Entries tagged bamboo shoots

January 22nd, 2012

Gyoza

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More Japanese food! Gyoza are the Japanese take on Chinese ‘potsticker’ dumplings: usually pork, cabbage, spring onions, and other flavourings; crispy on the bottom and soft and chewy on the top. I didn’t have any cabbage, but I used some Chinese spinach. The key to authentically “Japanese” tasting gyoza is garlic and ginger (or, in […]

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January 22nd, 2012

Hijiki, carrot and bamboo salad

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A tasty japanese salad, good served either warm or cold. Hijiki is a thick black seaweed. To prepare it you soak it in hot water for about an hour. It increases in volume quite a lot — you only need a little per person. Hijiki is really good with carrots, plus whatever else you like. […]

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January 17th, 2012

Green tofu curry

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A tasty vegetarian curry. Well, “vegetarian” to a point: it does contain fish sauce. The main ingredients: coriander, spring onions, carrot, tofu (use a hard kind so it doesn’t disintegrate), pak choi, bamboo shoots, tomato. First fry up the spring onions with green curry paste. I used a paste by “Turban Chopsticks” (it was a […]

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January 8th, 2012

Rice vermicelli with minced chicken, chilli, bamboo, basil and other things

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I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this “Thai” dish, but I can vouch for the flavour. There is something about the combination of chicken, Thai basil, chilli and sweet soy that is just really good. So: here is my attempt at Almost a Recipe. (I say almost because I’m not really very specific with […]

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