I show you how to prepare, and pre-cook dried gourd (Kanpyo). Probably many people do not know what Kanpyo is and how to cook it, Japanese people have been using this ingredient for a couple of hundred years. [Read more…] about How to prepare dried Gourd Kanpyo
What is brown bean sauce or brown bean paste? How can you make this own?
I make my own. It is not very difficult so if you have a time, make your own.
Of course, you can buy it. It is about 5 dollars for a jar in the store.
I find regular grocery store at ethnic section.
Real one use Haccho miso.
It is difficult to find Haccho miso in my town so I use regular miso.
Haccho miso is storonger taste than miso compare to regular miso. Usually red color.
Miso ————————————- 1 pound
Sugar ———————————— 1 pound
Soy souce ——————————– 2 cups
Salad oil ———————————-1/4 cup
Sesami oil ——————————— 1 1/2 tbs
Put Miso, sugar, soy sauce in the pot and mix well. Cook it 40 to 50 min on low heat. (do not burn it!)
Add salad oil in cooked miso and additional 10 min to cook it. Turn off the heat and add sesame oil and mix well.
Put in the jar and store in the refrigerator. This size makes 2 of my picutre’s jar.
This picture is what I found in local super market.
It says SPICY but my ingredients don’t have any hot spicy thing.
But Chinese character said this is the same sauce that I am making it.
Japanese ingredients and seasoning – What to buy
When you go to Asian grocery store, you can find not only Japanese ingredients but also some other Asian one. You may confuse which food products you need to buy. The price is different also.
I will list basic Japanese one here. Of course, you can choose whatever you want, [Read more…] about Japanese Ingredients
Japanese Hon mirin the cooking wine
Japanese Hon mirin the cooking wine.
What is the mirin substitute?
Is there any mirin substitute?
What is the Hon mirin and Mirin-fu chomiryo?
Mirin is an essential condiment used in Japanese cuisine, consisting of 40 to 50 percent of sugar. It is a rice wine similar to sake but with a lower alcohol content.