The texture is crispy but sticky. Soy sauce soaks into the simple onigiri (rice ball) and savoury smell spreads in your nostrils. Ingredients (for 2 servings) 360 g Freshly cooked rice A proper amount of mixture of soy sauce and mirin (soy sauce : mirin = 2:1) (onigiri sauce) Sesame oil for greasing Instructions (cooking time: less than 20 mins) Wet your hands with water so that the rice won’t stick. Make sure not to use salt because the onigiri will be seasoned by soy sauce later. Place the cooked rice and hold it between your palms. Form the rice into a round or a triangle by pressing lightly with […]
Tosazu is Japanese liquid for marinade with bonito dashi soup stock. Tosazu is used for marinated foods such as fresh white fish (Sunomono) because of its umami and mild taste. Today, I will introduce basic Tosazu, Tosazu jelly dressing, and Marinated octopus and cucumber with using Tosazu. Ingredients [Tosazu] 150 mL water 100 mL rice vinegar 50 mL soy sauce 50 g sugar 5 g bonito flakes 5 cm Kombu kelp [Tosazu Jelly Dressing] 5 g gelatine powder with 20 mL of water 160 mL Tosazu [Marinated Octopus and cucumber] (2 servings) 150 g boiled octopus 100 g cucumber a preferred amount of Tosazu Instructions [Tosazu] Remove dust from the […]
Everyone knows miso soup. Today, I will introduce miso soup using natto and egg. It’s so mild and creamy, and besides this is the nutrient-rich soup. Ingredients (2 servings) Natto 1 portion cup (without sauce and mustard) Egg 1 Green onion Adjust to suit your needs Dashi broth 2 cups (otherwise 2 cups of water and 1 tsp of dashi powder) Miso 1 tbsp Instruction Heat dashi broth until it comes to a boil. Stir the natto (about 50 times). Beat the egg. Finely chop the green onion. When the dashi broth boil, reduce the heat to low. Then add the miso to dissolve. Add the natto. Heat the miso […]
Without a doubt, Sushi is one of the most well-known Japanese cuisines. Let’s learn how to prepare Norimaki today. For ingredients, I used sea bream sashimi and fresh basil. You can also enjoy kanikama crab sticks and avocado rolls. Ingredients (5~6 Nori rolls) Cooked Sushi rice: approx. 700 g Nori: 5~6 sheets (B) Fish for Sashimi (I used sea bream fillet here): 1/4 fillet (B) Fresh basil leaves: 6 (C) Avocado: 1 (C) Kanikama crab sticks: 4 Nori: 5~6 sheets Instructions Prepare the Sushi rice. (to learn how to prepare the Sushi rice, check this page). Cut the sea bream fillet into sticks. Soak the basil leaves in water. Slice […]
I have already posted some Sushi recipes. Here, I would love to introduce how to prepare Sushi rice. Ingredients (for 2~3 servings (3~4 servings)) Uncooked rice: 400 mL (600 mL) Water: 400 mL (600 mL) Kombu kelp: 5 cm (A) Sugar: 3 tbsp (5 tbsp) (A) Rice vinegar: 40 mL (60 mL) (A) Salt: 2 tsp (1 tbsp) Instructions Rinse the rice and soak it for about 1 hour. Put the rice in a pot or a rice cooker. Pour some water then put the Kombu kelp in it. Cook the rice. To learn how to cook rice, check this page. Prepare Sushi vinegar. Mix condiments (A) and stir to […]
Onsen Tamago is a Japanese egg originally cooked in hot springs, where the white has a soft and unique texture. You can enjoy Onsen Tamago with soy sauce and freshly cooked rice as a part of breakfast. Also, you can enjoy as toppings for gyudon, curry rice. Ingredients Egg: as many as you want. Water Instructions Pour some water into a saucepan. Heat it until it comes to a boil. Place some eggs in the saucepan and turn the heat off. Leave it for 15 minutes without a lid. Soak the eggs in cold water.
Furikake is toppings for cooked rice. If you don’t want to waste Daikon radish greens and turnip greens, please try this quick recipe. Sprinkle over freshly cooked rice. Also, you can sprinkle over grated Daikon radish. It can be a good friend of white wine. Ingredients Daikon radish greens (or turnip greens): 1 branch (approximately 120 g) Chirimenjako (boiled and dried sardines, if any): 25~50 g Sesame seeds: adjust to suit your taste Dried bonito flakes: adjust to suit your taste Sesame oil: 1 tbsp Salt: 1/2 tsp Cooking Sake: 2 tbsp Instruction Chop Daikon radish greens into small pieces. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan over high heat. […]
Pickled salmon fillets in Miso sauce help you to save your cooking time. You can store them in a fridge for a week! Ingredients Salmon fillet: 3~4 Miso: 3 tbsp Sake: 3 tbsp Mirin: 3tbsp Instructions Drain excess water from salmon fillet with kitchen papers. Then put them in a freezer bag. Mix all condiments in a small bowl and put the mixture in the freezer bag. These salmon fillets can be stored 2~7 days in a fridge. Remove excess Miso sauce before grill them. The sauce is easy to be burnt. Grill the fillets until their skin becomes crispy.
Read an article on mentsuyu to learn what it is. Mentsuyu is a very useful condiment. You don’t like additives? Make homemade mentsuyu, then! Ingredients Dashi 150 mL (Check this page to learn how to make dashi.) Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Mirin: 1/2 tbsp Sugar: 1/2 tsp Instructions Put all ingredients in a pot and heat over high until it comes to a boil. Cool down until the liquid becomes warm. If you concentrated type mentsuyu, boil down the liquid to about a third. Store in a jar and keep it in a fridge.
Transform your mayo to Kewpie! This recipe will help you to prepare Japanese mayonnaise anytime. (See this page for the description of mayonnaise) Ingredients (roughly) Non-Japanese mayonnaise: approximately 300 g Rice vinegar (otherwise vinegar): 1 tablespoon Ajinomoto umami seasoning (MSG): 2 dashes Instructions Put all ingredients in a food container and mix them together. Be sure to take a taste of mayonnaise. Fine-adjust according to your taste.