<These recipes are developed by a registered dietician>

Try out these original recipes with influences from Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and more !

Singapore-Style
Fishball Noodles
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
・ 1 pc.     Choshi Hanpen
・ 400g     Shirataki Noodles (or Vermicelli)
・ 100g     Bean Sprouts
・ 30g       Japanese Leek (finely chopped)
・ 1 tbsp  Dried Shrimp
・ 2 tsp     Potato Starch (or Corn Starch)
・ 0.5 tsp Ginger (grated) 
・ 1 tbsp  Chicken Bouillon Powder
・ 700ml  Water
・ 2 tsp     Japanese Soy Sauce
・ 1 tsp     Chicken Oil (or Sesame Oil)
・ 1 tsp     Sake (optional)
 
For Garnish:
・ Fish Sauce
・ Pepper
Directions
. Finely chop the Hanpen, place in a plastic bag and knead until smooth.
. Add Leeks, Shrimp, Potato Starch and Ginger to the Hanpen paste. Mix well and divide into 8 equal parts, shape into balls, and set aside.
. Blanche the Shirataki Noodles and drain.
. Add Chicken Bouillon, Soy Sauce, Chicken Oil and Sake to the Water and bring it up to a boil.
. Add Hanpen Fish Balls (from Step ), Bean Sprouts to the soup and boil for about 3 mins or until Bean Sprouts are tender.
. Place the drained Shirataki Noodles (from Step ) in serving bowl, and pour in the soup, bean sprouts and Hanpen Fish Balls.
.  Add Fish Sauce or Pepper to taste, and garnish with chopped Cilantro.

Cooking Tips
•Chicken Oil can be substituted for Sesame Oil  to add richness to the flavor.
•Add Chicken Bouillon or Soy Sauce to adjust   the taste of the soup.
•Lemon juice or Chives are nice complementary garnish options.
•Shirataki Noodles are loaded with dietary fiber that is often deficient in average diets.
•Other ingredients of your choice (Ginger, Sesame, etc.) can be added to the fish ball mixture.
Thai-Style
Gapao Fried Rice
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
・ 1 pc.      Choshi Hanpen
・ 1 clove  Garlic (chopped)
・ 0.5        Onion (cut into 1cm squares)
・ 0.25      Red Bell Pepper (cut into 1cm sq.)
・ 0.25      Yellow Bell Pepper (cut into 1cm sq.)
・ 130g     Minced Pork
・ 1 tbsp   Cooking Oil
・ 10           Basil Leaves
・ 2             Eggs
・ 300g      Cooked Rice
 
Sauce Ingredients:
・ 1 tbsp   Worcestershire Sauce 
・ 0.5 tsp  Dou Ban Jiang (Chili Bean Paste)
・ 1 tsp      Fish Sauce
・ 1 tsp      Sake (optional)
・ 1 tsp      Sugar
・ 0.5 tsp   Soy Sauce
Directions
Heat Cooking Oil in a frying pan, add Garlic, Onions and Minced Pork, and stir.
When raw pork is no longer visible, add Hanpen, Paprika and all sauce ingredients to the pan. Fry together until all ingredients are cooked. Tear Basil Leaves by hand and mix in quickly.
In another pan, heat some Cooking Oil and fry the two Eggs.
Plate the rice, add the contents of Step 2, and top off with the fried egg to serve.


Cooking Tips
•Basil adds a refreshing aroma to the dish, please adjust to taste.
•In this recipe, by substituting part of the pork with Hanpen, this delicious one-plate meal provides the protein and vitamins your body needs with lower amounts of fat.


 
Thai-style
Shrimp Cakes
Ingredients (makes 8 pieces)
・ 1 pc.      Choshi Hanpen
・ 150g      Shrimp (peeled and de-veined)
・ 0.5          Egg (beaten)
・ 1 tsp      Garlic (minced)
・ 2 tbsp   Bread crumbs or Panko
・ Bread crumbs or Panko (for coating)
・ Cooking Oil

For Garnish / Serving:
・ Cilantro Leaves
・ Tomatoes
・ Sweet Chili Sauce
Directions
Mince the Hanpen & peeled Shrimp together with a kitchen knife into a minced meat consistency
Add the Egg, Garlic and 2 tbsp Bread Crumbs and the hanpen-shrimp mixture into a bowl and mix well.
Divide and shape into 8 equal parts, coat in Bread Crumbs and fry in Cooking Oil (at 180oC or
medium-high heat) until golden brown.
Serve with Cilantro, Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping.


Cooking Tips
•Frozen Shrimp can be used. When using Shrimp with shells, remove the shells and de-vein before using.
•If using a food processor for mincing, be careful not to overdo it so as to keep some of the texture of the shrimp.
•Hanpen adds a softness and fluffy texture that the whole family can enjoy. The shrimp and Hanpen contains a strong umami flavor, and can be savored on its own without any sauce. Enjoy the crisp outside and soft delicious Shrimp Cake with every bite.
Taiwan-style
Fish Ball Soup (Yu Wan Tang)
Ingredients (for 8 pieces)
・ 2 pc.     Choshi Hanpen
・ 90g       Celery (chopped)
・ 1 tbsp   Potato Starch (or Corn Starch)
・ pinch    ground Pepper
・ 1 tsp      grated Ginger
・ 600ml   Bonito Fish Soup Stock
・ 0.5 tsp  Salt

For Garnish / Serving:
・ Sesame Oil
・ Celery Leaves (roughly chopped)
Directions
Use a peeler to remove the strings of the Celery stem and roughly chop into 1 cm squares
Finely chop the Hanpen, place in plastic bag and knead until smooth
Add Potato
Starch, Pepper and Ginger to the Hanpen and mix well. Divide into 12 equal parts and shape into balls
Put soup stock in a pot, add the Celery stems and hanpen fish balls, and simmer until Celery stalks are tender.
. Add Salt to taste and serve in a bowl. Sprinkle the chopped Celery leaves and add Sesame Oil as garnish.


Cooking Tips
•The flavor of the bonito and Hanpen in the soup combines to add complexity and depth
•This is a Taiwan-style soup with celery and fluffy fish balls made from Hanpen. The fish balls have a softer texture and are easy to chew, while the celery adds a refreshing note and the sesame oil adds a richness to the dish.