Kinpira Gobo きんぴらごぼう

INGREDIENTS2 burdock roots2 carrots sesame oil (I used a avacado oil because that’s what I had and it worked for me)1 tbsp sake1 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp mirin1-2 tbs spoon powder dashi disolved in 1-2 cup water you want to make enough dashi to just cover the carrot and burdockToasted sesame seeds INSTRUCTIONS:Rinse the root,…

Kaki Gohan / Oyster rice

Ingredients(for 3-4 servings) 2 1/2 cup. Dashi 2 cups  Japanese short grain rice 4 large oysters, shucked and rinsed & soaked in saltwater 6 julliane thin sliced ginger root2 tbsp soy sauce2  tbsp sake½ tsp mirina pinch of salt 1 tbsp finely chopped spring onion for topping Wash the oysters, dissolve the salt in the…

ochazuke ~ お茶漬け

Chazuke or ochazuke is a simple Japanese dish made by pouring green tea, dashi, or hot water over cooked rice. Common toppings include Japanese pickles, umeboshi, nori, furikake, sesame seeds, tarako and mentaiko, salted salmon, shiokara, scallions and wasabi. For ours we used the instant packets over fresh rice. For a quick fix it’s decent…

Purin (Japanese custard)

IngredientsButter to be for the molds3 tablespoons warm water6 tablespoons sugar2 cups milk2/3 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract4 large eggs Lightly rub the molds with room temperature butter. Just a thin coating to keep from sticking. To make caramel for the top of the purin: Heat 2 tablespoons of water in a…

Review: Yoshinoya microwave Gyoku don (Beef with onion)

Not the best and not the worst in the world. Definitely very heavy on both the salt and sake, had that sharp after taste you get when the sake hasn’t fully cooked out of something. I would have liked to have had more onions in it. The few that there was, were so over cooked…

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…