Budget-Pleasing Fried Sardines

Nine small sardines “Ko-Iwashi” are sold by 100 JPY.

I like sardines because the taste is so good (it goes without saying)  and even it is very budget-pleasing.

Iwashi, Sardines

This package contains nine small sardines removed the head and viscera, which is sold at 100 JPY.  (about 0.8 EUR, 0.85 USD)

Iwashi, Sardines
Iwashi, Sardines

Outstanding cost performance from Aichi Prefecture!

Cooking of Budget-Pleasing Fried Sardines

Here I prefer breadcrumbs of western style such as for schnitzel than Japanese Panko.
There are noticeable difference between Panko and breadcrumbs in texture.

Cooking of Budget-Pleasing Fried Sardines
Cooking of Budget-Pleasing Fried Sardines
Cooking of Budget-Pleasing Fried Sardines

Count the number from one to nine in Japanese.

1=ichi,  2=ni,  3=san,  4=yon (shi),  5=go,  6=roku,  7=nana (shichi, hichi),  8=hachi,  9=kyu
4 and 7 has some pronunciations, depended on the region.

Usually it is not too much consciousness, I’ve tried to count aloud.
redulted  “ichi  ni  san  shi  go  roku  hichi  hachi  kyu” :)

 

《Just trivia》
There are another pronunciations of Japanese traditional style.
1=hitotsu (hi),  2=futatsu (fu),  3=mittsu (mi),  4=yottsu (yo),  5=itsutsu (itsu),  6=muttsu (mu),  7=nanatsu (na),  8=yattsu (ya),  9=kokonotsu (ko)

Cooking of Budget-Pleasing Fried Sardines

・Iwashi
is a sardine.  鰯(いわし)  literally “delicate fish”
・Panko
is Japanese breadcrumbs made using white bread.  It has the flaky texture, larger than western breadcrumbs.  パン粉(ぱんこ)  literally “bread powder”