August 26, 2007

Yamaimo ball (^=^;)

Another recipe of Yamaimo(yam). Ingredients: Yamaimo, Edamame(green soybeans), 2 tbls of salt, Korean dry seaweed, and salad oil.

Boil Edamame with salt for 8 min and then pick each beans out. Grind Yamaimo into gruel. If it soak into vinegar, your hands wont feel itchy.

Mix them with salt well, scoop up with spoon and then wrap with Korean seaweed. (Bigger one is better to wrap)

Heat salad oil and fry them few min.

Have them with soysauce, salt or Japanese/Chinese pepper. Yamaimo is well known as nutrial fortication or relieving fatigue... Can be eat as it is raw, but since this doesnt taste much, it matches well with Korean sesami oil taste seaweed. It is one of Izakaya(Japamese bar) menu ^^

August 12, 2007

Fry summer vegee (@_@

Simple, but very easy to get some kinds of summer vegee!
Prepare for ; red paprica, pampkins, eggplants, gumbo(okra) and pork thighs.

Cut them into bite-size. Make shallow slits on eggplants, and rid of hard parts around of okra, also do the same small cut like eggplants.
Coat porks with flour. Making souce; mix well with grind ginger and 1 cup of dashi. Prefer Katsuo-dashi.

Heat salad oil until 180 degree.

Fry eggplant, okra and paprica for 20sec, and pork and pampkin 2mins.

As soon as take them from heat oil, drain oil and soak them into dashi sauce and wrap over at least 1 min to be flavored.
If you fry them longer, will be oily and too soft...
Good on cold Udon(Japanese wheat noodle) or soba as a side menu!!