You will find that a Japanese dish is normally served with miso soup. No matter how late it is, a Japanese restaurant will offer this warming soup: it looks ordinary at first glance, but when you o stir it with a spoon, you will find all the hidden treasures rises to the top. Do you really know miso soup?
The word Okonomiyaki is made up of two parts: Okonomi meaning “add whatever you like”and Yaki meaning “to fry”, so Okonomiyaki means “fry whatever you like”. Okonomiyaki is a type of Teppanyaki, and is a popular snack in Kansai. It is normally circular in shape, hence it is also called “Japanese Pizza”.
Sashimi is fresh and raw fish and sea food crafted with knife cuts and accompanied by Japanese soy sauce and wasabi. Historically, Sashimi was imported into Japan from China in the 14th century. It became a fashionable dish. In the 15th century, soy sauce was imported into Japan and Sashimi gradually developed into today’s Japanese classic dish.
Tataki is a common method of cooking which is similar to “grill”. The key to tataki is mastery over the heat so as not to fully cook the meat. The sauce that accompanies tataki is specially prepared and includes vinegar, ginger, Japanese soy sauce, and sesame oil; chopped green onion and sesame or other accompaniments are then added.
Traditional Japanese Tempura is made by soaking seafood or vegetables in batter and fry. This special batter is called Tempura batter and is made with wheat flour, egg yolk, and ice cold water. Before frying, the ingredients are covered with dry flour and then the tempura batter. Yuhoki’s Mixed Tempura includes 4 pieces of Vegetable tempura and 3 pieces of Prawn (Ebi) tempura.
Teriyaki is a popular cooking technique in Japan. It normally refers to the smearing of ample soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sake during the barbequing process. Teriyaki Chicken is one of the most popular starters at Yuhoki, under the sunlight the teriyaki sauce gives the chicken the lustre that is very appetising.
To the lovers of Japanese food, Donburi is certainly not new to them. Donburi (丼, frequently abbreviated as "don", is a Japanese "rice bowl dish" consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. Donburi meals are served in oversized rice bowls also called donburi.
Japanese Fried Chicken is all the rage in Japan. This simple looking dish is anything but: the chicken meat pieces, having been marinated with cooking wine, salt, sugar, ginger sauce, onion sauce, black pepper for a while, and then stirred with egg sauce and cornflour. It is then deep fried at about 170 degrees Celsius to ensure crispiness of the shell.
Japanese curry rice is a dish that combines rice with Japanese curry. Curry as a condiment is well known, the word curry was derived from the noun “Kari” and many cuisines from around the globe have curry as an accompaniment to vegetables or meat. Since its introduction into Japan by the British in the Meiji era, curry became a perfect match for Japanese rice.
Opening up the Yuhoki menu, you will find that there is an abundant and dazzling array of Starters. Through the introduction of these special dishes in the next few articles, we are taking you on a journey to this beautiful part of the Japanese food culture landscape. In this article, we are going to introduce two of these starters: Edamame (Soybean) and Seaweed salad.