August 29, 2008

Ebi no Nigiri-zushi

ebi no nigiri-zushi This is shrimp sushi.
Sushi rice is formed into an oblong shape by hand, and placed shrimp on it.

Japanese like shrimp.
And it is popular as ingredient of sushi.

Shrimp is rich in protein, low in fat.
And it is also rich in taurine.

August 27, 2008

Aji furai (Deep-fried Aji fish)

aji furai "Aji" means Japanese horse mackerel.
It is one of blue back fish and rich in DHA and EPA.

We usually fillet aji.
Take out bones from it.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on it.
Coat it with wheat flour, beaten egg, and breadcrumb.
And deep-fry it in salada oil until browned.

We usually squeeze lemon on it, and put worcester sauce or tartare sauce on it, befor we eat it.

cut aji furai

August 21, 2008

Yakitori (Grilled Skewered Chicken)

yakitori (chicken meat) Yakitori is a grilled skewered chicken.
Usually, bite size chicken are skewered on wooden skewer, and grilled over hot charcoals.

Usually we can choose served with salt or Tare (sauce), when we order yakitori.
Tare is a sause which is made from sake (rice wine), mirin, soy sauce, sugar, and so on.
Detail of Tare is a top secret of yakitori shop.

Photo above is chicken meat.

yakitori(negima) Photo above is chicken meat and green onion.
It is called "Negima".

yakitori(chicken skin) Photo above is chicken skin.
It is fatty but rich in collagen.

yakitori chicken liver Photo above is chicken liver.
It is rich in vitamin D.

August 16, 2008


tanmenTanmen is a kind of Tokyo style ramen which has salt flavor and topped with sauteed various vegetables.
Usually, saute various vegetables and few pork with salt and pepper.
And add chicken bone based hot soup to it, and pour them on boiled ramen noodles( usually curly noodles ).
Usually vegetables of ingredients are soybean sprout, carrot, cabbage, onion, leek , Kikurage mushroom , and so on.

August 15, 2008

Karei no Nitsuke (Simmered Karei fish)

karei no nitsuke Karei is a kind of flat fish.
It is rich in protein and low in fat.
And its protein is absorbed easyly.

In this photo, Karei is simmered in the broth which is made from dashi(stock), sake(rice wine), soy sauce, sugar, and mirin (sweet sake).

It has soft texture and plain taste.

August 13, 2008

Tako no sashimi

tako(octopus) sashimi Tako means octopus.
Octopus is rich in taurine, so it is a healthy food.
It is chewy, but it has good taste.
We usually put Wasabi on it, and dip it in soy sauce, and eat.
But I some time squeeze lemon on it, and eat.
It is also good.

August 10, 2008

Tsukimi Soba

tsukimi soba "Tsukimi" means moon viewing.
This is a kind of hot type soba dish.
Soba noodles are in hot soup and topped on a raw egg and Nori.
Raw egg is showed as full moon, and Nori is showed as clouds
It looks lovely but aloso delicious.
Because raw egg and Nori are good with soba.

August 4, 2008


cut dorayakiIt is also calld "Mikasa" in Kansai region(western part of Japan).
Dorayaki is a Japanese traditional sweet which An(Azuki bean paste) is put between two pancake which is made from egg, wheat flour, sugar, honey, and so on.

An is also called Anko.
It is an ingredient for many traditional Japanese sweet.
Usually, An is made from Azuki beans(red beans) and sugar.

By the way, it is famous that Dorayaki is the favorite of "Doraemon".
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