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  1. Tom says:

    I was in the US Air Force stationed at Yokota Airbase and we lived in old private base housing just outside of Tachikawa Airbase. I went shopping in an area next to the old Tachikawa Airbase called Ohyama Danchi. I would buy a snack called ika fry at the local grocery market. The market also sold ebi fry as well. I want to make ika fry but I don’t know the ingredients to make the coating with panko. What else would I need to prepare this coating?
    Thank you.

    • Tomo says:

      Hi Tom,
      Thank you for commenting.
      For example, based on this recipe on Kurashiru, a popular Japanese recipe site,
      The ingredients in the batter for the ika fry (for 2 servings) are

      One medium-size egg
      30 cc (grams) water
      50 grams cake flour

      Mix them up in a bowl, put in prepared squid rings, and coat the battered rings with panko breadcrumbs.

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