Deep-Fried Eggplants in Dashi Marinade

And another Isakaya dish ;-). Ingredients: 2 small eggplants some shishito peppers (they are called pimientos del padron in Europe and typical in Spain) Oil for frying (Sunflower oil) 4 tbsp. soy sauce 4 tbsp. mirin bonito flakes (a handful) 1 small piece of Kombu Kelp 240 ml water 1 tsp. of chili flakes  …

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Pak Choi in Dashi and soy sauce

Last summer I planted some Pak Choi in my raised beds and guess what, it’s still growing now over the winter (ok, it’s a very warm winter…). So I am always looking for new ways to prepare it and this is a delicious one. Ingredients: 500 gr Pak Choi Salt 3 tbsp dashi stock (even…

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Tatsuta Fried Chicken

Most people know Tori Karaage, the fried chicken. Wakadori no Tatsuta-age is a similar version but the chicken is marinated before frying it, so it’s even tastier. Ingredients: 500gr deboned chicken thighs 1.5 tsp salt 3 tbsp sake for the breading soy sauce and potato starch.   Cut the chicken in chunks and put them…

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Dengaku Nasu – Eggplants with Miso

I recently had Dengaku Nasu at my favourite Isakaya in Tokyo, Aso (あそう) and loved it. I finally had the chance to try to cook it. I served it with Chicken Teriyaki and japanese rice. Ingredients: 2 small Eggplants 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp Mirin 2 tbsp Sake 2 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Hatcho Miso…

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Onigiri

Onigiri are very popular in Japan and can be found in any combini shop. An onigiri is a rice ball (triangle, ball or cilinder shape) which can have different fillings. Only your fantasy is the limit. There are as well some that don’t have a filling but the rice is mixed different ingredients thinly chopped….

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Gyudon with onsen tamago- Beef Rice Bowl

If you ever visited Japan and know Yoshinoya you may have developped a taste for this dish. Is actually quite a simple one but delicious. If you have a craving and you are not in Japan, here the recipe. Ingredients for 2: 2 bowls of cooked japanese rice 2 eggs 200gr of Beef cut in…

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My version of Chirashizushi

What to do with a nice piece of tuna at sashimi grade? I love rice bowl and here is a take on it Ingredients for 2 2 cups of japanese short grain rice 2.5 cups of water 400 gr of tuna at sashimi grade 2tbsp of Soya sauce 4 tbsp of Mirin 2 tbsp of Sake…

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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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