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I made Japanese cafe style green tea “matcha” bavarois,  I love this taste! try it!

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Ingredients( about 2 portions)

Matcha…10g(about 1/3oz)

Boiled water…3Tbsp

Egg yolk…2

Milk…200cc( a little less than 1cup)

Granulated sugar…60g( 2oz)

Powderd gelatin…5g( 1/5oz)

Whipping cream…150cc( a little more than 2/3cup)

 

 

 

For decolation;

Whipping cream…50cc( about 1/4cup)

Condensed milk…10g(about 2Tbsp)

Your favorite fruits like as strawberries, canned peaches, grapes, marron glace, sweet beans, and so on

How to make;

1. In a bowl, mix and soak the gelatin and water. In another bowl, mix the matcha powder and boiled water until the paste becomes smooth. Set aside.

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2. In a pan, combine the egg yolks, sugar, milk, and mix well.

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3. Heat the pan on low heat, cook and stair until a little thickens, taking care not to let the milk boil as the yolks will harden. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

4. Add the gelatin, matcha paste, and mix well .

5, Strain them with a fine mesh strainer once. Place the pan in a large bowl of iced water to let it cool.

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7. Lightly whip the cream and fold into the mixture. Pour into mold and refrigerate until set.

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8. Serve with your favorite fruit and syrup.

I mixed condensed milk and whipping cream, and whipped them.

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The bavarois will look more attractive if you slightly tilt the glasses when you put them in the refrigerator.

like this…

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I am craving cool and plain food when it is hot like today!

This soy milk tofu is high-protain and healthy.

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Ingredients:

Pure soy milk…500ml…2 cup

Water…250ml…1cup

Non-dairy whippable cream…50ml…about a little less than 1/4cup

Powder agar( vegetable gelatin)…8g

Gelatin sheet…5g

Sugar…1Tbsp

Salt…1tbs

Your favorite syrup…suitable amount( Japanese likes brown sugar syrup)

How to make:

1, soak the gelatin in water until you can scoop up the soften gelatin by your finger. Not soak it too long as dissolved completely.

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2, boil water in a pan on heat, add sugar, salt and agar, boil and stair well until melting completely.

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3, remove the pan from heat, and leave it for 2min.

4, add 1 cup of pure soy milk to the pan, then heating the pan again.

5, boil them on low heat, add the soften gelatin sheet, and boil and stair well again to melt them well.

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6, turn off the heat, add the rest of soy milk and whippable cream, stair them well.

7, strain them.

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8, pour them into mold, leave and let it cool about for 15minutes, then chill it in the refrigerator.

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9. enjoy it! Pour your favorite syrup as you like!

itadakimashu! & gochisousama! 

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salmonmarineThe natural sweetness of the vegetables soften the tartness.

You can use your favorite vegetables!

 

 

 

salmon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients(about for 2 person)

Salted salmon fillet…2

Japanese leak…1/2( when you cannot get it, you can use green onion( spring onion) or Scallion, or, of course just onions!)

Ginger…1 piece

Yellow bell pepper…1/2

A: red hot pepper…1

A: vinegar…about 1/2cup(100ml)

A: salt…1tsp

A: sugar…1Tbsp

A: soy sauce…1tsp

Frying oil…as needed.

How to make:

1, cut the Japanese leak at an angle into thin pieces. Cut the ginger into slices, cut the yellow bell pepper into bite-size, thin diagonal pieces.

2, Soak the red pepper in lukewarm water until soft. Remove the seeds. Then, cut into thin pieces.

3, Combine with rest of the A ingredients , then add the vegetables and mix well.

4, heat oil in a flying pan in high temperature( between to 170-180 degrees), and fry the salmon in hot oil golden brown.

5, Pour off the oil, and while still hot, add the combined A ingredients and left it seep into the salmon.

 

That’s all!  itadakimashu! & gochisousama! 

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Do you know Japanese food “ shabu-shabu” ?

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Shabu-shuabu is a kind of a hot pot. You soak raw and sliced meat of beef in hot water of a pot for a short time, and eat the meat with a special sauce and vegetable boiled in the pot, so less oil and healthy dish!

 

 

 

Today, I made salad with  shabu-shabu meat. Try it!

beef-salad

Ingredients( about for 2 persons)

Beef( paper-thin)…100g

Grapefruit…1

Onion…1/4

Mesclun greens

White wine…50cc

A: grapefruit juice…2+1/2 Tbsp

A: olive oil…2 Tbsp

A: lemon juice…1 Tbsp

A: sugar…1/2 tbs

A: salt & pepper…a dash of

 

 

 

How to make:

1, Slice onion thinly, then take the time to sprinkle a little bit of salt over it, and drain the water it well.

2, Combine with A ingredients.

3, Soak raw and sliced meat of beef in hot water added white wine of a pot for a short time until it is cooked, then cool it with water with ice. Drain the water off it well.

4, Put drained onion, cooked beef into a plastic bag, and add combine A ingredients to soak and to knead them. Then, chill the bag in the refrigerator for 30min-1hour.

5, Peel each grapefruit segments, and chill the grape fruit and mesclum greens in the refrigerator.

6, Mix contents of the plastic bag, grapefruit, and mesclum greens immediately before eating, then, arrange them in a plate.

That’s all!

Enjoy the dish! itadakimashu! & gochisousama!

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Pumpkin has lots of beta carotene. It have antioxidant activity.

The fragrance component In celery is effective in relieving frustration and in sharpening your appetite.

about 70 calories /1 person

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Ingredients( about for 2 persons)

Pumpkin…100g

Celery…50g

Mesclun greens…20g

A: olive oil…1tbs

A: balsamic vinegar…1/2tbs

A: vinegar…1/2tbs

A: salt…a pinch of

A: coarsely ground black pepper…a dash of

 

 

 

How to make:

  1. Wrap the pumpkin with plastic wrap, then cook in microwave( about 2mins, at high…if it is not enough, make appropriate adjustments.)
  2. Cut the cooked pumpkin into bite-size pieces.
  3. String the celery, then cut it at an angle into thin pieces.
  4. Combine with A ingredients, then add the pumpkins and celery, mix them.
  5. Arrange 4 on the plate with mesclum greens.

 

That’s all! It is easy, tasty, and healthy!

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July 7th night is Tanabata festival in Japan, so how about arrange your table for the night with this marinade?

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Ingredients( about 4persons):

momen tofu…1(about 300g)

prosciutto…around 15sheets

asparagus…about 3

milling fineness rock salt…to taste

A: EV olive oil…120ml( 1/2 cup)

A: lemon juice…3Tbsp

A: sugar…1tbs

A: salt…1/2tbs

A: white pepper…a dash of

How to make:

1, drain the tofu well…in this time, to drain it, not using a microwave.

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Layer 2 paper towels on top of one anoter, and wrap the block of tofu insaide. Lightly weight the tofu down, leave it for about 1-2 hours then drain until the thickness becomes about 1/2.

 

 

 

2, cut the drained tofu at the half of the thickness, then cut out with your favorite mold.

3, Add “A” into a bowl or something like that, and stir them well. Then, soak “2” with this marinade sauce for 1 night.

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4, cut off asparagus’ bottoms, and peel them by peeler when their peels are hard. After that, boil them with a little salt, and let them cool down. Cut them half length, then, cut them lengthwise in 4 equal parts.

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5, arrange the asparagus, prosciutto, and the tofu on the plate, then pour the marinade sauce and sprinkle the milling fineness rock over them.

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That’s all! Try it!

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it is too muggy!  I would eat to chilled something on a day like this…

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Ingredients( for 2 persons):

Soft tofu( silken tofu)…1( about 300g)

Cherry tomatoes…3

Chinese parsley…a suitable amount

Slice of lemon…a suitable amount

A: grating garlic…1 clove of

A: nampla…3Tbsp

A: lemon juice…2Tbsp

A: sugar…1tbs

 

 

 

How to make:

1,Add “A” into a bowl, and stir them well.

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2,Drain a tofu lightly, then cut it into eight equal parts.

3,Put them on a plate, then arrange the relishes in the order of: Chinese parsley, round sliced cherry tomato, lemon slices from bottom.

4,Pour “1” to “3”.

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That’s all! It is very easy, isn’t it?

Itadakimasu! & Gochisousama!

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