Pad Kra Pao – Chicken Thai Basil

This is a favourite of ours from the thai cuisine. We have purchased a plant and have been growing it during the summer. As we like to have some vegetables as well, we add onion and asian eggplants. Ingredients for 2 people: 250 gr Chicken Breast (mince finely with a knife) 5 garlic cloves 6…

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Inari Sushi and Chirashi Sushi

Actually making sushi at home is not as complicated as it may seem, just avoid the nigiri that needs some more skils. Even in Japan, most families do Inari or Chirashi when cooking at home. Ingredients: Fish in sashimi quality Ikura (salmon caviar) Japanese rice (I used rice from Niigata province) Sushi vinegar Ripe Avocado…

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Zaru Soba and Hiyayakko

  This is a special request from a friend of mine. This is for me a perfect combination to prepare a quick, healthy and tasty dinner. Hiyayakko – Cold Tofu Ingredients for 2: 1 pack of firm tofu Some Ponzu sauce (it’s a citrus sauce based on Yuzu) Katsuo Boshi (the bonito flakes) some spring…

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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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