Do you have some miso lying around in the fridge? This dish is an easy way to change up your usual salmon dishes. It is also very easy to make. If you do not like walnuts, you can try using other nuts. This walnut miso sauce is not only good for fish, but also for grilled vegetables.
Dashi (だし) is the most important soup/broth to create the authentic Japanese palate. Umami-rich ingredients like kelp (Kombu), Bonito flakes, and dried sardines are all key ingredients of dashi. This time, I introduce the dashi with kelp and bonito flakes.
Agedashi-dofu is a side dish consisting of smooth-textured silken tofu coated with potato starch, deep-fried to a nice color, and served hot with dashi based broth. Common toppings include chopped green onions, grated ginger or radish, and shredded shiso leaves.
Sushi is one of the most representative foods of Japan. Sushi comes in a variety of forms, but this time I would like to introduce Sushi Roll called “Makizushi”(巻き寿司). Rolled sushi is simply made by placing a sheet of nori (seaweed) on a bamboo mat, placing rice and other ingredients on top of the nori in order, and wrapping the nori around the sushi roll. Why don’t you try making this sushi roll at a home party?
Gomaae (ごまあえ) is an easy to prepare and tasty side dish. It is especially recommended when you are short of one dish or when you want to eat vegetables to the fullest. Usually, roasted white sesame seeds are used, but of course, black sesame seeds are also delicious. Sugar is used, but please adjust the amount according to your own taste.
Cooking Japanese rice is one of the essential technique in Japanese cooking. Therefore, I will show you how to cook delicious Japanese rice with using a rice cooker. The key points are to sharpen rice without water and not to wash it too much.
Kayaku means to add various nutritious ingredients. Takikomi Gohan is a genre of cooking rice and it means to steam and mix rice with various ingredients like veggies, seafood and meat. The umami flavor from shiitake mushroom leftover water and other soup make this dish so flavorful and comfort.