Quick dashi from scratch… or from fish flakes (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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Quick dashi from scratch... or from fish flakes Fish flakes… I am cheating, I could start with a block of dried fish and shave it, but I don't do that. You can buy this "kezuri katsuo", bonito flakes in Asian grocery stores. Dashi is the stock. It will take 2 minutes of your time to do it. That's a basic for decent Japanese cooking. What's wrong with instant dashi ? Not much, only MSG, preservatives, flavoring and higher price. This is one recipe, among others. I use a combo of 3 ingredients … Read More

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Suriminutsu-ppai , like a tiramisu ready in 3 minutes (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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Suriminutsu-ppai , like a tiramisu ready in 3 minutes Suppai means sour in Japanese. A ruby grapefruit is slightly suppai. suriminutsu = 3 minuts Well this not a "tiramisu", it's just the shape… Cut 1/2 grapefruit, collect the juice that stays in the plate. Juice 1/2 lemon. In the blender, mix the juices, 450 g of tofu, 2 small bananas, vanilla essence. Make 4 cups with grape-fruit in the bottom, then the cream, then unsweetened cocoa. For the 4 : Cal 556.5 F21.8g C65.6g P30.7g A few tofu and frui … Read More

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Raw-bergine on Korean soba (via Gourmande in Osaka)

LY (to close this aubergine triology)

Raw-bergine on Korean soba This plump aubergine (eggplant) is a mizu-nasu, water aubergine. It is cultivated to be eaten raw. Today, it will be eaten with cooled Korean buckwheat noodles. Here they are not topped with raspberry jelly but kochijan (gochuchang). Nameko, the funny mushroom and Seoul Summer noodles Korean-Osakan Bibin’men (cooled noodles) The mizu-nasu aubergines are simply cut and immediately bathed about 30 seconds in salted water till they slightly turn gre … Read More

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Spaghetti squash and walnut miso (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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Spaghetti squash and walnut miso No fuss : 5 minutes in microwave full steam, returned it, 5 minutes again. Cooked ! Walnut and garlic… …wheat miso and black rice vinegar… …add a little water to get the sauce texture. With leaves of endive and sliced negi leek. The squash can be hot or cold. Cal 140.1 F5.3g C20.8g P5.6g … Read More

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Hanbaagu – A burger with greens (via Gourmande in Osaka)

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Hanbaagu - A burger with greens This is not exactly like in your local burger place… I often asked to Japanese Mums : "So you said you cooked healthy meals for your children. What is your specialty ? -Hanbaagu ! -Hamburger is healthy ? -Not hanbaagaa like in fast-food shops. Hanbaagu. It's full of fresh vegetables. And my kids love it…" Yes, Japanese style hamburger is a vegetable preparation. With a little meat in it. This is one of the classic "yoshoku" dishes. "yoshoku" … Read More

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