Ikura Don Topped with Salmon

If you have been in Japan and moved up north to the place called Hokkaido, you would have noticed what I am going to share with you now. It is called IKURA DON a popular Hokkaido food. Why do I love this food, it is made of seafood and has low cholesterol meaning that is what every healthy person wants to eat.  However, I have taken it to another level by adding extra dimensions to it. Normally in Japan we serve it at every family dinner in addition with other foods. When you visit Tokyo you can find it in restaurants but if you really want to try it out and see the real taste take the jump and go to Hokkaido. You will enjoy eating it while having fun in this nature blessed region of Japan. I served this out today at a restaurant in Tokyo were I was creating a new Menu.


  • 2 servings Japanese premium short grain rice.
  • 2 shiso leaves (perilla)
  • 5 oz salmon sashimi
  • 3-4 Tbsp. ikura (salmon roe)
  • 3 Tbsp. kizami nori (shredded nori seaweed)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Wasabi
  • A dash of ajinomoto umami
And you are ready to have a special lunch or dinner.



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