Gone are the days of boring canned tuna salad sandwiches for lunch! With the number of tinned fish that Asian-inspired food offers, you can turn an ordinary lunch into an extraordinary Asian-inspired meal. Here are some delicious ways to incorporate new foods into your lunch routine in a fun way.
Easy Asian-Inspired Lunches with Canned Fish
In combination with any flavor you can think of, any fish can be found canned and ready to form into delicious Asian food. Below are quick meals you can make to keep your lunches new each week while incorporating Japanese cooking.
Take your ordinary fried rice up a notch by swapping out meat or tofu and using sliced up Kyokuyo Grilled Sanma Flavored with Yuzu Daikon Oroshi.
This option is a bit out of the box but delicious nonetheless. You can also use Sea Marche Kaki Oyster Simmered in Water,
Ito Shokuhin Flavored Ika Squid,
or even Ito Shokuhin Kanimiso With Crab Meat.
Grab some pure sesame oil (or olive oil), rice, scrambled eggs, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, or fish sauce, one choice from above, and panfry it together.
Grilled Rice Balls
These are a tasty way to include delicious rice balls, aka Yaki Onigiri, with sauce and fun fillings in your lunch. You’ll need cooked rice and a sauce to brush on the outside like eel sauce. Stuff them with fish cakes. Or, try one of these options,Ito Shokuhin Premium Iwashi Sardine Simmered In Soy Sauce,
Ito Shokuhin Premium Saba Mackerel Simmered In Water,
Ito Shokuhin Premium Saba Mackerel Simmered In Miso,
or Yamame Asadore Saba Mackerel Simmered in Water.
These are also known as rice sandwiches. Imagine adding delicious tuna to your meal by wrapping it in sticky rice and nori (seaweed) and munching on it during lunchtime! This option makes it easy to eat a sushi-like lunch on the go. Try these tuna can options for a tasty dish: Ito Shokuhin Light Flaked Tuna In Oil,
Ito Shokuhin Simmered Tuna with Soy Sauce,
and Ito Shokuhin Simmered Tuna with Miso.
Pack some Wel-Pac Kizami Shoga Shredded Pickled Ginger to cleanse your palette between each different filling.
This delicious meal option is similar to stir fry, except with thick udon noodles. Save time by adding a can of Dynasty Chinese Stir-Fry Vegetables,
then top it with any of these tasty canned fish options: Yamame Asadore Mackerel In Miso Sauce,
J-Basket Saba Kabayaki,
or Iwate Sanma Kabayaki.
Stir in your favorite sauce, like ponzu sauce.
This Japanese food is similar to sushi, with a much larger amount of rice in a rectangle shape. A popular variety includes a fried slice of spam on top. However, you can make it vegetarian-friendly by adding J-Basket Inari no Moto Seasoned Fried Bean Curd,
Momoya Zasai Pickled Mustard Stem,
;Momoya Menma Pickled Bamboo Shoots,
or Dynasty Sliced Bamboo Shoots.
Add a small side of Wel-Pac Sushi Gari Sliced Pickled Ginger
and a dipping sauce (try adding soy sauce plus a splash of rice vinegar and fresh herbs), and you have a tasty, easy lunch.
Find more Asian grocery lunch inspiration at Bokksu Grocery. Bokksu Grocery is an Asian grocery store specializing in Japanese grocery items. There are also many Chinese and Korean snacks and foods for those who enjoy a variety when shopping at Asian stores. Use Bokksu Grocery to order groceries online, making lunchtime an easier task while avoiding the hustle and bustle of Asian grocery stores, the local Asian market/Asian markets, and the local grocery store.
By Krystina Quintana