Category archive: Friday food treat

Friday food treat: Sochu

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dch%C5%AB

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dch%C5%AB

Sochu is a distilled beverage with less than 45% alcohol by volume. It is made from rice and a group of vegetables.

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Friday food treat: Chicken teriyaki

Photo credit: www.justonecookbook.com

Photo credit: www.justonecookbook.com

Chicken Teriyaki is a popular dish in our house. The term ‘terikyaki’ refers to a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine, not the name of a sauce as many believe. This method involves broiling or grilling foods with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin and sugar. It is not a difficult dish to make, and an easy one to tempt most palates. 

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Friday food treat: Kabocha salad

Photo credit - author's own

Photo credit – author’s own

One of the delicious dishes made by the Japanese is Kabocha salad. This is similar to the Japanese potato salad, made with kabocha or pumpkin instead.

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Friday food treat: Nikujaga

Source: https://norecipes.com/nikujaga-recipe

Source: https://norecipes.com/nikujaga-recipe

Returning to Japan means returning to new tastes and recently acquired ones. This week, I made nikujaga – beef and potato stew.

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Friday food treat: Tempura

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Tempura is a Japanese dish of battered and deep fried seafood and/or vegetables. The word tempura refers to the technique of battering and frying. However, originally the Japanese fried food without batter. Portuguese influences changed that.

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Friday food treat: Soba noodles

 

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There are many kinds of noodles available in Japan. One such variety is soba noodles. These are made of buckwheat flour and resemble spaghetti in terms of thickness. Soba noodles are used in various hot and cold dishes. 

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Friday food treat: Japanese beer

Beer tasting at Sapporo Beer Museum

Beer tasting at Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo is the home of one of Japan’s iconic beers. Sapporo beer is easily identified by the star on its label. The star has featured in its label since 1869. Not only is Sapporo a popular beer, it has played an important part in the economy of Hokkaido.

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Friday food treat: Miso

Miso paste in a bowl

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One of the traditional seasonings in Japanese cuisine is miso. It is used in sauces, spreads, in pickling meats and soup. Widely used in both traditional and modern dishes, miso can be a great standby in the pantry for making a last-minute meal. 

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Friday food post: Takoyaki

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Takoyaki is is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter, cooked in a special moulded pan. It is a little like gem-irons – small cylindrical repositories. The contents are delicious.

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