Friday, July 3, 2015

How to Make Onigirazu (Rice Sandwiches) - Video Recipe

Onigirazu is a new type of Onigiri (rice ball) becoming very popular in Japan recently in 2015.

Unlike Onigiri (rice ball), Onigirazu can be prepared quickly without making into a triangular or a ball shape but just by wrapping rice and the fillings in Nori seaweed sheet.

I think it is a great idea that you can wrap more fillings than the regular ball-shaped Onigiri. Also, it looks very pretty like sandwiches!!!

Try it out with your favorite fillings ;)


Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: depends on what you wrap
Number of servings: N/A

curry flavored rice + bacon and eggs
Yukari (red Shiso leaves rice seasoning) rice + Shiso leaves + sliced cheese
white rice + shredded cabbage + Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) + Tonkatsu sauce

1. Place Nori seaweed sheet on plastic wrap.
2. Place rice in the center, then flatten it out.
3. Place the fillings on top.
4. Cover the fillings with rice, then flatten it out.
5. Fold the corners towards the center of the rice, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
6. When the Nori gets soft, cut into half.

How to Cook Rice in a Rice Cooker
How to Cook Rice in a Pot
How to Make Tonkatsu


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How to Make Juicy Turnip and Carrot Miso Soup (Family Recipe into Baby Food) - Video Recipe

Super yummy Miso soup idea :D

It will make perfect baby food puree, too!!!

Juicy Turnip and Carrot Miso Soup

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 2

100g (3.5oz.) turnip
40g (1.4oz.) carrot
400ml Dashi broth
1 tbsp. or more Miso

1. Cut round slices of turnip and carrot into quarters. *Peel the skin of turnip thick because the inner part is soft and perfect for baby food.
2. Put Dashi broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Add turnip and carrot, remove the foam if necessary, then cook until tender. *Remove a few pieces of turnip and carrot, then mash them up in a mortar with a pestle, then mix a bit of Dashi broth to make it smooth.
3. Turn down to low then dilute Miso with a little hot broth and mix it into the soup. Heat until hot to finish.

You store the mashed vegetables in the freezer for a week! Wrap a thin layer of the mashed vegetables in plastic wrap and make marks so that you can break it into small pieces when frozen.

How to Make Very Basic Dashi Broth (Perfect Soup Stock for Japanese Food)


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Friday, June 26, 2015

How to Make TO AH Bento Lunch Box for Very Fun Park's Exhibition 10th Anniversary 粉樂町當代藝術展十周年紀念便當-桃仔特別版 - Video Recipe

TO AH (トウアー) is a spoke person for Very Fun Park Exhibition (粉樂町) in Taiwan.

I was asked to make TO AH bento box for the Very Fun Park’s 10th Anniversary. Since it is a meaningful exhibition, I decide to participate as an artist with my creative bento.

This character’s name is CHI TOU, which means having fun, nickname TO AH, is created by a Japanese graphic artist, Akinori OISHI (大石曉規).

1. TO AH has very good eyes to discover creative things and beautiful art.
2. Screw driver hands that help locks the art at where it is displayed.
3. Very Active, walk all over the streets and alley to explore the city.
4. Always keep her lovely smile on her face which is perfect 30 degrees.
5. Only wears dark pink.

TO AH Bento Lunch Box

Difficulty: Patience
Time: 40min
Number of servings: N/A

((Karaage - Japanese Fried Chicken)) 日式炸雞
((Usuyaki Tamago Egg Crepe Flowers)) 造型蛋皮
((TO AH Decoration‪))‬
cooked white rice 白飯
a bit of salt 少許鹽
ham 火腿
sliced beets (canned) 罐頭甜菜根片
sliced cheese 起士片
Nori seaweed sheet 海苔片
lettuce 生菜
tomato 番茄
broccoli 綠花椰

((Karaage - Japanese Fried Chicken)) 日式炸雞
((Usuyaki Tamago Egg Crepe Flowers)) 造型蛋皮
((TO AH Decoration‪))‬
1. Season the rice with a bit of salt and make a triangular shaped Onigiri rice ball.
2. Cut out ham into a drop shape and cut an oval hole.
3. Cut out sliced beets, sliced cheese, and Nori sheet to make TO AH's face parts. Attach them onto the rice ball. *You can use any tools you have on hand or freehand to cut out the shapes because the shapes are very simple ;)


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