Archive for November 20th, 2018

  • Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Radishes

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ is a dish of vegetables seasoned with sweet miso sauce with aromatic toasted sesame seeds. The soy sauce version ‘Goma-ae’ and ‘Gomamiso-ae’ both are very popular and they can be made with so many different vegetables, even with the juicy fresh vegetables such as Tomato and Radish. Some people don’t enjoy fresh radish because …

  • Notes & Tips

    How To Grind Sesame Seeds Using A Plastic Bag

    I use sesame seeds for cooking a lot. I always toast them first, then keep the toasted sesame seeds in an airtight container ready to uses. When I need to grind sesame seeds, I use ‘Suribachi’. ‘Suribachi’ is a Japanese mortar. My suribachi is a small one, about 10cm in diameter. This is one of …

  • Chicken Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Onion & Balsamic Sauce

    Along with the Japanese rice vinegar, Balsamic vinegar is an essential vinegar for my cooking. On the other day, I bought a bottle of ‘Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena’, and it was so sweet and rich. I was glad that I had spent extra dollars for it. This sauce is great for everything, chicken, pork, …