Homemade Fish Cakes

Greetings everyone.

Today I have two videos to share. They are from two of my favorite YouTube channels, and both are absolutely delicious.

Many of the fish cakes sold in Asian markets today contain unhealthy additives such as MSG, dyes, and other nasty preservatives.

These recipes show how to make fish cakes using real fish and healthy ingredients. Enjoy.

さつま揚げ (satsuma-age) are a fish cake from Kagoshima, Japan. They are used in various stews and hotpots, or eaten as a snack. They have a lovely flavor and texture and are also a great way to incorporate fish into the diet.

Click here to see more videos from Cooking with Dog.

어묵 (eomuk) are fish cakes from South Korea. Many believe they were created to mimic the Japanese fish cakes many centuries ago. They are delicious and like satsuma-age, they are great in soups or just as a snack.

Click here to see more videos from Maangchi.

かぶの浅漬け Turnip Asazuke

The humble turnip is another gem of the Fall season. It is hearty, inexpensive and very nutritious. Unfortunately it has almost fallen into obscurity here in America.

Many people have never eaten turnips, and that really is a shame.

They are full of vitamins, especially vitamin C which is hard to come by in the fall if you eat seasonally; and can be prepared many different ways.

This simple and delicious Japanese dish is one of the more unique preparations of turnips I have found. I plan to make it as soon as I can get my hands on the ingredients.


コーヒーゼリー (Coffee Jelly)

Greetings everyone!

Today’s post is for all the coffee lovers out there, and something I really want to try; especially now that we are moving into Indian Summer.

I am super ready for fall, but summer still seems to be hanging on tightly.

This recipe is cool, rich, delicious, relatively low in calories and perfect for hot summer afternoons.


For more wonderful Japanese recipes visit Cooking with Dog on YouTube.

Black Sesame Smoothie

This recipe is from one of my favorite channels on YouTube. It is a very healthy, low fat, and nutrient rich smoothie made with sesame seeds, a banana and soy milk. All of their recipes are absolutely wonderful, and this one is no exception.


  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 250ml Original Unfortified Soy Milk (1.06 cups)
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Black Sesame Seeds (A coffee grinder works well)
  • Honey to taste (About ½ Tablespoon should work nicely)
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes

If you enjoy cooking or eating Japanese cuisine definitely check out cookingwithdog on YouTube. Their recipes are authentic, the commentary is easy to understand, and chef is absolutely adorable and very talented. Good luck in the kitchen.