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How to make mitarashi dango.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball


You will need:

Dango
1 cup mochiko
~3/4 cup hot water

Sauce
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbs soy sauce
1 1/2 tbs cornstarch or potato starch

skewers or toothpicks


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How to make miso soup.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball


You will need:
2 cups dashi or water
2 tbsp miso
4 tsp chopped green onion


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How to make kombu dashi.

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You will need:
1 4''x4'' square of kombu
2 cups water


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How to make onigiri.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball


You will need:
Short grain rice (short grain contains the right amount of stickyness; use calrose rice if you can't find it or you're cheap like me)
Nori
Some filling (fish, umeboshi, other tsukemono, etc.)


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How to make daifuku.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball
You will need:
1 cup mochiko
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
corn starch or potato starch
desired filling (anko, raspberries, other fruit pieces, peanut butter, chocolate chips, etc.)

WASH YOUR HANDS. Combine the mochiko, sugar and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for two minutes. Remove and stir as best you can. Put back in the microwave and cook for two more minutes or until the dough inflates. Remove it from the microwave and let it cool enough to handle. Liberally cover your working surface (such as a large plate or counter) with the starch and dump the mochi onto the surface. Cover your hands in starch and tear a small ball of mochi from the lump. Flatten into a disc, add your filling in the middle, and pinch close. Roll into a ball. Repeat until you use all the mochi.

How to make dorayaki.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball
You will need:
1 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbs water
3 eggs
oil for frying (if you're not using a non-stick pan)
anko (or peanut butter, nutella, etc)

WASH YOUR HANDS. Mix everything just enough to combine or the dorayaki will become tough. Heat your pan on medium-low, pancake heat, oil your pan if needed and pour 4'' circles of batter in it. Cook until the top of the circle bubbles. Flip and cook until golden. Let cool. Sandwich anko between two dorayaki and eat. If you don't want to use anko, peanut butter or nutella can be used instead.

How to make anko.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball


You will need:
1 cup azuki beans, red beans, or black beans
4 cups water
6 cups water
1/2 cup sugar


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How to make kanten jelly.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball
You will need:
3 cups water
2 sticks agar-agar
soft fruit like peaches

WASH YOUR HANDS. Boil the 3 cups of water. Tear apart the agar-agar sticks and dissolve the pieces in the boiling water. Once dissolved, pour the mixture into a loaf pan. Put in the fridge to cool, but nifty fact, kanten jelly will solidify at room temperature. While the jelly is cooling, cut your peaches into chunks. When the kanten jelly is solid, cut into squares and serve with the peaches. Yum :]

How to make coffee jelly.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball
You will need:
2 cups + 4 tbs water
2 tbs sugar
2 envelopes gelatin
3 rounded tsp instant coffee
1 tsp vanilla

WASH YOUR HANDS. Boil 2 cups of water. Mix gelatin and 4 tbsp of water. mix everything together. Put in a bread pan (the loaf kind) or in molds. Refrigerate. Serve plain or with whipped cream~

How to make tamagoyaki.

onigiri, toasted, rice ball


You will need:
4 large eggs
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp mirin (if you can't find it, omit it)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soy sauce
vegetable oil
frying pan (the smaller the better)
a bamboo sushi mat or a stack of paper towels (3 or 4)


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Info: 8/19/08

It's been a month since my last update! Lazy, huh? I have three new recipes to post. They're super easy noodle dishes. I can't do much more than that with this whiplash and all :T

7/19/08
I lost the USB cord to my camera! But the one for my mp3 player works just the same. Okay? Other lame news: the Filipino store discontinued kanten sticks so I'll have to mail-order them :[

Mitarashi dango has been added and anko has been updated with pictures.

7/7/08
Today I slept all day. It was awesome. Tomorrow I'm going to the Filipino store after visiting the doctor and I'll post some new recipes and pictures.

PS: I make kare pan but didn't take pictures. HOMG IT WAS DELICIOUS and you missed it! Actually, it was not. I burnt the curry. The dinners I make myself are sad sometimes :[

7/5/08
Every grocery in existence is useless! -sob I have to make my own curry sob-

Onigiri updated and a FAQ post made. I have to work today and tomorrow and the Filipino store won't be open until Monday. Lame :C

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