Chikuwa Cucumber is one of the easiest and quickest dishes you can make in order to fill up the empty space in your bento box. You can also use blanched okra.
When you need just one more dish to fill up the empty space of the lunch box, Chikuwa Cucumber comes in handy. Chikuwa is a Japanese fish cake and is used in many dishes such as Oden (Fish Cake Stew) and Chikuwa Isobeage. The best part is that preparation only takes a few minutes. Enjoy!
- Cut the cucumber to the length of the chikuwa fish cake. Peel cucumber skin in a stripe pattern.
- Cut the cucumber into thin sticks so that they will fit the chikuwa hole. If your cucumber has many seeds, remove them. Stuff the cucumber stick inside chikuwa.
- Cut each chikuwa cucumber in thirds or quarters. You can also cut diagonally for the look.