Cucumber pickles – goma shio kyuri

This is a very quick and easy way to prepare pickles with cucumber. First time we tried it was in an isakaya in Omiya, Saitama province. Ingredients: 1 package of snack cucumbers (roughly 250 gr) 2 tbspĀ rice vinegar 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 ziplock bag   Cut the cucumbers in quarters…

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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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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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Tuna tartar with guacamole

That’s a great recipe especially when you have a lot of guests as you can prepare it a couple of hours before. Ingredients for 2 as main course: 250 gr Tuna fillet (Sashimi quality) 3 spoons sesame oil 2 spoons soy sauce 2 spoons rice vinegar 3 spoons roasted sesame seeds 2 small or 1…

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