Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Some kind of Japaneese dinner + snack

Posting this easy recipe I'm using for my normal, no-frill style dinners.
It's basically a wok or stew, and you can add any kind of meat and veggies. Then some marinade made out of the holy triangle (soya, sake and mirin) and a few more additives, and you're set!

Today it went like this:
Quantity of pork (tender part)
Fennel, carrot, shiitake, lotus root, shiso leaves; chopped.
Marinate in a mix of soya, sake, mirin, dashi, sesame seeds, salt and sugar.
Fry fast in a pan or wok, add the marinade when the meat is done and simmer for a few more minutes. Serve with rice, umeboshi, and in this case deep fried lotus root.
As a pre-dinner snack we had some edamame (soya beans in pod).

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