Val Cooking Again

All about the foods.

How to Cook Ramen Egg (ajitsuke tamago)

One of the things that has stuck with me over my years, is comfort. What foods provide me comfort? Why do they provide me comfort? What senses are intrigued by the food I am eating? And the ajitsuke tamago or the japanese soy sauce eggs are no different. I didn't become truly fascinated with ramen until my adult years. Watching documentaries on ramen noodles, the labor and love that is put into each noodle, the tare, every topping, is so...

Gyoza Dipping Sauce

Here's the quick and dirty info: 1 tbsp hot water 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame oil (1/2 if you don't want it too strong) 1 garlic clove / minced 1/2 tsp brown sugar 1 teaspoon ginger couple flakes of chili a little green onion Mix it up, spoon it on, refrigerate the leftovers!

Katsudon Recipe, A favorite comfort food

I love sushi. And rice. And probably a majority of Japanese foods. Oh, kara age is another big favorite. But if you had to offer me one dish that would warm my soul, soothe my tummy and fill me up ... Katsudon. I've made katsudon a couple times in my life and this one is nearly a favorite of mine as far as ingredients. My go-to Japanese restaurant locally, that is open on Sundays offers this all day and is a close second to making this at home...