Whiting (Wijting) Tempura

Homemade Japanese dinner. Whiting Tempura and Nameko miso soup.
Huisgemaakte Japans diner. Wijting Tempura en Nameko miso soep.

Whiting(Wijting) or other white fishes are good for Tempra.


Maguro Natto (Tuna with Japanese fermented soybeans)

This is always nice to cook tuna dishes when we found a fresh one. Eating fresh tuna by Sashimi or Sushi is already famous Japanese style in the world. This time I am going to introduce other Japanese dish of fresh tuna.

To eat fresh tuna with Natto is one of a popular Japanese style, called Maguro Natto (まぐろ納豆). You will find this menu mainly in Izakaya in Japan. Serving Maguro Natto on the rice called Maguro Natto Don (まぐろ納豆丼). The photo is my homemade Maguro Natto Don.

Natto (fermented soybeans) is one of a traditional Japanese food. For more detail refer last post, http://japaneseholland.blogspot.com/2011/11/natto-fermented-soybeans.html

Back to Maguro Natto don,

1. Make tuna tartar, mix with white sesame, a little bit sesame oil, and finely minced spring onions.

2. Mix Natto with soy souse, Shimaya-dashi, and finely minced spring onions.

3. Prepare steamed rice or Sushi rice in a bowl, sprinkle finely cut Nori seaweeds on.
Place 1 and 2 on 3. And place a fresh egg yolk in a middle.

4. Serve with soy sauce and wasabi. Mix together when you eat.


Natto (fermented soybeans)

Natto (納豆; fermented soybeans) is one of a traditional Japanese food. It is commonly eaten with soy sauce, mustard, and minced spring onions. And is served mainly with rice. You can get Natto in some Asian shops or Japanese shops. The Natto on this photo is my homemade. There is a technique to multiply Natto at home, and Japanese living abroad often take this way.

1. Get 1 pack of Natto from Japanese shop or other Asian shop.
2. Steam or boil soybeans until extremely tender.
3. Mix 1 well into 2 in the clean container.
4. Place 3 in the place of 45 degree temperatures. For example, in the oven, wrap in an electronic blanket, rice cooker, etc...

I use an electronic blanket. Do Natto Dream of Electric Blanket?

The SF novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is the basis of the film Blade Runner.

5. Natto increases after 24 hours.

To be honest many non-Japanese find the taste of Natto unpleasant. You are a Japanese expert if you can eat this traditional Japanese food?.

wikipedia: Natto

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