Kitchen Culture

tasty tidbits from the old-fashioned Japanese Kitchen

SANGA YAKI Fish Sliders



Sardines, mackerel and other omega-3 rich fish are known as hikarimono 光物 or “the shining ones,” because they appear silvery and bright swimming in the ocean. These fish are in plentiful supply (eco-friendly) and provide a powerhouse of nutrition (health-promoting).

Although the health benefit of consuming hikarimono is well documented, few cooks prepare them at home. One way is to enjoy fish is to make ginger-laced, herb-wrapped sliders called SANGA YAKI (山河焼き). These fabulous little burgers are seared and glazed in a skillet for ease of preparation, and to make clean up easy.