Japanese Taco

Staff Writer
Japanese Taco
Darko Zagar

Japanese Taco

The fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisines is happening everywhere, and this taco recipe is a simple approach to the trend with just a few essential Japanese ingredients.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 piece of grilled eel, about 10 grams
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 Teaspoon eel sauce
  • 1/2 large shiso leaf
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pickled ginger
  • 1/8 Teaspoon fresh wasabi
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black sesame seeds


Peel and slice the cucumber into thin sheets and cut into 2-inch-by-5-inch pieces.

In a small bowl, put the eel with the eel sauce and warm in a microwave, about 30 seconds. To finish, layer the cucumber, shiso leaf, pickled ginger, and fresh wasabi. Top with the eel and roll up. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Japanese Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Japanese Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.