Hokkai at Home: Snack platter

Hokkai at Home at Anne (29) from Haarlem: “A delicious drink is served best with a good snack platter. I certainly do not turn down Dutch bitterballen and cheese sticks, but I also enjoy serving other snacks. My boyfriend and I eat fish from Hokkai on a weekly basis, but we had never tried the fish snacks before. I was familiar with Ebi-fry and Edamame, but Takoyaki and Shishamo were new to me. It was definitely worth a try, the snack platter was also well received by our friends. ”

How to prepare this snack platter?


  • Takoyaki (Octopus balls)
  • Ebi-fry (Deep-fried Breaded Shrimp)
  • Edamame (Japanese soy beans)
  • Shishamo (Dried Capelin; available again soon)
  • Sweet chili sauce
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Sunflower oil


  1. Defrost the Shishamo in cold water for 15 minutes in an unopened package.
  2. Place the freshly frozen Ebi-fry and Takoyaki in the deep fryer at 180 ℃ for 5 minutes.
  3. If you do not have a deep fryer, heat 2 cm of sunflower oil in a pan and fry the products while turning.
  4. The Eby-fries are ready when they turn golden brown. The Takoyaki’s are ready when you can easily pierce them with a toothpick. This is approximately after 4-5 minutes.
  5. Drain the oil by placing the fried snacks on a paper towel.
  6. Meanwhile, fill a small pan with water and immediately add the Edamame. Leave this on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Bake the thawed Shishamo in the oven at 230 ℃ for 6 minutes.
  8. When all snacks are ready, it is time to prepare the sauces. A cup of sweet chili sauce for the Ebi-fry’s, some okonomi sauce and  (Japanese) mayonnaise for the Takoyaki (which are included in the package), and some extra salt for over the Edamame.
  9. Place the snacks on a nice snack platter and enjoy!

Did you cook with Hokkai, just like Anne? We would like to see your creations as a home cook on social media using the hashtag #hokkaiathome

ど う ぞ 召 し 上 が れ! Enjoy your meal!