Let’s try out these comfort food recipes to prepare ourselves for the approaching cold weather!
Japanese Recipe – 47
Anko & Cheese wrapped in Gyoza Wrappers
This is a Japanese dessert where Anko & Cheese is wrapped inside Gyoza Wrappers. An easy recipe that you can try at home which will be loved by both the young and old.
Anko (red ginger)
Anko is a paste made of red beans used in East Asian cuisine. The paste is prepared by boiling the beans, then mashing or grinding them. At this stage, the paste can be sweetened.
Gyoza Wrappers are thin sheets of dough made with wheat flour and water. They’re round, about 10cm in diameter and come stacked in a plastic wrapper.
This Hakutsuru Junmai Koshu is ideal for “Anko & Cheese wrapped in Gyoza Wrappers”
Hakutsuru Junmai Koshu
Hakutsuru Junmai Koshu is aged Sake brewed in 2007. It has matured aroma, smoky and rich in taste which resembles a whisky or a Guinness beer. The flavour starts out really bold and heavy body but suddenly disappears with cleansing on the palate which doesn’t linger. This Sake goes perfectly with Anko & Cheese wrapped in Gyoza Wrapper. The cheese itself is its own character the richness from the Koshu Sake blends perfectly well with the cheese character and matches the sweetness from Anko red bean texture.
Anko & Cheese wrapped in Gyoza Wrappers is a yummy crispy sweet dessert. It is easy to make and is a great dessert that Japanese people love.
Japanese Recipe – 48
Curry Udon is the perfect comfort food for winter. Curry Udon consists of thick, chewy Udon noodles in a Japanese curry flavoured soup.
Curry Sauce Mix
Curry sauce mix is uniquely Japanese making it easy to cook up a rich satisfying curry. Curry Sauce mix contains stir fried and stewed ingredients and is served as a main dish.
Udon noodle is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine. Udon noodles are served chilled and hot in Japanese cuisine.
This Ippin Chokara Junmai Extra Dry is ideal for “Curry Udon”
Ippin Chokara Junmai Extra Dry
This Sake creates beautiful flavours at all temperatures. It is three temperatures of Sake enjoying at room temperature and the Sake is semi sweet which creatures a smooth texture with the curry sauce with cold temperature, and it is extra dry which cleanses the palate to take the heat away.
During the winter, curry Udon is a great dish to warm your body up. It is popular among Japanese people because it is easy to make and simple to eat.
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Manager of Lion Oriental Foods Co. and Loi’s Eastern Supermart
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Japanese groceries are available at Lion Oriental Foods Co. and Loi’s Eastern Supermart.