If you have these ingredients, you can make anything tastes like Japanese food.
Name some Japanese dishes. You will find most Japanese food has at least 1 ingredient from above.
One of the most common Japanese dishes that include all these 4 ingredients is called Nimono(stewed dishes).
However, Nimono is not just one dish: about any kinds of food (vegetables, meats, and fish) can be Nimono if you cook with these ingredients. *Some Nimono dishes may use sugar instead of Mirin and omit dashi.
Today, I made Nimono with konjac, bamboo shoots, Japanese radish, and shitake mushroom.
Also, I added bonito flakes for dashi (Japanese broth) with vegetables and cooked. *Usually when you make fish broth by adding bonito flakes into a boiling water for couple of mins and remove the bonito flakes.
Simmered konjac and bamboo shoots
*4 to 5 servings
- 10 oz Konjac (280g)
- 7 oz Bamboo shoots(boiled) (200g)
- 9 oz Japanese radish (250g)
- 4 big Shitake mushroom
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
- 1 Dried Chili pepper
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 oz Bonito flakes (15g)*
- 1 teaspoon Konbu seaweed dashi powder*
- 2.5 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 2.5 tablespoon Japanese sake (you can substitute with white wine)
- 1.25 tablespoon Mirin(sweet ricewine) (you can substitute with Sugar)
*If you don't have bonito flakes or Konbu seaweed dashi powder, use 1 teaspoon of Instant dashi powder(dashi no moto).
- Cut Konjac,bamboo shoots, radish, and shitake mushrooms into 1 bite-sizes. Slice chili pepper.
- Boil Konjac in hot water for couple of mins and drain water.
- In a pot, add oil and chili pepper and saute lightly with Medium heat.
- Add Konjac, bamboo shoots, radish, and shitake mushrooms to the pot and cook for about 5 mins.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, put a lid, and cook for about 30 mins. Stir frequently while cooking.
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