I made mapo tofu so I could try it. I cook it pretty often now.
Melon pan isn't anything special. It's a sweetened bread with a cookie like topping on it. The topping is found on a lot of chinese breads and puff pastries too. My aunt makes it for christmas.
There really isn't any japanese food I see that I don't already eat on a regular basis being a tiny island rebel chink. The taiwanese really love copying the nips.
Anyone have any recipes they are willing to share!
Many gradations of firmness and types of tofu. Mapo tofu is a chinese dish actually. We eat it using soft tofu. Some restaurants serve it with firm which honestly isn't right. The texture should be creamy as a flan and the sauch meaty in contrast to the relatively light tofu.
Invest in a Zajirushi rice cooker and a sack of short-grain rice. Have rice every day forever. You can set a timer so it'll make the rice for you in the morning for breakfast.
Isn't this a /ck/ thread?
Go to your chinese supermarket and look in the frozen section. There's tons of importated japanese goods if you live in a large city.
At home I make mentsuyu using 1/4cup soy sauce 1/4 mirin, 2tbsp katsuobushi and 1/2 cup water or konbu dashi. Sometimes with extra sugar or salt to use a glaze.
Japanese cooking is really simple
''Melon Pan'' also known as Semitas/conchas/pan dulce here in Honduras and most of Latin America are good, but not OH SHIT I HAVE THE CUM OF JESUS CHRIST IN MY MOUTH good. I eat them with a good cup of coffee every Sunday. I once ate a big ass 5$ piece that looked like a basketball.
And I really like Taiyaki, but I'm not a big fan of the bean paste. It's still pretty tasty.
I've thought about a rice cooker, but I'm not really sure it would be worth it. I can make it on the stove without problems, and I usually don't eat breakfast until I've been up for at least two hours so I have plenty of time to make it.
Had a red bean paste one.
Weird, had the texture of raw bread dough but was insanely sweet. Couldn't decide if I liked it or not.
Understand the freshly made stuff is much much nicer though
>are good, but not OH SHIT I HAVE THE CUM OF JESUS CHRIST IN MY MOUTH good.
I eat ones from my local bakery and they are good, I don't understand why you don't like them, they should be the same I mean, it's not like the ones I eat are different than the
>here in Honduras
Well fuck man here's the problem. Have you told your bakers not to make them with shit, cocaine and cockroaches mixed in? They aren't part of the recommended ingredients.
You probably had cheap mochi. Fresh is always best. Often times frozen will hold its quality better than the "Fresh" you see on store shelves. Best place to get it are asian patisseries
You seem to believe that I do not like them, even though I clearly stated that I eat them on every Sunday. Like I said, they're GOOD, but they're not the holy grail of sweet breads.
lrn2read, m8. You don't need to offend muh baker, he's a cool guy.
Beans in asia are often served sweat as a dessert:
green bean (not the same type you're thinking of)
Are all served sweet. Cheap red bean paste is loaded with sugar to mask the fact the bean has no flavor and texture anymore.
I like anime, but those Japs makes some nasty ass food. Give me a torta de asada, menudo, birria de chivo, or a COCTEL DE CAMARON instead
Rice cookers cook rice differently than you would on a stove. They're much more water efficient. It also depends on your model: the double vs single boiler.
I've used 1:1 all my life.
Sweet Bean Paste, more specifically inside a Taiyaki.
Shit tastes awful. Nips have screwed up tongues.
That game made want to be an undercover Chinese cop.
Jackie why ;_;
Never tried Bacardi before Black lagoon. It's okay. I think I still prefer Sailor Jerry.
Even though it is made from sugar and molasses, the distilling process leaves hardly any sugar. If you want diabeetus in a bottle then try schnaps.
No, fuck shnapps , if you want diabeetus, you take that motherfuckin' rum and dilute it down and mix yourself up a shitton of delicious grog.
Green tea master race.
It's not hugely significant taste-wise, however the time savings are incredible.
Like the other anon said, it's not crucial but if you have the disposable income it's well worth it. Also if you eat a lot of rice.
Dr Pepper. I didn't like it.
It reminded me of spicy Cola without carbonation.
You fecking wot mate
If you're looking for poor man's moon food, I got you
I ain't even done yet
Glad to be of service
Your pic is objectively wrong. This is how a melonpan should look like.
Miso soup with tomatoes, Melonpan, Choco Cornet, Calpis, Mitarashi Dango, Pocky, Omurice(without a ketchup cute message
Would you take a guess what series made me try those?
I think lots of us were disappointed...
That's plenty as is, thank you for all of them!
Get on my level and also, watch Nana.
they had no jelly, and did not taste like a donut
Apparently, that recipe manga is by Cheftaro. I can't connect to his website and his illustrations are available in pinterest. It forces you to register to their site in a very annoying way too.
>tfw I've eaten literally everything in this thread
Holy fuck it feels good to live in a metropolitan city.
My brother likes to cook, and after we watched Kill la Kill together he wanted to make croquettes. He was using the anime as his primary reference though, so they ended up huge. Still very tasty
Also, konpeito back in 2001! It was super hard to get back then where I live.
Cucumber with lots of bumps!
I go to an 居酒屋 every other weekend with some friends and we tend to get drunk with some of the staff once it gets close to closing. Really good food and awesome takoyaki plus onigiri, ume being my favorite.
>She always writes 'swag' on them in ketchup.
Well I live in the west, so none of that either. I cannot be influenced by any media. /s
Actually I guess that's a lie, I became a big fan of Dr Pepper after Steins;Gate. That counts as a food. I guess I also had curry bread again for the first time in years after seeing it in anime.
I dunno about anime but Mapo Tofu because of Fate/Stay night and
this because of Dorohedoro
I tried mapo tofu first at some asian place in the small northern ontario city I used to live in and it was fucking awful. When I moved to Toronto I tried it again and loved it, in fact the two places made them entirely differently.
At least a gay couple can adopt a loli.
Then, we can teach her to eat ume and stuff.
I've tried making Onigiri twice. First time it tasted great but the rice wasn't sticky enough. 2nd time rice was super sticky but it tasted a little off, but was still good. Tuna with mayo filled is how I like it.
>they had no jelly, and did not taste like a donut
I feel ya man. Pokemon fucking lied.
Also, I have taiyaki pan, it's easy to make and great at parties n shit.
I want to try these:
Where do you people do your shopping for Asian food beyond rice and soy sauce? I bought a rice cooker when I moved into my new apartment and wanted to make rice balls with sweet bean paste. I've gone into every Asian grocer I could find, even the ones where I couldn't read shit and doubt the employees spoke much English, but no fucking paste.
>onigiri with anko
Do you mean mochi?
C-Congratulations on your first menstruation, anon!
None because I already eat all this stuff
It's an obscure reference at best, but I tried oyakodon after Sana called Hayama's family "Oyakodon-bakas". Shit's pretty damn good. It's basically rice with a fried egg and breaded chicken cutlets on top. The egg gets all gooey and sort of melts into the rice so it's all chewy and sweet.
>chef has big trouble pronouncing "Worcestershire", which is understandable
>guy tries to tell him how to say it, but he's just shit
Good thing there are no world-reknowned sauces coming out of Leominster.
I gonna make that fuckin recipe though.
Here they sell a mass-manufactured version called ham-pao
They look the same, if a bit raggedy, but the taste isn't bad at all.
Basically the outside white dough is tasteless with a sort of doughy texture but the inside is bursting with pork and gravy.
The tastelessness of the bread goes well with the strong taste of the gravy. Some people just buy them and tear them up in a bowl so that the dough gets mixed with the pork flavor right away.
Outside is slightly sweet soft bread, inside is sugary bean paste, kinda tastes chocolatey, not completely smooth. I feel the beanpaste is just a acquired taste for westerners. It's pretty damn sweet and the aftertaste does taste of beans.
They all don't taste the same though, you can get them in the snack isle of connivence stores or homemade.
Very sweet. When it's freshly baked, the dough and the red bean paste (which is super sweet considering its a desert dish in a sense) is so good. Just think of a sweet breaded pastry with a paste on the inside if you can.
Was it Ucc?
Yeah, it's pretty good.
Yes they are.
My favorite was the one with that kid who turned out to be a prince of a world empire who gained the power to order people to do things with his eye. That was a good commercial. Little long though.
I swear Japan will never stop surprising me.
Personally I want to try taiyaki but I'd probably have to drive 90 minutes just to find a place that sells it.
Sushi and cup ramen. Is the asian food that is the easiest to find, too.
I guess I'd have to go to a japanese restaurant to eat more obscure japanese food. And those are expensive as fuck.
Have any of you guys tried natto? Is it as horrible as it sounds
I wanna try this but I don't trust the American egg companies with getting rid of any potential bacteria
I try over easy eggs with rice and soy sauce to make up for it, is the difference in taste big?
I prefer it without the noodles
Softer than expected because of the soft creamy center
The sauce really makes a difference
I like it better than ramen, ramen tends to have too many add-ons i dont really want
Next week, im going to pass by the local japanese market and buy a box of pic related. its been getting really hot lately
Macarons and Meat Buns
Macarons aren't that good. Just overpriced overhype
Meat buns are actually good. Loved steamed food. Texture is like sticky paper but it tastes good
those bean bun things dude. its like they take sugarcane and make it into dough and throw beans in it. and top it with powdered sugar (sometimes) holy fuck its delicious- all of them, every bean color and the green tea ones
different anon, I had some ramen with BBQ pork at mitsuya on the east coast with chefs from japan and holy god all the meat in it was perfect to eat.
Some of the fat strips at some other places in NY aren't cooked enough to be edible, and the BBQ pork is tasteless almost sometimes.
>Personally I want to try taiyaki but I'd probably have to drive 90 minutes just to find a place that sells it.
There should probably be Japanese stores wherever you are in the world, right?
Not that great. It's just a more expensive version of a hash brown.
>i want to try some of that matcha shit
>go to only tea house in town's website
>$6.50 per ounce
I'm a chink too. I feel kind of like a disgrace.
>mfw I drink that shit almost 6 times a week
taiyaki, takoyaki, rice balls, dango
i like japanese food in general but i saw those ones in anime first and got curious. i absolutely love taiyaki; bean paste makes surprisingly good filling. i'm told their best heated up, but i haven't tried them that way.
takoyaki and rice balls are okay; they're mostly tasteless as far as i'm concerned. a bit disappointing in takoyaki's case since i love seafood.
dango was specifically introduced to me via naruto fanfiction; it's very sweet and surprisingly filling. i had it frozen.