Katsudon is one of Donburi foods, which Tonkatsu and onions simmered with soy-based noodle soup and beaten egg served over freshly cooked rice. The most often used deep fried food for Katsudon is Tonkatsu. However, there are also other kinds of deep-fried foods such as beef cutlet, chicken cutlet, Menchi-Katsu, and shrimp cutlet. Also, there’re some different style foods called Katsudon. The standard Katsudon is introduced in this recipe. Ingredients (for 2 servings) Tonkatsu 2 sheets Onion 1 (about 100 g) (A) Soy sauce 2 tbsp (A) Mirin 2 tbsp (otherwise 1.5 tbsp of white wine and 0.5 tbsp of sugar) (A) Dashi powder 1 tbsp (A) Water 50 mL […]
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 […]
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.
Speaking of traditional Japanese soup, probably you imagine Miso soup. I will introduce this easy and quick recipe. You can use beans sprout for ingredients as well. Ingredients (3 servings) Cabbage leaf: 1 (A) Dashi broth: 600 mL (or 600 mL of water and 1 tsp of Dashi powder) (A) Soy sauce: 1/2 tbsp (A) Mirin: 1 tsp Egg: 1 Starch: 1 tsp with 1.5 tbsp of water Instructions Cut a cabbage leaf into bite-size pieces. Put condiments (A) and water in a saucepan and heat until it comes to a boil. When the cabbage is cooked, turn off the heat, add watery potato starch and stir it. Turn the […]
Ramen toppings, a good friend of a glass of beer and a side dish for bento. Use your imagination. You’ll be surprised to know this recipe. Super easy! Ingredients 4 eggs Soy sauce: 150 mL Cooking Sake: 50mL Vinegar: 2 tbsp Sugar: 3 tbsp Instructions Start boiling water. When it comes to a boil, put eggs gently into the water. Keep boiling them for 7 minutes. Prepare sauce. Put all condiments in a pot and heat it until it comes to a boil. After 7 minutes, take the eggs out, and put in cold water. Peel the shell of the eggs. The cold water causes the egg to contract inside […]
When I was a little girl, my mum used to cook this Gomoku chirashi-sushi on Hinamatsuri day (ひな祭り), March 3rd. Looks colourful, but these coloured ingredients are optional. Ingredients (4~5 servings) [Toppings] Carrot: 1/2 (approximately 70 g) Dried shiitake mushroom: 4 Freeze-dried tofu: 2 Lotus root: 50 g Deep fried tofu: 2 pieces [*A] Dashi: 300 cc (to learn how to make dashi, check this page.) [*A] Soy sauce: 2.5 tablespoons [*A] Sugar: 3 tablespoons [*A] Liquid after soaking shiitake mushrooms: 3 tablespoons Egg: 1 Boiled prawn: 6 Sakura denbu (mashed and seasoned fish with white flesh, optional) Snow peas: Adjust to suit your needs (boiled, optional) [Sushi rice] Rice: […]
“Oyako” means “a parent and a kid” in Japanese. Not to mention, Oya = Chicken, Ko = Eggs. Ingredients (2 servings) 1 piece of chicken thigh 4 eggs 1/2 of onion consomme bouillon: 1 cube consume broth 2 tablespoons of soy sauce cooking sake : 3 tablespoons ( white wine is also okay) 2 tablespoons of sugar 160 cc of water 400 g of cooked rice Instructions Cut the onion into wedges. Cut chicken into bite-size chunks. Put some water, consommé bouillon, soy sauce, cooking sake and sugar in a pan, then boil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Then, add the […]