January 29, 2009

Hoshigaki (Dried persimmon)

hoshigaki Hoshigaki is a traditional Japanese dried fruit.
It is very sweet and delicious.
Astringent persimmon can't be eaten as fresh.
But astringent persimmon becomes very sweet by drying it.
And it is not astringent after drying.
White powder on the surface is a crystal of glucide of the persimmon.

January 27, 2009

Tori no Teriyaki (Teriyaki Chicken)

Teriyaki Chicken Teriyaki chicken is a popular teriyaki dish.
It is loved by wide generation.
And I think it is good for bento, because it is still delicious even if it get cold.

We usually marinate chicken in teriyaki sauce which is made by mixing soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar.
Fry marinated chicken on frying-pan until brown.
Pour teriyaki sauce and cook chicken in low heat.
( Personally, I like to sprinkle white sesame seeds on chicken.)

January 23, 2009

Buri no Sashimi

biri no sashimi This is a yellowtail ( Japanese amberjack ) sashimi.

Name of yellowtail in Japanese changes as it grows up.
Actually, the name of the fish are diffirent with size.
We usually call yellowtail "Buri" when it is more than 80cm long.

Buri is oily and has rich taste.
Especially, It is very oily and delicious in winter.
Buri is good for sashimi.

January 9, 2009

Daigaku Imo

daigaku imo
Daigaku Imo is a deep fried sweet potato, covered with syrup.
Usually we eat it as snack.

"Daigaku" means university or college, and "imo" means sweet potato in this case.
Origin of the name is that It were popular among the students.
Because it is cheap and high calorie.

We usually cut sweet potato into a bite size.
Deep-fry them in oil in low-heat.
And cover them with syrup which is made by simmering sugar in water ( sometime add soy sauce, mirin and so on) until it become sticky.

January 7, 2009

Kuromame no Nimame

kuromame no nimameThis is a typical new year's dish.

Kuromame (black soy bean ) is a kind of soy bean.
"Tanba kuromame" is a famous species of kuromame.

"nimame" means simmered bean dish which is made by soaking dried beans in water, and simmer it in sweet.

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