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Make Easy Lunches With Tinned Fish!

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.

Fried Rice

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.

 

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,

Sea Marche Kaki Oyster Simmered in Water

Ito Shokuhin Flavored Ika Squid,

Ito Shokuhin Flavored Ika Squid

or even Ito Shokuhin Kanimiso With Crab Meat.

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 Iwashi Sardine Simmered In Soy Sauce

Ito Shokuhin Premium Saba Mackerel Simmered In Water,

Ito Shokuhin Premium Saba Mackerel Simmered In Water

Ito Shokuhin Premium Saba Mackerel Simmered In Miso,

Ito Shokuhin Premium Saba Mackerel Simmered In Miso

or Yamame Asadore Saba Mackerel Simmered in Water.

Yamame Asadore Saba Mackerel Simmered in Water

OnigiriSandwiches

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 Light Flaked Tuna In Oil

Ito Shokuhin Simmered Tuna with Soy Sauce,

Ito Shokuhin Simmered Tuna with Soy Sauce

and Ito Shokuhin Simmered Tuna with Miso.

Ito Shokuhin Simmered Tuna with Miso

Pack some Wel-Pac Kizami Shoga Shredded Pickled Ginger to cleanse your palette between each different filling.

Wel-Pac Kizami Shoga Shredded Pickled Ginger

YakiUdon

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,

 

Dynasty Chinese Stir-Fry Vegetables

then top it with any of these tasty canned fish options: Yamame Asadore Mackerel In Miso Sauce,

Yamame Asadore Mackerel In Miso Sauce

J-Basket Saba Kabayaki,

J-Basket Saba Kabayaki

or Iwate Sanma Kabayaki.

Iwate Sanma Kabayaki

Stir in your favorite sauce, like ponzu sauce.

 

Vegetarian Musubi

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,

 

J-Basket Inari no Moto Seasoned Fried Bean Curd

Momoya Zasai Pickled Mustard Stem,

Momoya Zasai Pickled Mustard Stem

;Momoya Menma Pickled Bamboo Shoots,

Momoya Menma Pickled Bamboo Shoots

or Dynasty Sliced Bamboo Shoots.

Dynasty Sliced Bamboo Shoots

Add a small side of Wel-Pac Sushi Gari Sliced Pickled Ginger

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

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