Thursday, February 9, 2012

Green Vegetables with Wasabi Soy Sauce

This is a very simple way to enjoy green vegetable.  In this photo, I used "Nano-Hana" (field mustard) which has mustard taste as the name suggests. You can also use spinach, broccoli, kale, and some other green leafy vegetable for this recipe. 

Also in stead of wasabi, you can try "yuzu koshou," which literally means yuzu citrus pepper. There are no pepper in this green wasabi like paste however, and it does taste more like wasabi with a hint of citrus. This is a must try item if you can find it.

In a pot, boil about 6 cups of water. Turn the heat low or off and put the green vegetable in to the pot to welt them. We are not really cooking the vegetables in the boiling water, so turn the heat off if you have not done so at this point. Once the vegetables are softened, cut them into a bite size. Mix soy sauce and wasabi together and pour onto the green. Serve warm or cold.
Ingredients (for four):
  • 1 bunch of green vegetable such as spinach, broccoli or cabbage
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1teaspoon of wasabi (or yuzu kosho)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Japanese Cooking with Expat Ladies

Our Japanese Home Cooking Class is held in Roppongi 5-chome not too far from Nissin. The classes are always filled with wonderful ladies from around the world.  I highly recommend taking the Japanese Cooking 101 class, which is the most popular class, to gain a basic knowledge of the Japanese cooking. The class will also help you with your next shopping experience at a local grocery store as we go through some of the pantry items. 

I look forward to meeting you in my kitchen soon! - J