Shirako (sometimes spelled shiraku) is perhaps Japan’s weirdest dish. While this white paste may look like mayonnaise, it’s actually fish semen. Served on top of rice, fried in tempura batter, or even on top of custard, this dish is revered for its rich, velvety texture and mild sea-like taste.
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You certainly don’t need to visit a good Japanese restaurant to enjoy a tasty coco’s curry recipe. Now you can cook it all by yourself with the use of special ingredients and a distinct blend of spices. Japanese rice curry is central to the regional cuisine. Varieties of this curry are prepared with chicken, pork, and beef in several parts of Japan.
The first time I wanted to make teriyaki with mirin, I was a bit confused about the difference between aji mirin and hon mirin.
Even if you’re not Japanese and are not at all acquainted with Japanese culture, you still must have heard of sushi. It’s a very popular food; most metropolitan cities in the world would probably have a Japanese/Asian restaurant or two that you can easily go to if you want a bite of this wonderful dish.
Nothing supersedes love for food. A generous spread on the table can mellow most waspish of the souls. This benign gastronomy ploy starts in the kitchen with the best of the cutlery to let the masterful hands to quail taste buds of foodies.
Last Updated Feb 2020 – It’s sometimes hard to justify buying a Shun chef knife. Shun’s high-quality Japanese style knives are beautiful, effective, and fairly hassle-free as far as Japanese knives go. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty pricey. A nice Damascus Shun knife tends to be noticeably more expensive than options from competing brands like Dalstrong or even Yoshihiro.
If you are yet to try an Inari roll, you are missing out on a spicy and sweet delicacy that continues to wow people across the globe.
These days, any serious sushi chef will have a dedicated knife for sushi. These special blades are sharper and thinner than a normal knife, making it easier to slice through a sushi roll without it collapsing and losing its distinctive round shape. Sushi knives are expensive, however, so it can be a daunting task to select the appropriate tool for your budget, kitchen, and skill level. Here’s a handy guide that outlines everything I’ve learned about the best knives for cutting sushi.
Last Updated Jan 2020 – What is Maguro? – the answer is pretty easy actually – it is the Japanese word for Tuna (ma –goo- rhoh) – highly sought after and in the world of sashimi it is served in 3 main grades. But before we get into the meaty bits lets go on a quick journey and have a look at some great Bluefin Maguro Sashimi in Osaka, Japan.