If you’ve ever felt intimidated by making Japanese food, never fear. There are five basic condiments that are the basis of most Japanese food. Knowing how to incorporate them into a dish can help you make a wide variety of incredible Japanese dishes. Using a combination of mirin, soy sauce, sake, miso and sesame oil you will be able to prepare some delicious and easy recipes with a Japanese flare.
Chicken skewers are a fun and delicious dish, perfect for grilling out in the summer or for a quick, filling meal at home all year round. You can add some Japanese flavor to the prepared chicken skewers just by making a simple sauce. You can even prepare them two different ways: with chunks of chicken and scallions, or as strips wrapped in shiso leaves to preserve the moisture.
Summer Veggies and Tofu Gelée
For a unique, light and refreshing treat in the summer, try out the simple summer veggies and tofu gelée. They are like a savory jello shot. This eye-catching dish is a perfect appetizer or as a palate cleanser between courses. Combining water, soy sauce, sake, gelatin and a few other simple ingredients you’ll make a jello-like substance that then gets mixed in with a selection of summer veggies and tofu. Yum!
This is a unique take on the much-loved chicken nuggets, combining ground chicken, tofu, soy sauce sake, flour and a variety of other flavorful ingredients all together. After mixing the ingredients, you simply create nuggets and fry them up in a thin layer of oil! Serve with your favorite sauce, or simply munch on the delectable morels on their own.
White Miso Dip
For a nice side dish or perfect dish to bring to a party, try the white miso dip. You simply combine miso, mirin, sesame oil and a few other simple ingredients. Then, pair with your favorite array of veggies for a delicious, unique dip.