I wanted to try and make Wakame Udon for lunch today, which originally consists of udon noddles in broth, topped with wakame seaweed (and perhaps with an additional sprinkle of spring onion). But I ended up using everything I found left over in the kitchen and I thought would fit in. This includes:
Yesterday’s dinner. Looks a little, let’s say, like something you have to get used to, but tastes like heaven. Simple ingredients and simple to prepare. Well, I didn’t have any mushrooms left yesterday, so I went without 🙂
I don’t know anymore where this is from. I Did it once and it worked absolutely well. Nonetheless, I have a rice cooker now 😀
Crappy image of dipping/glazing sauce for some Yakitori we made last night. It’s very delicious and fairly easy to make dish and the sauce is most flavourful and yummy.
1/2 cup mirin
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sake
2 cloves garlic, smashed
4 thin slices of ginger
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper
Bring everything to a boil and, once it boils, reduce the heat to medium low. Let simmer until reduced to half. Strain and use as skewer glaze or (very savoury) dipping sauce.
This is Moo Shoo Chicken (although the chicken is still missing in the picture above), something that I didn’t make for quite a time. Originally the recipe is with pork, but I only had some chicken breast left so I didn’t care. Generally, since it’s not so easy to get hands on all the original japanese ingredients often called for in those recipes, you’ll have to substitute the one or the other item with what’s closest to the original anyway.
Holy Crap! These are so yummy – and easily made when you don’t have time and nerves to start a cookout after work. Try them, you won’t be disappointed, I promise:
To every asian chef or hobby cook that may ever visit my little site here (if so at all…), you’ll have to be very strong now. This is actual footage of a european (german) amateur cook (aka me) wrapping gyoza (japanese dumplings) at home. This is my way of wrapping them and you surely can make them more pretty, but I swear to god they were extra delicious.
For when you get home from work and can’t really be arsed into much cooking 🙂 This is ultra fast, extra simple and nonetheless filling.
I had an open package of Somen Noodles in the kitchen, that I wanted to use up, so I made cold Somen noodles for Lunch. Since Somen are very low in calories but also relatively filling, I like this from time to time. They’re fool proof, tasty and, while my version was – as usual – not too optically appealing, they are pretty original.
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