Koji is an ingredient used for fermented foods such as miso and Sake, made from grain such as rice, wheat, soybean, etc. The beneficial bacteria promote gut health and are also rich in enzymes that help to digest protein, carbs and fat while increasing the bioavailability of minerals. Ingredients Fresh mushrooms (Any kind of mushroom is OK.) Salt Koji 1-1.5 tbsp per 100 g of mushrooms Instructions Prepare a pan and boil water. Slice the mushrooms. Cook mushrooms for 1.5 mins. Then drain the excess water. Prepare a clean food container. Mix the mushrooms and salt koji together. When it cools, store in the fridge. It lasts for 5 days.
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 […]
Stuffed Fried Tofu is very useful. Not only for every day’s main dish but for bento menu. It goes well with beer. Cooking time is 30 mins. Ingredients (4 servings) 4 sheets of fried tofu 200 g of minced meat (pork or chicken) 50 g of carrot 10 cm of green onion 10 g of Oba (Japanese basil, otherwise basil) (A) 200 mL of Dashi Broth (A) 2 tbsp of soy sauce (A) 2 tbsp of cooking Sake (A) 1 tbsp of sugar 8 toothpicks (or snap a spaghetti noodle to approximately 8 cm long and make 8 sticks.): You don’t have to remove sticks when you use spaghetti noodle […]
I like simmered Hijiki. You can mix this with freshly cooked rice. Hijiki sea vegetable has lots of minerals and fibres. Ingredients Hijiki sea vegetable: 10 g Carrot: 1/2 (approximately 70 g) Deep fried Tofu: 1 Sesame oil: 1 tsp Dashi powder: 1 tsp Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Sugar: 2 tbsp Sake: 2 tbsp Mirin: 2 tbsp Instructions Reconstitute Hijiki sea vegetables and rinse to remove dust and sands. Cut a carrot into very thin strips. Cut a sheet of deep fried Tofu into thin strips. Stir-fry Hijiki sea vegetables and the carrot with a frying pan. Pour in enough water to cover the ingredients to simmer over medium heat. When […]
“Shiraae” is a salad dressed with ground white sesame seeds, miso and Tofu, which goes well with white wine. Bon appetite! Ingredients (for 2~3 servings) Tofu (regular(Momen)): 1/2 tub (approximately 180g) Spinach: 1/2 bunch Carrot: 1/2 (A) Miso: 1/2 tbsp (A) Dashi broth (optional): 2 tsp (A) Soy sauce: 1 tsp (A) Grated sesame seeds: 1 tbsp Instructions Blanch Spinach, cut into bite-size length and drain excess water. Cut a carrot into long thin strips and blanch. Place Tofu in a strainer and crush it. Leave it for 20~30 minutes. Drain water with a cloth. Don’t squeeze it too much. Put crushed Tofu in a large bowl and stir it. […]
Don’t waste white radish skin. Kimpira is a Japanese traditional dish stir-fried vegetable with soy taste. Ingredients White radish skin: 150 g Sesame oil: 1 tbsp Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Cooking sake: 1 tbsp Sugar: 1.5 tbsp Sesame seeds: 1 tbsp Instructions Cut white radish skins into 5 mm width, rinse them thoroughly and drain the excess water well. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan. Add white radish skins and stir-fry over medium heat. Add soy sauce, cooking sake and sugar and stir-fry until moisture disappears. Add sesame seeds and mix them. Keep them in a fridge.
This dish goes well with donburi ingredients, but also with an appetiser, a good friend of wine. A super easy recipe, less than 20 minutes to cook! Ingredients (2 servings) Chicken breast fillets: 180 g Avocado: 1 Cucumber: 1 (Approximately 70 g) (A) Soy sauce: 3 tbsp (A) Wasabi (grated): 1 tbsp (A) White roasted sesame seeds: 2 tbsp White wine: 1 tbsp Freshly cooked rice: 400 g Nori seaweeds: 1 sheet Instructions Prepare water with 1 tbsp of white wine in a saucepan and heat until they come to a boil. Boil chicken breast fillets. After they cool down, split them into small pieces. Cut an avocado a cucumber […]
Very simple, but you can taste vegetable itself. Ingredients Spinach: 1 bunch Here I used komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach), looks like spinach. The name ‘komatsuna’ is from the Japanese komatsuna (小松菜), ‘greens of Komatsu’, a reference to Komatsugawa village where it was heavily grown during the Edo period. Fried tofu: 1 Dashi: 300 mL (or 300 mL of water and 2 tsp of dashi powder. To prepare dashi is check this page) Soy sauce: 1 tsp Mirin: 1 tsp Instructions Rinse spinach to remove dirt and cut it into 4 cm long. Cut fried tofu into bite-sized pieces. Put condiments in a pan and heat until the liquid comes to […]
The recipe for Sumiso will help your repertoire of cooking expanded. In this recipe, the ingredients are imitation crab meat, celery and wakame. Not only these ingredients but also other ingredients such as cucumber go well. Ingredients (3 servings) Celery: 90 g Wakame seaweed (dried): 9 g Imitation crab meat: 6 sticks Miso: less than 3 tsp Sugar: 1.5 tsp Rice vinegar: 2 tsp Sesame paste (if any): 1 tsp Instructions Reconstitute wakame seaweeds and drain the excess water. Remove strings and blanch celeries and slice them diagonally and thinly. Drain the excess water. Cut imitation crab meat into halves. Tear it into stripes. Using a folk makes this process […]