Tempura Cakes with Tuna and Corn

Tempura Cakes with Tuna and Corn

Served with a fresh Aurora sauce these tempura cakes are the perfect example of delicious Japan small plate food. Part of our series of Japas (Japanese tapas recipes for chefs).

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins


  • 1 can Tuna in water (180g)
  • 100 g Corn
  • 1 pc Small onion
  • 1/2 tsp Fish stock dashi or bullion
  • 70 g Wheat flour
  • 1 pc Egg yolk
  • 100 ml Cold water
  • 100 g Ketchup
  • 100 g Mayonnaise
  • 20 ml Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 5 ml Lemon juice
  • few drops TABASCO® Pepper Sauce


Chop onion finely and sprinkle with wheat flour. Remove all water from tuna and corn. Put cold water and egg yolk into a bowl and mix. Add flour and mix again.

Add finely chopped onion, tuna and corn and mix all ingredients. Form small pancakes with tablespoon and fry at 170°C.

Serve with Japanese style Aurora sauce.

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