November 23, 2008


Yokan is a traditional Japanese sweet.
It is a sweet jellied red beans paste.
Usually it is made of red beans, agar-agar, and sugar.
Usually it is sold in block form, so we slice it and serve.
I like have it with green tea,

November 15, 2008

Chikuwa no Isobe-age

chikuwa no isobe-age
chikuwa is a kind of Surimi.
This is a deep-fried chikuwa flavored with green laver.
The batter is made by mixing wheat flour, green laver, and water.
Cut chikuwa is covered with the batter and deep-fried in salada oil.

It is good for Bento and also good with beer.

November 8, 2008

Kintoki-mame no Nimame

kintoki-mame no nimame" Kintoki-mame" is a kind of bean.
It has nice colour and excellent taste.
"taisho-kintoki" is most popular species in kintoki-mame.

"Nimame" is a simmered beans dish which is made by soaking dried beans in water, and simmer it in sweet.

It has sweet taste, and soft texture.
I think it is also good for bento.

November 5, 2008

Kitsune Udon

kitsune udon
This is a kind of hot type udon dish.
I have already posted about hot type udon dish, Please check Kake udon.

"Kitsune" means literally "fox", but in this case, it means aburaage.
We simmer aburaage mildly sweet, and put it on kake udon.

It is popular in Osaka.
In Osaka, they call it just "Kitsune".

November 4, 2008

Sanma no Sashimi

sanma no sashimi
"Sanma" means pacific saury.
I have already introduced you Sanma no Shioyaki.
It is most popular sanma dish.
But it is also good to eat sanma as sashimi, if it is so fresh.
In these days, sanma for sashimi are sold in supermarket.
In my case, I put grated ginger and soy sauce on it, and eat it.

November 3, 2008

Horenso no Shiraae

horenso no shiraae "horenso" means spinach.
"shiraae, 白和え" means a style of Japanese dish dress some ingredient such as konnyaku, and vegetable with mashed tofu, white sesame seed, and sweet white miso (optionally).

In this photo, boiled spinach is dressed with mashed tofu, white sesame seed paste, soy sauce, sugar and salt.

November 2, 2008

Tako Yaki

tako yakiThis is fried octopus dumpling (ball).
Usually the batter is made from wheat flour, egg, and water or dashi-stock.
Ingredients in the ball are chopped octopus, beni-shoga(pickled ginger), tenkasu(crunchy bits of deep-fried tempura batter) and so on.

Those are fried on takoyaki mold (plate).
After fried, thoes balls are put takoyaki sauce, and splinkled shreded dried bonito and green laver.
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