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Monday, August 28, 2017

EASY! NO-FAIL! Tako-san (Octopus) Sausages - Video Recipe

Octopus Sausages (Tako-san Sausage) is a basic side dish for Bento lunch box :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEvr6J3L86M



Kitchen shears I used!
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B071LT332M

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EASY! NO-FAIL! Tako-san (Octopus) Sausages

Difficulty: VERY Easy
Time: 3min
Number of servings: n/a

Ingredients:
Winny (No-Skin Cooked Sausages) OR any sausages
black sesame seeds if you like
tomato ketchup if you like

Directions:
1. Cut a sausage in half. Use the kitchen shears to make 8 legs. (See Video)
2. Microwave on medium for 10 seconds or until the legs curl up. If you are using non-cooked sausages, you want to BOIL or PAN FRY them thoroughly.
3. Insert black sesame seeds for eyes, then eat with tomato ketchup if you like.

BTW, at my daughter’s nursery school, they microwave kids’ Bento lunch box, so I just make the slits then put in the Bento lunch box. Super easy and happy for both of us ;)

↓レシピ(日本語)
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Stir-Fried Dried Squid and Vegetables (NO Knife! Kitchen Shears) - Video Recipe

We received some dried squids when we visited the nearby shrine for our son's Omiyamairi (the first shrine visit) and my darling's Yakubarai (ceremony to drive away evil spirits). I decided to make a dish out of them.

It turned out to a very tasty and delicious stir-fried dish, goes great with white rice. Oyster-sauce flavor, with a hint of chive is obviously addictive. Very filling with lots of bean sprouts ;)

dried squid recipe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAHg88WH8To

You don't need a knife but use kitchen scissors / kitchen shears!

Of course, you can use regular squids.

FYI: Hatsumiya-Mairi (初宮参り) or Omiyamairi (お宮参り) is one of the traditional celebration events for Japanese babies. Whenever a newborn is over a month old, we bring the baby to a nearby shrine for a greeting (giving the invocation).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-2kGbjEpa/?taken-by=ochikeron



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Stir-Fried Dried Squid and Vegetables

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min + soaking time
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 dried squids
400g (14oz.) bean sprouts
1 bundle Chinese chives
1 tsp. Toban Jan (hot bean sauce / Chinese red chili paste)
1 tbsp. sesame oil
A
* 1 tbsp. Sake
* 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. sesame oil

Directions:
1. Soak the dried squids in water overnight to make them soft. Cut into thin strips using kitchen shears. *remove the hard gristle and dirty tips
2. Mix A very well.
3. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, add Toban Jan, then cook until fragrant. Add the squids, then stir-fry until heated.
4. Add the bean sprouts and cook until coated with oil. Then add the Chinese chives (cutting them into 2 inches long with kitchen shears), season with A to finish.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

No Fail Perfect Ham and Eggs in a Microwave - Video Recipe

If you make ham and eggs in a Microwave (if you know the exact minutes you want to cook), you can make perfect ham and eggs without fail (burning black)!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yNC9o5_z_8

Perfect for a quick snack, college dorm breakfast, as well as Bento lunch box :)



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No Fail Perfect Ham and Eggs in a Microwave

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 3min
Number of servings: 1

Ingredients:
1 egg *cold out from the fridge
2 slices ham
1 tsp. water

Directions:
1. Put 1 tsp. of water in a microwavable dish.
2. Place a slice of ham, place an egg, prick some holes in the egg yolk with a pick or a fork (to avoid exploding), then place another slice of ham.
3. Cover with plastic wrap or a microwavable lid, and cook at 500W for a minute and a half. *You want to adjust and find the cooking time of your preference.

You can make it without a ham on top, or make a simple sunny-side up using this technique.

↓レシピ(日本語)
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Udon Gyoza - Video Recipe

Udon gyoza is a local home-cooked dish from Takatsuki, Osaka.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5G6RyNEGmA

Instead of using Gyoza wrappers, you just mix in chopped Udon noodles. Very easy and filling, perfect for everyday meal, as well as for Bento lunch box!!!



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Udon Gyoza

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: about 25 pieces

Ingredients:
1 serving (200g) pre-cooked Udon
150g (5.3oz.) ground pork
A
* 1 egg
* 50g (1.8oz.) chopped long onion
* 1 tsp. grated ginger
* 1 tsp. grated garlic (if you like)
* 1 tsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. sesame oil
* cracked black pepper
* 1 tbsp. corn or potato starch
cooking oil
soy sauce
vinegar
la-yu / raayu (Chinese spicy sauce) if preferred

Directions:
1. Chop udon noodles into little pieces.
2. Put the chopped Udon, ground pork, and A in a bowl, then mix well by hand (hand is better but using a spoon is okay) until all ingredients are combined and smooth.
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Form the mixture into bite-sized round patties and place them on the frying pan. Cover and cook on low for 5 minutes. Flip them over then cover again and cook on low for 3 minutes.
4. Serve with a mixture of soy sauce, a little vinegar, and a drop or two of la-yu if preferred.

You can marinate Udon Gyoza in the sauce to put in Bento lunch box.

↓レシピ(日本語)
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Easy n' Delicious Shumai Dumplings in a Frying Pan - Video Recipe

Don't worry if you don't have a steamer. You can make Shumai in a frying pan!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teRrBYgeLYQ

Shumai or Siu Mai is a dim sum favorite, with an easy pork/shrimp filling. Canned ingredients (scallops and crab meat) give nice flavor. You can eat them without soy sauce dipping ;) Perfect for parties and Bento lunch box!!!



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Easy n' Delicious Shumai Dumplings in a Frying Pan

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 40min
Number of servings: about 30 pieces

Ingredients:
30 Shumai wrappers (or wonton wrappers)
filling
* 250g (8.8oz.) ground pork
* 100g (3.5oz.) chopped prawn
* 50g (1.8oz.) canned scallops
* 50g (1.8oz.) canned crab meat
* 4 tbsp. chopped long onion
* 2 chopped dried Shiitake mushrooms
* 1 tbsp. grated ginger
* 1 tbsp. sesame oil
* 1/2 tbsp. sugar
* 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
* salt and pepper
cooking oil
green peas if you like

Directions:
1. Put the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and mix well by hand (hand is better but using a spoon is okay) until all ingredients are combined and smooth.
2. Place the filling in the middle of the wrapper. Then form an "o" with your left hand and push the filling into the "o" to shape into a little cylinder. Drop onto a counter to flatten out the bottom. Use a spoon to fold in the edges. Top with a green pea if you like. (please watch the video)
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Place the Shumai and cook on high heat until the bottoms become a bit brown. Add 100ml water, when it becomes to a boil, cover, and steam on med-low heat for 10 min until cooked. Uncover and cook until the water is gone.

Serve with a mixture of soy sauce and a little yellow mustard if preferred.

↓レシピ(日本語)
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Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Cook Fresh Edamame with Shells with Perfect Saltiness - Video Recipe

Edamame (green soybeans) are perfect meal starter, commonly served at Japanese restaurants.
This video will show you how to cook fresh Edamame with Shells with Perfect Saltiness.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd0W_Eo5SKs

If you get some fresh Edamame with shells, you want to cook them within a day or they can get bad and lose nutrients quickly. If you cannot eat them on the day you bought, you want to cook and keep them in the freezer. You can keep them good for about a month.



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How to Cook Fresh Edamame with Shells with Perfect Saltiness

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
300g (10.6oz.) unshelled Edamame (green soybeans)
1200ml water
3 tbsp. salt

about 4% salt is the key to the perfect saltiness

Directions:
1. Cut off both ends of the pods with scissors (in this way salty taste will soak through them). Then rub the Edamame bean pods with 1 tbsp. of salt to remove the surface fuzz.
2. Put water and 2 tbsp. of salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil and add Edamame (leave the salt on). Cook for 3.5 min to 5 min. Little hard is okay. Do not cook more than 5 minutes or they lose the flavor.
3. Drain well in a strainer, then use a fan to cool.

You can keep cooked Edamame in the freezer for a month in a Ziploc bag.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Spinach Shiroae (Traditional Creamy Tofu Salad - Vegan Recipe Idea) - Video Recipe

Very creamy, rich, and delicious Tofu salad with spinach, with hint of sesame flavor :) It is a traditional Tofu dish we make at home. Of course you can find it at stores or restaurants, too. Homemade one is superb!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTQL8-Etj_8



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Spinach Shiroae

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
300g (10.6oz.) cotton Tofu
200g (7oz.) spinach
50g (1.8oz.) carrot
100g (3.5oz.) Shimeji mushrooms
A
* 100ml Kombu Dashi
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
B
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1.5 tbsp. white sesame paste (or 3 tbsp. ground white sesame seeds are OK)

Directions:
1. Put water and cotton Tofu (break it into chunks) in a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for 1-2 minutes. Then drain well in a strainer.
2. Cut carrot into thin strips. Remove the tough base of Shimeji mushrooms and break into pieces.
3. Put A in a pot, add carrot and Shimeji mushrooms, then simmer until the liquid is gone.
4. Cook spinach in a boiling water (with salt) for a minute, drain and soak in cold water, then drain and squeeze the spinach to remove the excess water (use paper towel if you have). Cut into an inch long pieces.
5. Place the Tofu in a mortar then mash it up with a pestle until creamy. Season with B, then add the vegetables (3&4) and toss.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Egg Tempura (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Inspired Recipe) - Video Recipe

The trick to make runny soft boiled egg Tempura is to use frozen eggs :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0D8nfsZMS8



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Egg Tempura

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 10min + freezing time
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 frozen eggs
flour *cake flour or all purpose flour
3 tbsp. Tempura flour
4 tbsp. water
vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions:
1. Mix Tempura flour and water in a bowl.
2. Peel the frozen eggs, dust with flour, then coat with the batter (1.).
3. Deep fry in oil (2 at a time is better) at 170C (338F) for 6 minutes. When they float up to the surface, flip them over to cook evenly.

You can eat them with salt, soy sauce, Tempura sauce, Dashi broth, or any seasoning you like.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Harusame Noodle Salad - Video Recipe

Harusame Salad is a very refreshing noodle salad with lots of vegetables. Perfect dish during the hot and humid summer season. However it can be served all year long ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKsyOfc75z4

Vegetarian people can remove the ham and egg (seasonings are just fine, so you don't have to add anything to substitute them)!



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Harusame Noodle Salad

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
40g (1.4oz.) Harusame noodles (cellophane noodles)
4 slices ham
1/2 cucumber
50g (1.8oz.) carrot
1 egg
a pinch of salt
cooking oil
Seasonings
* 1 tbsp. vinegar (rice or cereal)
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tbsp. ground toasted white sesame seeds
* 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
* 1 tsp. sugar
lemon juice if you like

Directions:
1. Cut ham and cucumber into thin strips.
2. Cut carrot into thin strips, place them on a microwavable dish, cover with plastic wrap, then microwave at 500w for 1 minute to make them soft.
3. Season an egg with a pinch of salt, then mix well. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and make 1 or 2 thin omelets (depending on the size of your frying pan). Leave to cool on a plate, then cut into thin strips.
4. Cook Harusame noodles in boiling water, wash with cold water, cut into bite size pieces if necessary, then drain well.
5. In a large bowl, mix the seasonings. Add cucumber, ham, carrot, egg, and Harusame, then toss well to coat. If you like, you can mix in some lemon juice to finish to add more refreshing flavor ;)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Okakiage (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Inspired Crispy Fried Chicken) - Video Recipe

"Okaki" is rice crackers and "Age" means deep fried.

I received a request for Okakiage, which appears on Manga: "Shokugeki no Soma (Food Wars)". Cod fish was used in its episode; however, I used chicken which is familiar to everyone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUjiBXPRea0

Of course you can use any rice crackers~ ;)



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Okakiage (Crispy Fried Chicken)

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
500g (1.1lb.) chicken thigh with skin
1/2 tsp. salt
100g (3.5oz.) Kaki no tane (Rice Crackers)
vegetable oil for deep frying
lemon wedges

Directions:
1. Remove the skin of chicken if you don't like, cut into bite-size pieces, then season with salt.
2. Remove the peanuts from Kaki no tane. Place them in a Ziploc bag and break into small pieces. *You can use a food processor if you have.
3. Place it in a flat container and coat the chicken. Deep fry them in oil at 170C (338F) for 5~6 minutes, until they float up to the surface.
4. Drain well and serve on a dish with lemon wedges.

Lemon is a must! It makes the chicken very tasty and delicious. Of course ketchup goes good, too~.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aji no Nanbanzuke (Horse Mackerel Marinated in Sweet Vinegar Sauce) - Video Recipe

Nanbanzuke is a Japanese home-cooked meal with deep fried meat or fish, marinated in sweet and spicy vinegar sauce.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUGPIyH20y8

Aji (horse mackerel) is in season in Japnan from May to July :)
You can substitute it with other fish or chicken, too!



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Aji no Nanbanzuke (Horse Mackerel Marinated in Sweet Vinegar Sauce)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
8 fillets horse mackerel = 400g (14oz.) *other fish or chicken is OK
salt
flour
3 tbsp. sesame oil
100g (3.5oz.) onion
120g (4.2oz.) color peppers (green/red/orange/yellow)
1 dried red chili pepper
marinade
* 4 tbsp. vinegar (rice or cereal)
* 3 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tbsp. sugar
* 50ml Kombu Dashi soup stock

Directions:
1. Thinly slice onion and color peppers. Boil for just under a minute to remove the bad smell and bitter taste. Then drain well in a colander.
2. Slice the horse mackerel fillets diagonally into pieces. Dust both sides with salt and flour. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan. Cook both side until crisp, golden and cooked through. Transfer to a flat dish. *You can of course deep fry the horse mackerel.
3. Thinly slice dried red chili pepper. Mix the marinade and the dried red chili pepper. Then add the vegetables and toss. Pour it over the horse mackerel and marinade for over 10 minutes, then serve.

After 10 minutes, fish meat is very soft. After a day, the flavor soaks well and the fish meat becomes firm (condensed). Both are delicious! You can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hijiki Seaweed Salad - Video Recipe

I remember Hijiki salad is a very popular appetizer dish at a Japanese restaurants in New York. The same in other places?!

It goes perfect with rice, perfect for Bento side dish!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_N6pzZ-wNA

In this tutorial, I will show you a super easy way to make it in a Microwave. However, if you don't want to use a Microwave, you can always use a pot. Directions are below ;)



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Hijiki Seaweed Salad

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
20g (0.7oz.) dried Hijiki seaweed
60g (2.1oz.) carrot
100g (3.5oz.) Chikuwa fish cake
2 Shiitake mushrooms
A
* 2 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tbsp. Sake
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tsp. sesame oil

Directions:
1. Place dried Hijiki in a microwavable bowl, add plenty of water, cover with plastic wrap, then microwave at 600 watts for 3 minutes. Leave to cool uncovered for 2 minutes. Wash and drain well. If you don't have a microwave, you can soak in water for 20~30 minutes, then drain.
2. Thinly slice carrot, Shiitake mushrooms, and Chikuwa fish cake.
3. Place Hijiki, carrot, Shiitake, Chikuwa in a microwavable bowl, add A and mix well.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave at 600 watts for 5 minutes. Toss to coat the seasonings evenly, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for over 10 minutes to marinate. If you don't have a microwave, you can simmer in a pot on low heat until the liquid is gone for about 20 minutes.

You can keep 3~4 days in the fridge :)

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Avocado Cheese Korokke (Croquettes) - Video Recipe

Very rich and tasty Korokke (Croquettes)!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08B7RtbKjnM

Simple salt and pepper seasonings are good enough ;)



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Avocado Cheese Korokke (Croquettes)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 6 croquettes

Ingredients:
300g (10.6oz.) potatoes
1/2 Avocado
salt and pepper
pizza cheese
batter
* flour
* beaten egg
* Panko (bread crumbs)
vegetable oil for deep frying
tomato ketchup or mayonnaise if you like

Directions:
1. Peel and slice potatoes. Place them on a microwavable dish, cover with plastic wrap, then microwave at 500w for 6 minutes until soft. Transfer to a bowl and mash with a fork. (You can cut into medium chunks and boil until soft. Then drain and mash them while hot.)
2. While still hot, add diced avocado. By heating avocado, you can avoid it from chaining color.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Flatten the mixture and divide it into 6 equal portions. Place some pizza cheese in the center and flatten each portion into an oval-shaped patty.
5. Coat each patty with flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat with Panko.
6. Deep fry in oil at 170C(338F) until golden brown.

Serve with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise if desired.
Best eaten while still hot, or avocado can become soggy.

↓レシピ(日本語)
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How to Make Nitamago Ramen Eggs - Video Recipe

Ramen Eggs, also called Nitamago, Ajitama, or Ajitsuke-tamago, are savory soft-boiled eggs with creamy runny egg yolk, known as Ramen topping.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXJeJM8q5YA

Ramen Egg is not only for Ramen but also for fried rice, pasta, rice bowl, and more! It even makes a perfect topping for white rice. Great dish to stock in the fridge :)



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Ramen Eggs

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 10min + soaking time
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 cold eggs right out of the fridge
Tare seasonings
* 2 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 1 tsp. sugar

Directions:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
2. Tap each egg with a spoon to make cracks in the bottom of the shell. OR you can poke a small hole using an "Egg Hole Puncher". (Water goes in between the egg and the shell which helps the shell to come off).
3. Place the eggs in a strainer and place it in boiling water, the crack-side up (to let water in). The strainer prevents eggs from hitting the bottom of the pot.
4. Boil for 7 minutes. Place them in water to cool, then peel.
5. Place the Tare seasonings in a Ziploc bag and mix well. Then place the eggs, close securely, and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes ~ 12 hours, rolling over once in a while.

If you soak the eggs too long, they become salty and the egg yolks pectize (like jelly). Please eat when you think are ready. I think it becomes too salty after 12 hours.

You can get an "Egg Hole Puncher" at Daiso 100yen shop to poke a hole in the egg.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Corn Shumai (Pork Dumplings) - Video Recipe

Shumai (Pork Dumpling) is a type of traditional Chinese dumpling served as dim sum. In this tutorial I will show you how to make it WITHOUT using Shumai wrappers but bok choy (a type of Chinese cabbage) and with a lot of corn toppings. yummy!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ylivqkp-KE

Bok choy gives a nice flavor at the same time makes it look very colorful. Perfect for parties and Bento lunch box :)



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Corn Shumai

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients:
240g (8.5oz.) frozen corn kernels *canned is ok
2 tbsp. corn or potato starch
200g (7oz.) ground pork
A
* 4 tbsp. chopped long onion
* 2 tsp. grated ginger
* 2 tsp. soy sauce
* salt and pepper
* 1 tsp. sesame oil
2 baby bok choy

Directions:
1. Defrost frozen corn kernels and coat with corn or potato starch.
2. Trim off the bok choy stem end, separate out the leaves, and rinse under running water to remove sands. Place them on a microwavable dish, cover with plastic wrap, then microwave at 600 watts for 2 minutes until a bit tender.
3. Place ground pork and A in a bowl and mix well with your hands until the mixture becomes sticky. Divide it in to 12 pieces and roll into balls.
4. Coat with the corn kernels and wrap with bok choy leaves.
5. Place them on a microwavable dish, cover with plastic wrap, then cook in the microwave at 600 watts for 7 minutes.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/04/blog-post_22.html
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kawaii Boiled Egg Decoration Ideas かわいい卵の飾り切り - Video Recipe

This idea is perfect for Bento lunch box and parties ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOs4fLpwQnI

Use a knife to cut a zigzag through the center of the egg to make flowers.
Use a knife to cut a zigzag around the egg yolk to make a hatching chick :)



FYI: Here's the technique how to get hard-boiled eggs that peel beautifully!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agsRmI4F2mI

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kamaboko (Fish Cake) Decoration Ideas (Kazarigiri) - Video Recipe

Perfect for parties and Bento box!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m2Eb33M6eY

This is not playing with food. Kamaboko Decoration is a traditional art of Japanese food Omotenashi (hospitality) spirit ;)



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5 Cute Kamaboko Decoration Ideas

薔薇 (Bara/Rose)
Slice white Kamaboko about 1cm thick. Make a cut on the top. Make 3 ultrathin slices of pink Kamaboko, layer, then roll. Place it in the white Kamaboko.

兎 (Usagi/Bunny)
Slice pink Kamaboko about 1cm thick. Peel the pink part leaving about 2cm of the end. Cut off 1cm of the end of the peel and cut out the eye using a straw. Cut out the eye of the white part and insert the pink eye. Slice the peel into half then roll to make the ears.

結び (Musubi/Knot)
Slice Kamaboko about 5mm thick. Make a cut in the center, then make staggered cut half way through on both sides. Put both sides through the hole in the center in the opposite direction. Pull to make the not.

手綱 (Tazuna/Rope)
Slice Kamaboko about 1cm thick. Peel the pink part leaving about 2cm of the end. Make 2cm cut in the center. Put the end through the hole.

孔雀 (Kujyaku/Peacock)
Slice Kamaboko about 5mm thick. Make 2mm slices leaving 5mm of the ends. Fold each in the same direction.

Like you eat Sashimi, you can eat Kamaboko with Soy Sauce and Wasabi :)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/01/blog-post_19.html
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