Potato with Japanese Fish Cake in Savory Sesame Marinade

Potato with Japanese Fish Cake in Savory Sesame Marinade


Potato with Japanese fish cakes is cooked in a delicious savory yet slightly sweet marinade, all the flavors come together making it a earthy home-made dish everyone in your family will love.


  • Idaho Potatoes (3 pieces, sliced into cubes)
  • Japanese Fried Fish Cake (15 ounces)
  • Red Bell Pepper (1, sliced into 2 inch pieces)
  • Scallion (4 stalks, sliced into 1 inch pieces)
  • Garlic (4 cloves, minced)


  • Soy Sauce (3 tablespoons)
  • Water (1/3 cup)
  • Honey (1 1/2 tablespoon)
  • Sesame Oil (3 tablespoons)
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds (1 tablespoon)
  • Korean Red Hot Pepper Flakes (1 tablespoon, if you can not get this, then use regular hot red pepper flakes)

Ingredients you will need:



1) Peel and slice potato into large cubes.


2) Slice the large Japanese Fish Cakes into bite size pieces.


3) Slice Bell Pepper into thin 2 inch pieces.


4) Slice scallion into 1 inch pieces.


5) Mince garlic.


6) Prepare marinade.  In small bowl, add garlic, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, honey, red hot pepper flakes, and sesame seeds.  With spoon, mix well.

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7) In large pot, add potato, fish cakes, red bell pepper.


8) Add marinade and toss with wooden spoon.


9) Place lid on pot.  Turn fire to high.  Once liquid starts to boil, turn to medium heat, and cook for 20 minutes.



10) After 20 minutes, add scallions, and place lid back on. Cook for another 2 minutes until scallions are wilted.


Serve with rice.  Serves 6.



  1. says

    Looks and sounds so good Moon. Where can I find the Japanese fish cakes? They don’t have them in my grocery. I’ve looked in all sections, but haven’t been able to find them. Is there a recipe for making them? I really want to try this recipe

    • Moon Cho says

      Hi Angie…In Asian supermarkets–Japanese, Korean or even Chinese. Do you not have an Asian market relatively close by? Call the market before you go to make sure they have these fish cakes. I have never made them, as they must be compressed. I looked on-line but couldn’t find a place that really sells them. It’s like tofu–we buy tofu, we do not make them. Let me know if you find them.

      • says

        Hi Moon,

        We have a lot of Asian restaurants, but no Asian markets that I have found. Most of the Asian people around here that I have talked to say they go to St. Louis and buy their food in bulk every 4 to 6 months, but my friends from India no longer live here, so I can’t ask them to get things for me any more. Maybe the people in my favorite Chinese restaurant would do a favor for me, but I don’t know. I will ask though, because you never know unless you ask.

        • Moon Cho says

          Yes, maybe the Chinese people know where you can get that fish cake. It is unfortunate that you do not have a local Asian market. Let me know if you find it.