Japanese sausages taste milder and are less spicy than American sausages.
Japanese sausages or Japanese wiener sausages are shorter than regular sausages. They tend to be juicier and snappier.
What Are Japanese Sausages
Japanese sausages are short pork sausages seasoned with spices. The casing is usually made of collagen, which results in a snappier texture than traditional casing made of animal intestines. Some may be stuffed with cheese or seasoned with shiso, herbs, garlic, or dried tomatoes.
It’s popular among kids as it tends to be packed in a bento or eaten as a snack.
Arabiki (粗びき) refers to coarsely ground pork meat. It usually has a mild smoky flavor and meatier flavor.
Here’s the brand and package I bought at my local Japanese supermarket. While you can substitute with other types of sausages, I found them the perfect size to make octopus sausages (たこウィンナー).
Recipes Using Japanese Sausages
Where To Buy
Find it in the refrigerator or freezer section at Asian or Japanese grocery stores.
You can substitute it with regular sausages.