Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Japanese Cuisine

Kurt's now-famous Gyudon, shiso-cabbage salad, miso soup, and black mugi-cha. Mmmmm!

Gyudon - literally beef bowl, is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi (fish and seaweed stock), soy sauce and mirin (sweet rice wine). It also often includes shirataki noodles, and is sometimes topped with a raw egg. A very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with beni shōga (pickled ginger), shichimi (ground chili pepper), and a side dish of miso soup. Gyū means "cow" or "beef", and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for "bowl".

Miso soup - a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" into which softened miso paste is mixed. Many ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference.

Mugi-cha (for the record Rachel doesn't like it...but everyone else in the family does) - Roasted barley tea is a caffeine-free, roasted-grain-based tisane made from barley.

Also the above is one of the most commonly served "fast food" meals.  You can usually eat for a little more than half of the price of a McDonalds value meal.

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