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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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