Cheesy Hanpen Fish Cakes

Cheesy Hanpen Fish Cakes

  • Serves 3-4
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Turn a fishcake into a seriously moreish hot snack with this cheesy hanpen fish cake recipe. Hanpen are made from white fish and often added to oden hot pots, but this recipe involves stuffing melty cheese inside the hanpen, breading them in crispy panko breadcrumbs, and shallow frying them until they turn an irresistible golden brown. Enjoy these tasty treats by themselves or add them to a bento lunch.


• 2 hanpen fish cakes
• 2 slices of melty cheese
• flour
• 1 beaten egg
• panko breadcrumbs
optional: soy sauce, karashi mustard for dipping

How To Prepare

  1. Slice the hanpen in half diagonally to make triangles, then slice across the middle to make a little pouch. Next stuff with cheese.

  2. Spread out your flour and panko breadcrumbs onto plates. Dust the hanpen with the flour, then dip in the beaten egg and finally roll in the panko.

  3. Heat a generous quantity of oil in your frying pan. Add the hanpen and fry until both sides turn a golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a little bit of kitchen towel, before serving and enjoy.