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January 14th, 2015:

faux-shoku

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so the above image was dinner.

卵焼き[tamagoyaki] and rice topped with 野菜ふりかけ [yasai furikake].

although, I should say the tamagoyaki was more faux-shoku than 和食 [washoku] – the usual recipe calls for mirin and dashi… neither of which I had. so it’s just eggs, soy sauce and sugar. I did my best to roll it properly though! in my special tamagoyaki pan  :wink:

this whole week is turning into faux-shoku – my lunch this week is salmon flakes (on rice), which, again, was supposed to use sake and mirin, but I had neither. to be fair, when I started I did believe I had sake, at least. unfortunately I only had rice vinegar, which is…. not even close to any kind of substitute for either. the salmon is still quite good!

I bought a bilingual Japanese cookbook about half a year back, and I think I’ll start trying to make some items from it. cooking remains a challenge primarily due to limited refrigerator space – sharing a single fridge with three other people is… interesting. but it does force me to be very careful not to buy more than I’m going to use in the near future, since I don’t have space to buy more food if I decide not to use it….

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