Hiyayakko cold tofu

Hiyayakko (cold tofu salad) 4 servingsIngredients Tofu 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…

nikujaga (Simmered Potato & ground beef)

Ingredients for 4 1 lb. ground beef 3 thin slices ginger 4 medium size potatoes 1 carrot 1/2 onion (or 1 whole small onion) 1 tbsp. vegtable oil Ingredients for broth 3 cups  water/ dashi 1 tbsp. sugar 4 tbsp. mirin 3 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. Sake (this is my personal add in and can be left out if you want it…

Spinach Ohitashi

Ingredients: 1 bunch spinach (8 oz, 227 g) (fresh not frozen) Pinch kosher/sea salt Dashi broth ½ cup water 1 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 mirin 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 Tbsp usukuchi (light-colored) soy sauce Toppings toasted white sesame…