Let’s try out these simple and delicious dishes to satisfy your cravings!
Japanese Recipe -61
Made with Soba noodles in a Dashi soup sprinkled with Tenkasu tempura flakes. Tanuki Soba gets its name from Tanuki ‘raccoon dogs’, who are figures of fun in Japanese mythology.
Soba are noodles made from buckwheat and can be found all throughout Japan. Soba can be served either hot or cold and with a variety of toppings. There are also many famous regional varieties, each with their own idiosyncrasies.
Resembling puffed rice cereal, Tenkasu are crunchy pieces of deep-fried flour batter and often used as a topping in noodle dishes such as Soba or Udon.
This Chiyomusubi Sparkling Sake – Sorah is ideal for “ Tanuki Soba ”
Chiyomusubi Sparkling Sake – Sorah
Refreshing sourness, gentle sweetness of the rice and clean finish. Sorah can be considered as ‘Japanese Champagne’ with its delicate yet lively bubbles.
“With a lovely soup base and the buckwheat noodles, Tanuki Soba is both refreshing and healthy. The Soba have a lot of fibre to fill you up.”
Japanese Recipe – 62
Harusame Salad is a salad with dried cellophane noodles called Harusame and vegetables. This cold and smooth textured noodle dish is a great side dish any time.
Literally meaning spring rain, Harusame are often called cellophane noodles or glass noodles because of their translucent colour when re-hydrated. Their main ingredient is usually starch from mung beans, potato or sweet potato.
Simply stated, Gomadare is a dipping sauce made mainly from sesame. Unlike tahini where there is little else other than sesame, Gomadare often contains other spices such as soy sauce, egg yolk or fish sauce.
This Chiyomusubi Junmai Ginjo Natsusake is ideal for “Harusame salad ”
Chiyomusubi Junmai Ginjo Natsusak
Aromatic fruity aroma with full-bodied mouthfeel you really can taste the umami freshness.
“Light, fresh and tasty, the Gomadare dressing is great for summer. Mixed with the Harusame makes an exquisite chilled salad perfect for a hot summer’s day.”
Sponsored by: Sandra Gwee – Sake Specialist
Manager of Lion Oriental Foods Co.
“Our next event is for Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery. We invited a special guest Mr. Tadashi Sano, and we’ll be showcasing the best from Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery from Tottori prefecture. Please stay tuned and look out for our next Sake Tasting Event on Saturday the 17th of November from 12 noon to 4pm. ”
Japanese groceries are available at Lion Oriental Foods Co.