Got a hankering for hanpen? Here’s how to make your own Japanese fish cakes【SoraKitchen】

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers

This particular style of fish cake dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) and is made using only three key ingredients

Our Japanese-language correspondent K. Masami is always up for a culinary challenge. As it goes, different ideas for kitchen experiments tend to pop into her head at the most random of times. Case in point: she recently woke up with one such thought out of nowhere: “How does one make hanpen, a form of whitefish cake?”

She of course knew that hanpen is a surimi (fish or meat paste) product, but how it arrives at that point

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