Hiyayakko cold tofu

Hiyayakko (cold tofu salad) 4 servingsIngredientsTofu 1 package soft or silken Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) about a small handful 1-2 stalks green onionsoy sauceGrated ginger Directions:Slice green onions very thinly. Grate ginger. Drain tofu. Cut into 4 squares. Place a piece of tofu on a dish and top with some of the green onions, grated … Continue reading Hiyayakko cold tofu

Edamame & Tomato Salad (Side dish or bento box filler)

Serving size 1-2 people:Ingredients: 1 cup of Edamame fresh or frozen Aprox 6 grape or cherry Tomatoes 1-2 tablespoons of Japanese Mayonnaise 1 Negi or green Onion stalk (1/2 inch of the whites and 1/2 of the top for garnish) Salt and pepper to taste In a small sauce pan add 1 teaspoon of salt … Continue reading Edamame & Tomato Salad (Side dish or bento box filler)

nikujaga (Simmered Potato & ground beef)

Ingredients for 4 1 lb. ground beef3 thin slices ginger4 medium size potatoes1 carrot1/2 onion (or 1 whole small onion)1 tbsp. vegtable oil Ingredients for broth 3 cups  water/ dashi1 tbsp. sugar4 tbsp. mirin3 tbsp. soy sauce2 tbsp. Sake (this is my personal add in and can be left out if you want it traditional style) Wash, peel, and cut potatoes into 1.5" … Continue reading nikujaga (Simmered Potato & ground beef)

Spinach Ohitashi

Ingredients: 1 bunch spinach (8 oz, 227 g) (fresh not frozen) Pinch kosher/sea salt Dashi broth ½ cup water1 kombu (dried kelp) (about 2"x 2" )small hand full of katsuobushi (fish flakes) (IF you want it to be vegetarian sub fish flakes for 2 dried shiitake mushrooms) Seasonings 1 Tbsp mirin1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar1 Tbsp usukuchi (light-colored) soy sauce Toppings toasted white sesame seeds Directions: In a … Continue reading Spinach Ohitashi

Simmered daikon

Simmered daikon topped with shaved bonito flakes Daikon Water *enough to cover Daikon in pan1/4 teaspoon Dashi added to the water Powder (if using fresh made dasi substitute for the water & dashi powder)1/2-1 tablespoon Sugar2 tablespoons Soy Sauce1 tablespoon Mirin1 tablespoon Sake InstructionsSlice Daikon about 1/2 inch thickness. Remove skin and cut them in … Continue reading Simmered daikon

Kuwayaki Tori chicken recipe

Ingredients 600 g chicken thigh2 negi (spring onion)Potato starch for coating2 tbsp soy sauce2 tbsp mirin2 tbsp sake2 tsp sugar Instructions:Remove the excess skin and fat from the chicken but skin on the thighs Gently poke both sides with a fork and cut into bite-size pieces, Also cut the onion into bite side pieces about … Continue reading Kuwayaki Tori chicken recipe

Cucumber sunomono aka Japanese quick pickles

1 cucumber Persian cucumbers are best if you can't find Japanese onesDried seaweed wakame (optional)2 tsp salt Amazu or "marinade"2 tsp rice vinegar2 tsp mirin2 tsp soy sauce (lite not tamari)sesame seeds to sprinkle Wash & Thinly slice the cucumbers, we use a mandolin. Sliced and salted cucumbers Next hydrate the wakame in a bowl … Continue reading Cucumber sunomono aka Japanese quick pickles