Nizakana is fish which have a light flavor, such as flounder, cooked with mainly soy sauce and sweet seasonings. The flounder will end up being very soft and the combination of saltiness and sweetness are a perfect fit with it. This is a very healthy dish that does not use any oil. The smells that come from the pot when you simmer the fish will make you very hungry!


For the patty:

  • 250 CCs water
  • 3 tablespoons sake (or cooking wine)
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (or honey)
  • 3 tablespoons (koikuchi) soy sauce
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 3-4 slices of flounder


  1. Put all ingredients except for the flounder into the pan and heat them up until they boil.
  2. After the sauce has boiled, put the flounder into it and cover the put with a piece of aluminum foil.
  3. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.