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October 17, 2008

Recipe: How to make Chawanmushi


How to make Chawanmushi, a Japanese egg custard dish, is shown on this video on YouTube made by Cooking with dog. In this dish Ginkgo seeds (ginnan) are used!

Ingredients for Chawanmushi
(serves 2)

- Egg Mixture -
1 Large Egg
170ml Water (0.719 u.s. cup)
1/2 tsp Granulated Bonito Dashi
1/2 tsp Sake
1/2 tsp Usukuchi Soy Sauce (saltier and lighter in color than koikuchi)
1/4 tsp Salt

- Fillings -
50g Chicken Meat (1.76oz)
2 Shrimps
2 Shiitake Mushrooms
4 slices of Kamaboko - fish minced and steamed
4 Ginnan - Ginkgo Seeds
Mitsuba - Japanese Wild Parsley
Sake & Usukuchi Soy Sauce for Seasoning

* A lid wrapped with kitchen towel prevents water drops from falling into the cups.

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