and a little water to it. Gently rub the prawns with the salt and starch. Take the bowl to the sink and rinse them with running water to remove the dirt and fishy smell.
  8. Place the prawns on a paper towel. Cover with another paper towel and press them to remove the excess moisture.
  9. Cut the tips off the tails with a kitchen shears and remove the moist inside. Make cuts diagonally along the prawn stomachs. Press the prawns on their back and break the stringy parts. This process will prevent the prawns from curling up when heated. Finally, lightly sprinkle on salt.
  10. Let's coat the prawns with batter. Crack the egg into a bowl. Add some water and beat the egg thoroughly with a whisk. First, dip the prawns into flour. Lightly coat and dust off the excess flour.
  11. Second, dip them into the beaten egg.
  12. Finally, coat the prawns with moist breadcrumbs. If they appear patchy, dip them into the egg again and reapply the breadcrumbs.
  13. Let's deep-fry the prawns. Drop the breadcrumbs in the heated oil to check the oil temperature is around 175 °C (347 °F). Less than 2cm (0.8") depth of frying oil is good enough for this recipe. Dust off the breadcrumbs from the tails. Hold the prawn tails and gently put them into the oil one by one.
  14. Let the prawns sit still in the oil for few seconds. Flip them over as the surface gets crispy. When the surface gets golden brown, place them on a paper towel and let them drain out the excess oil.
  15. Serve the ebi fry on the plate along with the side vegetables and tartar sauce.
Recipe Notes
  • If the soft breadcrumbs are not available, mist dried breadcrumbs with water so that the ebi fry become crispy.
  • This tartar sauce uses less amount of mayonnaise. Adding extra mayo or a bit of mustard to the sauce also brings out the flavor.
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