Three “Naruto”-style recipes to continue your adventures at the table

FOOD – Already 20 years since the young ninja arrived in France. manga naruto indeed landed in 2002, three years after their release in Japan. We followed the adventures of the young boy in the orange tunic in what is one of the greatest successes of “shonens” (manga for teenagers).

More than 70 volumes and 600 animated episodes later, we were able to follow naruto in his adventures, but also in his culinary journey. Because what would be naruto without his ramen and Choji buns?

That’s good, Sanae, French TikTokeuse passionate about Japanese cuisine, culture and animation, with more than 465,000 subscribers on her channel, published a book on Friday October 14 entitled The Hidden Recipes of Naruto Shippuden, published by Huggin & Muninn. These recipes, for all tastes and all levels, are a great way to continue the adventures of Naruto, whose last volume was published in 2014. We have selected three for you. Good tasting !

The curry of life

Huggin & Muninn

Huggin & Muninn

Rock Lee is a ninja who stands out a lot from the others, starting with the fact that he cannot use ninjutsu. But he compensates for this with his determination, strength and endurance, which is also noticeable in his resistance to spicy foods. He is indeed one of the rare people to be able to support and appreciate the “curry of life”, this dish so spicy that it would have the power to put the most distressed people back on their feet. If you feel ready to undergo this ordeal, here is the recipe.

Amount : 3 people


  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. grated garlic
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. turmeric
  • 110g strong Japanese curry roux
  • 1 star of anise
  • 2 squares of dark chocolate
  • Sunflower oil
  • Salt and pepper


Bone the chicken thighs beforehand, then cut them into pieces. Peel and finely cut the onion, the carrot into thick slices and the potatoes into cubes. Also cut the red pepper and grate the garlic as well as the ginger. In a pot, pour a drizzle of oil, then heat it over medium heat.

Add the garlic, ginger and chilli. Once they start to color, add the onions.

Stir until the onions become translucent, then add the carrot and potatoes.

Cover everything with water and bring to a boil before lowering the heat to let the preparation simmer covered.

Pour a drizzle of oil into a frying pan and place it over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, sauté the chicken pieces until they turn golden brown.

Add the chicken to the pot with the star of anise and the turmeric. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Then add the curry roux cut into squares, the dark chocolate and 1 half teaspoon of ground black pepper. Mix everything to incorporate them into the preparation, then increase the heat to medium.

Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the curry thickens. The curry is ready, accompany it with a good portion of Japanese rice and hold on tight for the tasting!

Umeboshi omusubi

Huggin & Muninn

Huggin & Muninn

Omusubi, also known as onigiri, seems to be a dish very popular with Sasuke. The latter likes them because they are particularly good for health and we can also see him consuming them during his workouts. At their heart, they contain an amazing red food, called umeboshi, a fermented Japanese plum famous for its medicinal properties.

Amount : 3 omosubi


  • 100 g of Japanese round rice
  • 6 umeboshi
  • 1 sheet of nori seaweed


The omusubi looks like a stuffed rice dumpling. To prepare the Japanese rice, pour it into a container and rinse it with water, making circular movements. Repeat this three times.

Cover the rice with water and let it soak for half an hour.

Then pour it into a colander and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Place the rice in a saucepan and pour 15 cl of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered. Once the water begins to boil, cover the pan with its lid, lower the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.

Once cooking is complete, turn off the heat without removing the lid and leave to stand for about 15 minutes. This will cool the rice down a bit so it can be handled better later.

Remove the lid and stir the rice gently with a spatula.

For the stuffing, pit the umeboshi and mash them with a fork. The end result does not have to be homogeneous, so you can leave a few pieces whole for more consistency in the mouth.

Dip your hands in water so that the rice does not stick, sprinkle them lightly with salt and scoop out a small handful of rice. Give it a triangular shape by gently pressing it.

Dig a hole in the middle of the rice and put some crushed umeboshi in it. Then cover with rice, then reform a triangle.

Cut the nori sheet into four lengthways. Then glue the end of each strip to the center of the omusubi, then surround each rice ball with seaweed. This will allow a better grip of the omusubi, practical for taking them on a mission or for training! Especially since umeboshi is known for its fortifying properties.


Huggin & Muninn

Huggin & Muninn

Inarizushi, these pockets of fried tofu filled with rice, are Madara Uchiha’s favorite dish. Here is a recipe for inarizushi topped with tuna and nori seaweed, reminiscent of the colors of the famous pupils of the Uchiha clan.

Amount : 8 inarizushi


  • 300g cooked Japanese rice (about 100g raw)
  • 8 pockets of fried tofu (inariage)
  • 150 g raw red tuna
  • 1 sheet of nori seaweed


Start by preparing the bluefin tuna. Place it on a cutting board, then cut it into cubes as small as possible.

Pat the tofu pockets dry to remove excess oil.

Chop the sheet of nori seaweed so as to make confetti about 1.5 cm long.

Open the pockets of fried tofu, then fill them with rice, three-quarters full. Proceed little by little, by touch of rice, and delicately to avoid tearing the pockets of tofu.

Gently place 1 tablespoon of red tuna on the rice so as to cover the surface.

Sprinkle over some nori seaweed confetti.

The inarizushi are ready. The color of the bluefin tuna and the nori seaweed in the center should remind you of the pupils of a certain clan of which Madara is a member…

Huggin & Muninn

Huggin & Muninn

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