Chan chan yaki is a popular regional food of Hokkaido, northern most island of Japan. It is a dish that salmon is cooked with lots of vegetables, such as onion, cabbage, bean shoot, carrot etc, on a hot plate and mixed together with miso based sauce. It is usually served as a big dish to share among family and friends.
It may be difficult to find chan chan yaki at a restaurant as it is usually cooked at home. There are many stories regarding the origin of the name, but one of them is that it came from a Japanese mimetic word “cha cha”, which expresses quick action because it is easy to cook. All you need is a large pan and you can serve as it is when it’s cooked. It goes well with rice as well as sake or beer.
You can find a recipe on the Internet and the ingredients are not difficult to get from a local grocery store, this could be a main dish for your next Japanese theme party!
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