Goma Dare – Sesame Sauce

When we organise parties in autumn or winter we like to do a fusion of a Hot Pot and a Shabu Shabu. Different soup bases (Shezchuan, Tom Yum or Dashi) where you can dip a huge variety of vegetables, mushrooms, fish balls, fish cakes, tofu , sea food and Beef Slices. I usually as my…

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Daikon Pickles

As we harvested 2 nice daikon in our garden and some nice chillies I decided to prepare them as pickles. It was a huge success and around 1 kg of pickles disappeared within 30 minutes… Ingredients: 500 gr of Daikon 3 chillies 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp sake 1 tsp salt 4 tbsp sugar…

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Soba Noodles Soup

Cold weather, so it is time for a noodle soup again, but I was in an experimenting mood. I mixed up a lot of different stuff… But first of all, here the recipe for the Soba Noodle soup Ingredients for 2: for the Kaeshi: 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup mirin 1,5 tbsp sugar for…

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Japanese style Potato Salad

A nice recipe for a summer evening. Basically you can change the ingredients according your taste. Ingredients: waxy potatoes (you can choose the kind you like, just make sure they keep some firmness) carrots small cucumbers 1 small tin of corn ham (I used turkey ham) 2 hardboiled eggs Fresh Herbs 1 cup of japanese…

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Simmered Satsuma sweet potatoes with beef – japanese style

Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes (roughly 400 gr) 200 gr. ground beef 2 tablespoon sake 1 tablespoon soya sauce cooking oil (sunflower seeds) Cut the potatoes in 2 cm slices and let them rest in water for at least 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a skillet and brown the potato slices. Add the ground beef….

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Miso Eggplant Stir Fry

This was a real discovery. Very easy but tasty recipe. Ingredients: 5 small eggplants 1-2  red hot chilli 50 ml soup stock 2 tablespoon sake 2 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoon miso (i used red miso) some sesame oil First of all peel some strips of the eggplants (alternatively) and then cut in small stripes. Chop…

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Noodle soup with chicken – Japanese

Was in Hong Kong recently and found an inspiring book: Japanese Soul Cooking from Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat. Saw a very nice recipe, Kamo Nanban Soba. The problem is that my boyfriend does not like duck so much, so I did my own version. Ingredients: Chicken with skin (I took 2 thighs which I…

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Hamburger japanese style with highland beef patties

A couple of week ago I received an email from a local highland beef producer (organic the cattle is held in the mountains of Ticino). They offered minced meat at a fantastic prices and here we are, the first recipe. Ingredients: 300 gr Minced meat from Beef (Highland beef in this case) 1/2 onion 6…

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Chicken Teriyaki – very easy recipe

A very quick and easy recipe Ingredients: Chicken – I used 2 breast filet but would be better to have the skin on, just poke it with a fork 2 spoons of soy sauce 2 spoons of mirin 1 spoon of sake some oil to cook.   Mix the soy sauce, the miring and the…

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