Soba Noodle Soup

Soba Noodle Soup

Adding tempura to soup feels very much like adding crackers to soup. The hard crackers soften a bit in the warm broth, while still remaining a little crunchy. Any sort of tempura vegetable, like mushrooms, blanched asparagus, and onions, will compliment this soup. My...
Vegetable Tempura

Vegetable Tempura

When making tempura, you must be mindful not only of the temperature of the oil, but also that of the batter and vegetables. Use a deep-fryer thermometer to make sure the oil stays between 335°F (168°C) and 350°F (175°C) to prevent sogginess. Meanwhile, keep the...
Chili Daikon

Chili Daikon

Crisp, peppery daikon is a perfect match for fiery chilies. Try adding a smear or two of Chili Daikon to sushi instead of wasabi paste. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about ½ cup (125 ml) One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled5–8 fresh red chilies Use a chopstick to...
Basic Furikake Seasoning

Basic Furikake Seasoning

Furikake is a seasoning for steamed rice. It also adds variety to seasoned sushi rice. Try any of the variations over sushi rice, on plain tofu or on salads. Furikake also makes a fantastic seasoning for french fries. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes ½ cup (125 g) One 4 x...
Sorghum Soy Aioli

Sorghum Soy Aioli

If you enjoy the flavor of a sweetened soy sauce, this sweet and salty mayonnaise will quickly become a new favorite. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about 1 cup (250 ml) 1 cup (250 ml) mayonnaise2 teaspoons minced garlic3 teaspoons sorghum syrup2 teaspoons soy saucePinch...