Last year, I ordered the Furikake Fries from Kuhio Grille, a popular eatery in Honolulu. Their version had teriyaki sauce, furikake and a Sriracha mayo. It was on their menu of “Specials,” so it’s not always available.
Fast forward to this year, when I was browsing the aisles of Foodland Kahala MKT. That’s when I came across some sauces that reminded me of those delicious fries. I thought I’d try my hand at making my own Teriyaki Furikake Fries.
What makes good Teriyaki Furikake Fries? It’s definitely the sauce, but you also have to make sure your fries maintain some crispness with all that liquid flavor.
So what are the magical ingredients that allowed me to whip up these fries in 15 minutes? First, the fries. I used organic Alexia Yukon Select Fries. You can use whatever fries you like, but I like the skinnier cut of these, especially because I wanted them to remain nice and crispy.
Next, the teriyaki sauce. I found Bachan’s Japanese Barbecue Sauce at Foodland, and the label indicated that it could be used as a sauce or marinade. I liked that it was preservative free and made of simple ingredients. The taste is not too sweet, and it’s also great with tofu and fish.
What about that furikake? Of course I went with the Maika’i organic Nori Furikake from Foodland. They’ve got some other furikake flavors, including Yuzu and Ume, if you want to be adventurous, but I figured I would stay with the classic Nori.
Finally, the spice. On the store shelf, right next to the bottle of Bachan’s, was this bottle of Lucky Foods Seoul Kimchi Mayo. I was intrigued, as the label said it was a dipping sauce or condiment that was vegan and gluten free. Would it be too spicy? Would it really have the flavor needed to take these fries to the next level? I was very impressed. In my opinion, it wasn’t too spicy but very flavorful. The label also recommends using it on burgers, veggies and sandwiches.
How to Make Teriyaki Furikake Fries
- First, you want to prepare your fries according to the package. The Alexia fries have directions which involve baking in the oven. I decided to use my air fryer instead. I put them in there at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. They came out nice and crispy, and I didn’t have to wait for the oven to preheat.
- Next, drizzle on your Bachan’s sauce. I would say to be generous with it, but remember you can always add more, if it’s not enough.
- Third, sprinkle on the furikake to your liking.
- Last, I put the Kimchi Mayo in a small dish for dipping. You could pour it on your fries, but I liked that it wasn’t too much liquid at once, so the fries stayed crispier longer.
As I mentioned before, you can find all of the ingredients used to make the Teriyaki Furikake Fries at Foodland Kahala MKT. If you haven’t been there yet, you should check out the Kahala MKT by Foodland post. I’ll also put links to the brand’s websites below.
Let me know if you try these yummy fries in the comments!