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Nasu Dengaku (Miso Grilled Eggplant)

30 Aug 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Chinuck

Nasu dengaku is a very classic Japanese dish. It's richly satisfying and very simple. Ingredients 1 eggplant 1 tbsp miso 1 tbsp sake 1 tbsp mirin 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp grated ginger cooking oil Method Cut the eggplant in half. Cut a groove around the...

Frozen Shiso Caprese

27 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

There's nothing a like fresh caprese salad under the summer sun, or is there? This is my version of a caprese using shiso, and it's frozen! Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 2 shiso leaves, minced mozzarella 0.5 tsp salt balsamic vinegar Method Bring s...

Tomato and Egg

25 Aug 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Chinuck

Tomato and egg is a Chinese home cooking staple and my favourite growing up. It's not glamorous, but it's really good! Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 4 eggs 0.5 onion 1 chili -- This recipe usually doesn't include chili, but I like it. chopped green o...

Hiyayakko (Cold Tofu Salad)

23 Aug 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Chinuck

Not only is it fun to say, it's cool and refreshing on a hot summer day! Didn't mean to rhyme, guess it'll happen sometime. Ugh, I did it again. I'm sure it'll stop, but when? Well, that's just my luck, oh my god, what the...I give up. This dish mus...

Natto and Onsen Tamago on Rice

20 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

This is a Japanese breakfast food that's satisfying, but won't make you feel bloated -- something typical of Japanese breakfast foods. If the star of the show is natto, then the onsen tamago deserves an Oscar for best supporting actor. "Onsen tamago...

Japanese Style Potato Salad

18 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

This is one of my original creations and it's always a hit at parties. People often ask me for the recipe. Well, here it is for the world to partake! The backbone of this dish is katsuobushi, which are shavings of dried smoked bonito (a type of tuna)...

Ume Shiso Maki and Friends

16 Aug 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

While it's cliché to say "they go together like X" to describe the sweetest, most endearing, enviable and nauseating couples, we can at least make the cliché itself less nauseating by being creative with what we choose for X -- and the list is long!...

Chinese Vegetable Soup

13 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

While this recipe might not seem very Chinesey, it is certainly common amongst the rotation of daily soups in a Chinese family. It's so simple, yet satisfying and cleansing. Normally, there's a piece of lean pork a bit smaller than the size of a fis...

Mentaiko Pasta

11 Aug 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Chinuck

While working at a Japanese restaurant, I once commented to the chef that Japanese are very creative inventors. He thought that Japanese don't invent anything, but are good at copying other people's inventions and improving on them. While I think Ita...

Shrimp Shiso Kebabs

9 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

Fire up the grill because we need to cook the person who came up with this terrible pun! Or, you can fire up these shiso kebabs which I think would be much tastier. Ingredients 12 shrimp 12 shiso leaves a few strips of kanpyo -- Kanpyo is a dried g...