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Tempura soba

This recipe is a bit outside of my food concept because it contains deep-fried food. However, as long as we limit deep-fried consumption, it should be fine. Feel free to reward yourself once in a while.

There are quite a number of tips on how to make perfect shrimp tempura. First of all, dry the shrimps with paper towels before soaking them into the dip. Do not underestimate this step. Not only it reduces oil spills during the cooking, it also helps the flour attach better.

Secondly, use cold water or even with ice to make the dip. It is also another technique to help the flour attach better. Finally, leave the cooked tempura for 5 minutes before serving.

Ingredients:

  • Shrimps, 2 of them
  • All purpose flour, 1 cup
  • Cold water, 1 cup
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil, 1 bowl
  • Soba, 1 cup
  • Chopped spring onions
  • Dashi stock, 2 cup
  • soy sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • mirin 2 tablespoons

Steps

  1. Wash shrimps, remove their shells and rub with paper towel to remove moisture. Springle multi-purpose flour on to the shrimps until them are completely dry.
  2. Mix cold water well with multi-purpose flour.
  3. On a pan, pour the vegetable oil and raise heat until the oil is hot.
  4. Springle the flour mixture onto the hot oil to form crispy flour. Dip the shrimps into the flour dip and transfer them quickly onto the hot pan. Deep fry until cooked. Remove and let them rest for five minutes.
  5. Bring soba to boil.
  6. Heat dashi stock, add soy sauce and mirin. Put the cooked soba in. Put the shrimp tempura on top and garnish them with spring onions.

 

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Gyudon

We don’t have many red meat recipe in our blog. However, it’s perfectly okay to have them as long as it is not too often. Besides, they are quite delicious!

This incredibly easy recipe called gyudon requires very few ingredients. It is also fast to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Sliced beef or pork
  • 1/2 onion
  • soy sauce 2 tablespoons
  • sake 2 tablespoons
  • mirin 2 tablespoons
  • fish stock 2 tablespoons
  • sugar 2 teaspoons
  • sesame seeds

Steps

  1. On medium heat, pour in soysauce, dashi, sake, mirin and sugar on to the pan. Bring to boil.
  2. Add chopped onion and sautee until soften
  3. Add sliced beef or pork and continue to cook until well done.
  4. Serve on top of a rice bowl. Garnish with sesame seeds.
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Saba Steak Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki seems like an ideal food. You get to eat a lot of vegetables along with proteins which usually grilled, so not very oily. For carbohydrate, you can opt for brown rice. It’s the best healthy menu you could possibly get.

Ingredients:

  • Saba fillet, one half body
  • Brown rice, 1 bowl
  • Cabbage and carrots
  • a glove of smashed garlic
  • quarter cup of fish stock
  • 2 table spoons of sake
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil, salt and pepper
  • some kimji

Steps:

  1. season the fillet with salt and pepper. Add olive oil (optional) and then grill the fillet on oven at 225C for 15 mins
  2. On the pan, medium heat, put in olive oil and garlic. Stir until golden brown. add chopped carrots followed by cabbage. Add fish stock, salt and sake. Continue to stir until cooked.
  3. Serve the fillet and stir-fried vegetables with brown rice, and kimji. Season the fillet with soy sauce as you like.
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Miso Soup

Miso soup is a great side dish to go with any Japanese dish. It’s versatile and easy to prepare. You can have a wide variety of miso soup alternately. For instances, instead of tofus, you can add muchrooms, shells and/or even pork ribs into the soup.

Ingredients:

  • Miso, 1/2 cup
  • Katsuo flakes, 1 cup
  • Tofu, sliced 1/2 cup

Steps:

  1. Bring water to boil, add katsuo flakes, reduce heat to simmer for at least ten minutes.
  2. Remove all katsuo flakes, add miso and tofu, continue to cook for a while
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Salmon Teppanyaki

Everyone loves Salmon. The fish also has big health benefits. It’s loaded with tons of omega 3 fatty acid which helps prevent cardio vascular diseases. It is recommended that one eat salmon 1-2 meals per week.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillet
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • fish stock, 1/4 cup
  • sake, 2 table spoons
  • Garlics, 1-2 gloves, chopped
  • Olive oils, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper

Steps:

  1. season salmon with salt and pepper for 10 minutes before cooking
  2. pan fry the salmon on olive oil at medium heat for at 12 minutes or until cooked
  3. stir fry chopped cabbage and carrots on olive oil and chopped garlic. Add fish stock, salt, pepper and sake to season it.
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Japanese Pickled Cucumber

We recommend a lot of japanese cuisine in this blog. So, you might want to have some pickle recipe to go with them. Try this simple cucumber pickle recipe.

For the best result, japanese cucumber is recommended, but you can go for english cucumber or any local cucumber you can find, too. Prepare them by cut into small pieces, add 1 teaspoons of salt and mix well. Leave them alone for 15 minutes. Rinse out excess water (quite a lot of them!). Then add 1 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, some amount of sesame seeds and 1/3 cup of rice vinegar. That’s all.

You can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.