Category japanese

cold noodles with dipping sauce

Cold Noodles with Dipping Sauce (Soba)

1 (8 1/2 ounce) package soba granules (buckwheat noodles)
1 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon hon-dashi (dashi granules)
1 scallion (with top), thinly sliced
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
1 tablespoon wasabi powder
1 tablespoon water

Cook noodles as directed on package; drain. Cover and refrigerate until chilled...

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coffee jelly

Coffee Jelly

1 envelope unflavored gelatine*
1/4 cup cold water
1 3/4 cups strong, hot coffee
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream
Finely ground coffee (optional)

* For a firmer jelly, use 1 1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatine.

Soften gelatine in cold water. Add coffee and stir until gelatine is dissolved. Stir in sugar, salt and vanilla extract...

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broiled bean curd

Broiled Bean Curd (Tofu Dangaku)

"Dangaku" is the Japanese name for a sort of fair, and it refers to a number of different foods, all of which are skewered before cooking. It refers both to street foods and to the stilts on which fair performers entertain the crowds.

1/4 cup sake
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame paste
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine)
1 teaspoon grated ginge...

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sukiyaki

Sukiyaki

Serve hot from the skillet, with separate bowls for hot cooked rice.

1 teaspoon instant beef bouillon
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 pound beef tenderloin or boneless sirloin, 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 stalks celery, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
2 carrots, cut diagonally into 1/8-inch slices
1 bunch scallions, cut diagonally into 2-inc...

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suimono

Suimono (Clear Japanese Soup)

3 cups water
1 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Garnishes

Heat water, bouillon and soy sauce to boiling, stirring occasionally. Serve in small bowls; top with 1 to 3 garnishes.

For garnishes, use thinly sliced mushrooms, scallion strips, celery leaves, thinly sliced lemon or lime, thinly sliced carrot, strips of lemon (without pith) or lime peel (...

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