Dungeon Food: Dungeon-Style Kakiage

Make an awesome Dungeon-Style Kakiage Inspired by the misadventures of an intripid dungeon party from the Netflix anime, Delicious in Dungeon.

Dungeon Food: Dungeon-Style Kakiage
Delicious in Dungeon: Dungeon-Style Kakiage

In the second episode of awesome Netflix anime Delicious in Dungeon, Senshi and Chilchuck collaborate to create a delectable dish. But how can you bring this fantasy treat into the realm of reality? Let’s unravel the mystery together.

What Is Kakiage?

Before we embark on our culinary quest, let’s first uncover the essence of kakiage.

Kakiage, a variant of the renowned Japanese dish tempura, comprises small portions of seafood, vegetables, or a fusion of both. This tantalizing treat often showcases clusters of finely cut fish or shellfish, ranging from succulent scallops to plump shrimps, seamlessly combined with vegetables such as onion or mitsuba. Vegetarian renditions may feature ingredients like burdock, matchstick-cut carrots, and onions, enhancing the profile of the diverse flavor.

Here Are the Ingredients for the Delicious in Dungeon Kakiage (in Real Life)

In the animated world of Delicious in Dungeon, Senshi and Chilchuck concoct a unique dish known as Mandrake Kakiage and Giant Bat Tempura, blending Senshi’s culinary finesse with Chilchuck’s trap-making skills. While this imaginative creation involves shredded mandrake and marinated bat breast coated in batter and deep-fried in olive oil, our real-world adaptation calls for a few adjustments.

For our version of this delectable treat, gather the following ingredients:

  • Carrots, cabbage, onion, and shiitake mushrooms (you can also add beans)
  • 400 grams of any sea fish of your preference
  • 1 chicken egg (or you can use a duck egg for a stronger flavor)
  • 150 grams of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 170 ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon of sake
  • Garlic and ginger (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

How to Make Delicious in Dungeon’s Kakiage

Now that we have our ingredients assembled, let’s embark on our culinary adventure:

  1. Begin by cutting the vegetables into julienne or matchstick-like pieces and soak them in ice water to maintain their crispness.
  2. Prepare the tempura batter by combining flour with ice-cold water until you achieve a smooth consistency akin to pancake batter.
  3. Introduce the vegetable strips into the prepared batter, ensuring they are thoroughly coated.
  4. Heat olive oil (or vegetable oil) in a pan and carefully spoon a portion of the vegetable batter mixture into the hot oil.
  5. Fry until the pieces attain a golden-brown hue, signifying their readiness.

Serve With Pride

Serve your kakiage with pride, as a culinary that is bursting with the flavors of fantasy brought to life, one delectable bite at a time.