Rei-Shabu (cold Shabu-shabu)

Rei-Shabu is a Japanese dish, means "cold Shabu Shabu".
Japanese often make this dish mainly on summer time.
I made this Japanese dish from standard ingredients that sold in AH.

Boil thin sliced pork or beef, then cool them down.
Served with vegetables with Rei-shabu sauce.
Sorts of Rei-shabu sauce are for example sesame taste, Miso taste and soy sauce taste.



Chirashizushi (scattered Sushi)

We have many types of Sushi in Japan. Chirashizushi, (scattered sushi) is Sushi rice spread in a bowl with some ingredients (i.e. fish, vegetables, eggs, etc...) on the top or mixed in. This is commonly eaten in Japan.

In the Netherlands, Paling or salmon is good for this Sushi. This photo is my homemade Chirashizushi topping with Paling(Dutch smoked eel), crab, egg and avocado. Better to bake Paling lightly(1 minutes more or less) to vaporize fat. Of course soy sauce (with wasabi) is a necessary item when you eat.

This Sushi is easy to make more than Maki sushi or Nigiri sushi. You don't need special ingredients for topping as you can see my photo. If you don't like fishes, you can use ham instead.


Japanese Curry

I like Japanese curry very much.

Standard JP curry is of course good.

And topping with a lot of vegetables is also nice, especially with fried eggplants.

Kyaraben (character bento) workshop

Kyaraben, a shortened form of character bento, is a very popular bento style in Japan which features food decorated to look like Anime or Kawaii characters. At the workshop you learn how to make authentic Kyaraben and the result you can take home. More info http://tokyodoll.web.fc2.com/workshop/bentoworkshop.html