Which is your favourite cuisine?

By: Ku Nor Azreena-azreena_45@yahoo.com

Have you ever tried japanese food food before? How do u feel during your first time eating japanese food? Do you have any favourite japanese dishes? Let’s see if any of these japanese dishes capture your eyes……

Takoyaki

Takoyaki is the small, round cousin of  okonomiyaki. It’s basically a flavoured batter with a tiny piece of octopus (tako) inside, and it is quintessential street food snack.

takoyaki(Takoyaki-Taken from google image)

Teppanyaki

In Japanese, teppan means an iron plate or a steel sheet, and yaki, stir fried food or stir frying. Teppanyaki is stir-fried meat and vegetables cooked and eaten off a large, table-top grill.

Teppanyaki differs from tarditional Japanese cuisine in many ways. With teppanyaki, the soup is served first, followed by salad, the main course, vegetables, fruit and dessert. Main courses usually consist of beef, lamb, chicken and seafood. Seafood can include prawns, fish fillets, cuttlefish, scallops, clams, oyster,eel, lobster and abalone. Fish usually salmon or pomfret depending on season and availability.Sashimi (raw fish fillet) , while not itself a teppanyaki-style dish is often on the menu.

teppanyaki(Teppanyaki-Taken from google image)

Sushi

Sushi is the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japanese and one of the most popular dishes among the Japanese themselves. In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. Nowadays, sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice which has been prepared with sushi vinegar. There are many different types of sushi. Some popular ones are:

sushi temaki

(Temaki picture-Taken from google image)

Temaki

Temakizushi (literally; sushi rolls) are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables.gunkan

(Gunkan picture-Taken from google image)

Gunkan

Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood. There are countless varieties of gunkazushi, some of the most common ones being sea urchin and variety kinds of fish eggs.

How To Make ‘California Roll’ At Home

Ingredients:

  • avocado
  • 5 cups of sushi rice
  • 4 sheets of nori(toasted seaweed)
  • 7 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 Japanese cucumber(or English cucumber)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 5 ounces of imitation crabmeat(prefer the sticks and not the chunks)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of sliced scallions

Utensils:

  • bamboo mat wrapped in plastic
  • sharp knife

Method:

  • Mix the mayonnaise and scallions in a bowl.
  • Cut the cucumber and imitation crab into matchstick slices.
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the large seed. Peel and slice.
  • Place the shiny side of the nori facing down on the bamboo mat.
  • Dip your hands in water and shake them.
  • Grab a ball of sushi rice (about 1 1/4 cup) and press it evenly over the sheet of nori.
  • Sprinkle on the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Gently pick up the nori and flip it upside down so that the rice is facing the plastic.
  • Evenly spread out the cucumber, crab and mayonaise on the nori facing you.
  • Lift the sushi mat by placing your thumbs underneath the mat.
  • Graps the ingredients with your remaing fingers to keep everything in its place.
  • Bring the mat forward until it touches the edge of the ingredients.
  • Gently squeeze and form the roll using both hands.
  • Slowly unroll the mat and as you do this bring the roll back to the edge of the mat.
  • Repeat these steps until all of the nori dissapears.
  • Let you roll rest for about a minute.
  • Moisten a very sharp knife and cut the inside- out roll into two even halves.
  • Places the halves side-by-side and cut again. Slice into 4 to 6 pieces.
  • Serve on an attractive plate with a bit of pickled ginger and wasabi.

Miso Soup

For the Japanese, miso soup is a culinary staple. Miso is a paste made from a mixture of soybeans, such as rice or barley, salt, a touch of water and yeast.

Many healths experts believe miso soup helps prevent breast cancer. This is because miso soup is rich in isoflavones, which are believed to help block out calls that can become cancerous. According to health experts, women should drink two or three bowls of miso soup per week in order to gain these benefits.

miso soup(Miso soup-Taken from google image)

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