Do you like Japanese foods? I think if you like it, it is a good idea to practice cooking your favorite dishes by yourself. Basic Japanese foods are known to be easy to make. You don’t need a lot of time and complicated preparation rules. Unlike Indian, Southeast Asian and other countries’ foods, Japanese foods basically don’t require many cooking spices. You can start to make some basic foods by looking at these recipes.
Udon is a type of thick Japanese noodles made from wheat flour. Udon is simple to make. First you have to buy the ready udon or the dry one, then start to make soup. Soup can be prepared by boiling 800 ccs of water. Add 1 spoon of soy sauce and 1 spoon of mirin (or more, to suit your taste). Add udon and boil. After udon is ready, you can put bonito flakes and green onion on top of the noodles. As an alternative, you can add eggs or slices of chicken when making the soup.
Soba is a thin noodle made from buckwheat. Boil the soba noodles, drain in the colander and wash with cold water. Put it in a separate bowl. For the dipping sauce, you can buy mentsuyu sauce at a supermarket. If you want to make mentsuyu by yourself, put mirin and soy sauce into boiled water and add some katsuobushi.
Maki sushi is the simplest sushi to make. Here are the steps to follow:
1. Put the nori sheet on the rolling mat. With the rough part of nori facing upward.
2. Spread the rice on the nori sheet and keep 2 cm from the margin uncovered.
3. Let’s lay down the roll filling. You can use tuna and avocado, for example.
4. Start to roll using the closer edge of the rolling mat. Lightly press from above when rolling.
5. Cut the sushi into 6-8 pieces with a sharp and wet knife.
Choose high-quality fresh fish in a supermarket. Cut the fish into thin pieces with a sharp knife. Serve sashimi with some wasabi and soy sauce as a dipping.
So, have you already for inspired for your dinner?