Oden is a traditional Japanese dish that’s served in a large pot, filled with a dashi broth and an array of staple Japanese foods and vegetables in it. The ingredients stew in the broth Some ingredients and broth vary depending on the region in Japan. It’s believed that oden originated from around the 14th centuryContinue reading Oden: Japan’s staple winter food
Natto is a historical dish in Japan, it’s been a staple of Japanese breakfasts for over 1000 years. These fermented soybeans are often eaten with soy sauce and Japanese mustard with rice, I personally love to have it with kimchi(spicy fermented Korean cabbage and radish). I’ve eaten natto since I was a child, and myContinue reading Natto: Smelly soybeans!
I love rice. I’ve eaten Japanese white rice since I was a child, and it’s a staple in my diet. My mother would tell me to eat brown rice instead because it’s healthier, but I always preferred the taste and texture of white rice more. I’ve heard many people talk about preferring white or brownContinue reading Mum says brown rice is better!
Mochi is made from a type of Japanese glutinous rice that is pounded until it becomes a sticky paste. The making of mochi is strenuous and can take a whole day to make, so nowadays there are machines that can make them a lot quicker and easier. However there’s nothing quite like eating fresh mochiContinue reading Mochi! (class coming soon!)
Soybeans are a versatile legume and are used in many common foods and ingredients. They are high in protein, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C. They can be prepared in different ways, with soft or crispy textures and various delicious results! Here are some common forms or soybeans: Edamame – Young soybeans still inContinue reading Soybeans!
One of my favourite meat is pork, especially fatty pork. The combination of the juicy, tender meat and crispy skin makes my mouth water. It’s always been a favourite food to eat, but I have always thought it wasn’t healthy for me, and it would be something I’d have as a treat. Pork contains saturatedContinue reading Delicious pork!