Inspired by therecentTokyo Olympics we want to inspire chefs to make Japanese dishes using Mizkan Chef’s vinegars and seasoning. From vegan to beef recipes, discover exciting lunch and dinner recipes that will surely be liked by your customers.
Unagi Don Recipe
Let’s start off with the most popular food used in Japanese cuisine; fish and seafood. Learn how to make the classic Unagi don (Unadon) dish consisting of eel fillets served on top of steamed rice.
Unagi sauce: mix soy sauce, Honteri, sugar and Shiragiku in a small pan on medium heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, turn the heat to low and continue to simmer until thickened (maximum 15 minutes). Turn the heat off and let it cool.
Eel preparation: live eels are generally split down the back or belly, gutted, and boned, butterflied. However, if you’re getting frozen eels, you just have to cut them width-wise.
Once cut, broil the fillets for 5-7 minutes. Once done, dip them in unagi sauce and broil again for 60 seconds.
Sauce preparation: add Honteri, soy sauce, dashi stock and sake in a saucepan and bring to boil before turning off the heat.
Tofu preparation: Thoroughly drain the block of tofu by wrapping it in paper towel. Cut it into small cubes and coat it with potato starch.
Deep-fry the tofu until golden brown.
Once fried and excess oil has been drained, pour the sauce at the base of the bowl you’ll be using to serve the tofu.
Garnish the tofu with finely sliced spring onions.
So, whether you need to prepare a quick Japanese lunch for your customers or give them a fine-dining experience in your restaurant – you have 3 exciting healthy Japanese dishes you can make your own using our premium vinegars and mirin-style seasoning.
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