Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yummy Japanese Diet \(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/

Long time no talk. Well this is probably the only time I have to post this semester since this is going be a dozzy. Well, to be more specific I'm going to be very busy, so I'm leaving my blog on hiatus till further notice but I might update some posts. Anyways I just wanted to do a post on what to buy if want try a Japanese diet or the basic shopping list for the diet. I've been wanting to write this since last year but this is pretty much the bare minimum list for beginners but with recommendations.


So the main ingredients in Japanese Food preparation are:




Soy Sauce
Sake
Dashi, which is dried Bonita(tuna) flakes, use as stock.
Mirin, which is sugar, rice vinegar/sake base sauce.
Rice Vineger
Miso Paste
Flour
Sugar
Salt
Nori
Kombu (dried nori)





Other optional sauces/dressings are:
Yuzu (lemon sauce/dressing)
Ponzu which is a sugar and soy sauce base dressing-sauce.
Chili bean paste
Fish sauce
Chill pepper
(black) Sesame seeds and oil
Wasabi paste




Of course rice and ramen is very popular but other popular noodles are:
Soba noodles 
Udon noddles




And Meats/Fish that most used in dishes are: 
Beef
Chicken
Mackeral 
Shrimp




Also Eggs and Tofu are other great sources of Protein.




Roots like Ginger and Burdock roots are great for adding flavor to dishes and soups stock.




Azuki beans or "red beans" are another source of protein but can be made to be sweet treats in desserts.




Other recommended* ingredients include:
Lemon
Shiso Leaves
Onion/Scallops/ Spring Onions
Carrot
Cucumber 
Avocado
Daikon/Radish 


You can add any vegetables that is in season or is the main crop of the season for some more variety.

For more really good and simple recipes click here.


Happy diet, Happy life 


~Seeya


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