Summer is blinkin hot in Kyoto, so this time of year we need meals that not only nourish but also cool. Cold noodles; soba, udon and somen are a staple. In addition to ice and cold, the Japanese like summer dishes to be quite salty and sometimes to include some kind of bitter taste. I developed this beautiful and tasty…
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Home Cooking: Grilled and Chilled Eggplant ‘Yakinasu’
Miwa’s Kyoto Kitchen Recipe This recipe is a staple of late summer and early autumn home cooking in Japan. Eggplants are grilled under direct flame, peeled, chilled and served with bonito shavings, grated ginger and soy sauce. The taste is pungent and smoky. This dish is very quick and easy to make.
homecooking: Tako Meshi (Octopus Rice) タコ飯
Tako-meshi is a quick and tasty rice dish that combines octopus and rice with the flavors of ginger and shiso.
If you have always wanted to try an octopus dish, but couldn’t quite muster the courage for raw, fermented, etc this might be just the dish to try!