1teaspoonhawashabi sauce*or substituted ½ teaspoon wasabi paste
1teaspoonyuzu juice*or substituted ½ teaspoon lemon juice
Pre-heat oven 180°C (360°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a large bowl place chicken mince, garlic, spring onions, breadcrumbs, tonkatsu sauce and soy sauce. Mix ingredients very well and completely combined. I find mixing by hand the best method. As chicken mince can become sticky I use a disposable rubber glove.
Place black and white sesame seeds on separate plates.
With wet hands roll heaped teaspoons of chicken mixture into balls. Roll chicken balls in sesame seeds.
Place balls on lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve with yuzu wasabi mayonnaise.
Yuzu wasabi mayonnaise: Place Japanese mayonnaise, hawashabi and yuzu in a small bowl. Mix until completely combined. Taste, and add addition yuzu or hawashabi if desired. Keep in fridge until sesame chicken balls are ready.
Tonkatsu sauce: Is a Japanese vegetable and fruit sauce that is similar to a chutney that has had all the lumpy pieces removed (fruit etc). It is readily available in Asian supermarkets and quite a few standard supermarkets.
Hawashabi Sauce: Is a wasabi sauce, is similar in consistency to a pesto, made from chopped wasabi leaves, salt and oil. Can be purchased online from Chefs Armoury.
Yuzu Juice: Yuzu is a tart citrus and the juice can be purchased in bottles at Asian supermarkets.