I have only ever eaten Japanese food out, about twice in my life and both times I kind of hated it!
I just think its bland and boring. Maybe just vegan japanese food is bland.....?
If anyone knows a good place to get vegan Japanese let me know.
I bought heaps of mushies from the Asian grocer as they were on special and I knew I had a block of Tofu in the fridge so i though i would give some Japanese a try. Not that its Authentic but it is what I always want Japanese food to taste like and it never does.
Japanese Mushroom salad
1 Block firm tofu
1 big bunch of assorted mushies
1 small handful dried asian mushrooms (shiitakes)
1 small pack of soba noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 Tablespoons mirin
1 Clove garlic minced
1 Tablespoon rice wine
Place all dressing ingredients in small bowl and stir. Set aside.
Place dried mushrooms in warm water and leave to soak for about 10 mins. Place mushrooms and liquid from soaked shiitakes in a pan and cover with a lid over low heat until
Cook soba noodles in boiling water and set aside to cool.
Peel cucumber and chop tofu into small cubes.
Place everything in a big bowl and cover in dressing. Toss well
Cover with a sprinkle of fried shallots and enjoy!
I love mushrooms. All types! even those little quid looking ones that explode in your mouth. I even like the ones that have the texture of someones ear!
Make this if you hate Japanese food!