Satsuma-age is another type of nerimono, but, unlike chikuwa, it is cooked by deep-frying. Satsuma-age comes in many varieties – some are sweet, others made with burdock root, and still others with other kinds of vegetables.
After a career as a radio DJ in Tokyo at JOLF, a television reporter at Nihon TV, and a foreign correspondent for the Japanese television broadcaster Fuji TV in New York, I now teach at junior colleges and emcee public and private events. My interest in food is wide-ranging. I bake bread and have published a book on salads.