Category Archives: Japanese

Bacon Dashi with Potatoes and Clams

I was in “The Good Egg” at the market the other day picking out a Japanese Cookbook for a birthday gift for Mr. Duess. Of course, the lovely young lady at the cash knew him and knew of our bacon exploits (Mr. Duess works in the neighbourhood and his tales of our bacon making haveContinue Reading

Charcoal tempura

We love tempura, but the smell of deep frying in the house is always a serious disincentive to making it. We don’t believe in single use appliances, and also don’t eat fried food all that often, so we don’t own a dedicated deep fryer. Enter the little Chinese charcoal brazier I picked up at TapContinue Reading

Chris and Hiroko’s Yakiniku Extraveganza

Chris and Hiroko’s wedding was lovely and a lot of fun. We had the pleasure of spending a bunch of time with them and a group of their close friends. It was a quick but excellent trip. We arrived in Vancouver on Thursday and spent Friday and Saturday afternoon prepping for the reception meal. WeContinue Reading

Soy Based Dipping Sauces Overview

This is a summary of japanese soy based dipping sauces. I’m summarizing from Makkiko’s most excellent japanese food blog. Go there…its phenomenal and much more indepth. Qasabi Jo-yu: Wasabi and soy sauce – raw fish, sushi Sho-ga Jo-yu: Ginger and soy sauce – used for oily raw fish like mackerel, and bonito. Ninniku Jo-yu:Continue Reading

Yakiniku Sauce Recipes

These are the Yakiniku sauce recipes I used for Chris and Hiroko’s Yakiniku extravaganza. The apple miso sauce is not at all a trad Yakiniku sauce but we used it on chicken and as a dipping sauce. It was very good. You really want to vary the ingredients to taste so use these just asContinue Reading

Soy Based Dipping Sauce Recipes

These are the dipping sauce recipes used for Chris and Hiroko’s Yakiniku extravaganza. You really want to vary the ingredients to taste so use this just as a guide. Ponzu Sauce 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce 3 tbsp Yuzu Crush (or use lemon juice) 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1/3 cup Dashi 2 tbsp mirin Chili vinegarContinue Reading