Archive for June 21st, 2012

  • Miso Soup Tofu

    Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup

    Tofu doesn’t need to be cooked. Using ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this ‘Tofu & Spinach Miso Soup’ can be prepared in just 5 minutes. It’s easy, quick, nutritious and delicious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page3 to 4 tablespoons Miso1 block Tofu *Momen of Silken TofuReady-to-Serve Baby Spinach as required2 Spring Onion …

  • Miso Soup Pork

    Butajiru / Tonjiru

    ‘Butajiru’ is a type of Miso Soup with Pork in it. It is a very popular dish. ‘Butajiru’ usually contains Satoimo (Taro) and Konnyaku (Konjac) and Gobo (Burdock Root). Some Asian Grocery stores sell them but it might be difficult for you to find them. Even without them, this soup is quite delicious. The ingredients …

  • Miso Soup

    Basic Miso Soup

    Miso Soup is one of the traditional Japanese staple dishes. It is enjoyed with freshly cooked white rice. Here is the basic method how to cook Miso Soup. Dashi Stock is traditionally used, but there are various opinions. See ‘Dashi Stock’ page. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock *See ‘Dashi Stock’ page3 to …

  • Takikomigohan

    Chicken Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is a Japanese rice dish commonly seasoned with Dashi and Soy Sauce. Just cook Rice and Chicken and other ingredients in a rice cooker. The ingredients can be Vegetables, Mushrooms, Meat, Fish and Seafood that are cooked with the rice. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Rice Total of 400 …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Bakudan Onigiri (Rice Bombs)

    ‘Bakudan Onigiri’ were extremely popular among my son’s friends in his primary school classroom. Whenever they had an opportunity to share food in his class, I was always requested to make these bomb-look-alike rice balls. I used to make tens of them for each occasion. Why do boys love Bombs? Ingredients Warm Cooked RiceSaltNori Method …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Triangular ‘Onigiri’

    Though they are called Rice Balls, they are more of a triangular shape than a ball shape. It is challenging yet fun, attempting to achieve a good, even-shaped triangular Onigiri. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice (Japanese Short Grain Rice) *warmedSalt Flavours & Fillings Suggestions 1. On the OutsideKatsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) and Soy SauceNoriToasted Sesame …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Spicy Pork Soboro Don

    ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat. This is not an authentic Japanese dish, but this is my family’s favourite. It is so easy to make even for children. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500g Pork Mince1 tablespoon Oil1 small piece Ginger *finely grated1 pinch SaltFrozen Mixed Vegetables 2 cups *OR 1 large Carrot, 1-2 cups Peas and Corn2 …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Yakiniku Don

    Cook Beef and Vegetables in the way of Japanese BBQ with ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ and top it on the rice. It’s an easy & yummy meal. These days you can buy ready-to-use ‘Yakiniku Sauce’ but why don’t you make your own sauce. It’s very handy to have your own sauce in a bottle kept in fridge. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Ten Don

    The ‘Ten’ is short for Tempura. This dish consists of Tempura cooked in a sweet soy flavoured sauce placed on the rice. When you have Tempura leftovers, use those leftovers for this recipe. Any kind of Tempura can go quite well in this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Cooked RiceTempura1 cup Dashi Stock2 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Katsu Don

    ‘Katsu’ is a Japanese abbreviation for ‘Cutlets’. Following the pattern of naming Donburi dishes, cutlets on rice is called ‘Katsu Don’. Usually ‘Tonkatsu’ (Pork Cutlets) are used, but Chicken Cutlets version is also very yummy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice1 tablespoon Oil1 to 2 Onion1 cup Dashi Stock2 to 3 Spring …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    ‘Tanin’ Don

    ‘Tanin’ means ‘stranger’ or ‘unrelated person’. Unlike ‘Oyako’ Don that is cooked with Chicken and Eggs, Pork and Eggs are not ‘parent and child’. Therefore this is called ‘Tanin’ Don. It’s a quick and easy Donburi (rice bowl) dish. Pork Mince or Beef Mince are easy to use, but thinly sliced Pork or Beef steaks …

  • Cooking Rice

    Cooking Rice in a Rice Cooker

    A 180ml measuring cup usually comes with the rice cooker. This 180ml size cup is commonly used for measuring Rice in Japan and a 180ml cupful is called 1 ‘Go‘. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain RiceWater Method Wash Rice by stirring it thoroughly in water and drain. Repeat this …

  • Cooking Rice

    Cooking Rice in a Pot

    You will need a moderately large and thick pot with a well fitting lid to cook rice. As the rice swells and bubbles a lot, I don’t recommend using a small saucepan. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cup (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice450ml Water *about 120% of the volume of the rice Method Wash …

  • Beef Hot Pot & Hot Plate

    Shabu Shabu

    The name ‘Shabu Shabu’ is derived from the “swish swish” sound of cooking the meat in the pot. You need to slice Beef Block as thinly as you can. Many Asian grocers sell frozen thinly sliced meat. They also sell ready-made ‘Shabu Shabu’ dipping sauces but it is easy to make your own sauces. Makes …

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