Hello! My name is Izumi Shoji.I am a vegetarian living in Tokyo.
My first English book will be out soon,so I started this blog in English.
Though I'm not good at English,I will update this blog once aweek.Please come and enjoy!
Click here to read my Japanese blog which everyday I update showing recipes of my original cuisines of vegetables.)

Mar 25, 2011

Spicy Cucumbers

Hello! I am glad to see you again. I will update this blog for the first time a week.
Two weeks passed since the earthquake.I live in Tokyo,now I have no problem with daily life.You worry about me, I'm very happy. Thank you very much.Of course I am worried about radiation.I'm praying for a revival of Japan as soon as possible.

Well, let me introduce to you this week's dishes Now.Do you know the spicy tofu? It is a very popular dish in China.This dish can also use tofu instead of eggplant.I tried this dish with cucumbers.This is a great discovery! Spicy cucumber is a very good food.

ingredients for 1 person

1 cucumber
2 shiitake mushrooms(or 3 mushroom)
1/2inch(1cm) cube fresh ginger
2 tbsp sake
50cc water
1/4tsp Chinese red chili paste
1tbsp miso
1tsp potato starch
1tsp sesame oil

Cut cucumber into bite-size.Chop the ginger and mushrooms.

Sake,water,Chinese red chlipaste,miso,potate starch,put them in a bowl, and mix please.

Heat the sesame oil, stir-fried cucumbers with shitake mushroom and ginger please.

Next, please pour the liquid seasoning prepared earlier.

This dish is completed.Please eat while hot.It is also good over rice between them.

This blog is updated once a week, in the right side, I will briefly introduce my Japanese blog recipe.Please come and enjoy! See you next week!

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The Japanese Vegetarian Kitchen


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