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Mentaiko and sesame oil are meant to be together forever. I realized this when I first tried Mentaiko Gohan (Rice) at one of the izakayas I frequent. Luckily, the ingredients were so simple that I could recreate the dish to a T at home.

It has since become my ultimate comfort food.

1 generous portion of Japanese short grain rice
1 sac of mentaiko
1-2 tbsp of sesame oil
2 stalks of green onions
Sesame seeds for seasoning
Nori (seaweed) for seasoning

Chop the green onions finely.

Transfer onions to small bowl and drizzle with 1-2 tbsp of sesame oil. Stir well.

Cut the mentaiko length-wise and spread it open over a bowl of fresh steamed white rice.

Add green onions over rice. Season with sesame seeds and nori.

Mix well and devour.

I imagine crack to be this good.