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Ikura Temaki (Salmon Roe Handroll)

I loveeee ikura (イクラ in Japanese), aka salmon roe. It is full of salty, unami and omega deliciousness. Not forgetting to mention that they look so pretty too, like little glistening gems in the sea. Making an ikura temaka (salmon roe handroll) at home is a treat I love to indulge in once in a while to pamper myself. Pair them with hot sake and I’ll be at gourmet paradise.

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For this recipe, I bought the best grade of ikura at Meidi-Ya supermarket and it is still cheaper than ordering it from Japanese restaurants.

Ikura Temaki (Salmon Roe Handroll) Recipe

Making the handroll is really easy too: just arrange the ingredients on a temaki-size seaweed as shown above before rolling it into a cone. 

Ikura Don Recipe
And if you have leftover ingredients, make the equally easy ikura don (salmon roe on rice). Click the photo above for the recipe.

7 comments on “Ikura Temaki (Salmon Roe Handroll)”

  1. This is so creative and beautifully presented! (Almost like a flower bouquet.) The contrast of the orange, green, and black is perfect. I’ve never tried roe before, but I would try it like this. Glad your story turned into a “happy ending!” :)

  2. What an unhappy experience :O I never really tried salmon roe before cos usually they are expensive in restaurants and I am also wary if the roe is “real” Don’t know..I just read many reports that salmon roe is something that can be quite easily (and widely) “imitated”. How do you ensure you got the real stuff?

    Your kitchen very well-equipped leh…even have the hand-roll “stand” :)

    • I don’t think the salmon roe they sell in SG is ever fake. only smashed LOL (ok it’s only that one time). I’m very sure the ones sold at the Japanese supermarkets here (Meidi Ya and Scotts esp) are genuine. always wanted a temaki stand hehe

  3. wow These handrolls look so inviting!

  4. I’m glad it worked out. Yours is so beautiful!

  5. One of my favourite handrolls, With homemade ones, I can put in extra ikura :)

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