In this recipe video, I will introduce how to make Hiyayakko. Hiyayakko is chilled tofu topped with seasonings and condiments. Depending on the toppings, you can enjoy various flavors of chilled tofu. In this episode, I put Japanese spring onion, ginger poured with soy sauce and sesame oil.
One of the most delicious summer foods is shaved ice with shaved ice shavings. In Japan this year, shaved ice coated with fresh cream and topped with fruit to resemble shortcake is very popular. Shaved ice stores offering shaved ice made with natural ice to make it fluffy have long lines of customers every day. This shaved ice machine is convenient for those who want to eat it at home. Since it is an automatic type, shaved ice can be made simply by pulling the lever on the right side toward you.
It’s time to enjoy Peaches! Peach fruits is mainly composed of carbohydrates. They are also high in the dietary fiber pectin, which helps to cleanse the intestines and relieve fatigue. If you eat it right away, store in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours before eating to preserve the sweetness.
Tonjiru is one of the comfort food here in Japan. Ton means pork and Shiru (Jiru) means soup. Traditional miso soup usually contains 2-3 ingredients only. But from the photo, you’ll see there are so many veggies in this soup. So, you will be full easily just to eat this Tonjiru.
The lightweight cup for Japanese rice is 1 cup (180 ml) and it is called “1 合(Ichi Gou)”. The key to cooking good rice is not to wash the rice too much. Soak the rice once in water, then discard it and stir it without water. A milky, starchy liquid will come out, which is then poured off. Repeat this two or three times until the water becomes slightly clear. Then cook the rice in a regular Japanese lightweight cup with 200 ml of water per cup.
Apples, in season from fall to winter, are a fruit rich in fructose and glucose. In addition, apple pectin, a type of dietary fiber, proliferates lactic acid bacteria. The basic method of storing apples is to wrap them in paper towels and store them at room temperature, but we will introduce a refrigerated method of storing apples that can be used for up to three months.