As I wrote the last post, I made a challenge for myself.
Making Japanese new year's meal in vegan.
The meals are interesting because each meal has wishes.
Like wish for the health, wish for the win, wish for the luck.. ancient Japanese meal is very unique.I didn't notice it until I left japan because it is too ordinary for us to have the meals every year. Now I appreciate my original culture of food.
Recipe for you:
Lotus roots Sunomono "su-basu"
Sunomono is like a japanese quick pickles.Make it on the day and finish it until it's fresh.
Boil "sunomono" liquid. Normally vinegar 3, soy sauce 1, sugar 1. I use brown sugar to make taste deep. Once the liquid got boiling, stop the heat and cool the liquid down.
Make a bowl of vinegar water to soak lotus roots(about 5% vinegar.Don't worry about the percentage, this is just for avoiding the lotus roots getting dark)Peel the lotus roots skin, and soak in the vinegar water right away after peeling.
Then slice them likely 2mm - 3mm thin(you can use mandolin) and soak them right away in the vinegar water.
Heat a pot of water to boil lotus roots.
When the water reached full boil, put a little bit of salt and the lotus roots slices, boil them 3-4 min, then take them into running water to cool them down.
Put the boiled lotus roots into the sunomono liquid and leave it with a small piece of kelp for 30 min - a few hours.If you desired, put sliced carrots or boiled mustard seeds.
Recipe & idea courtesy of ©Tomoko Tahara / Cook hatter
Tomoko Tahara A.K.A.#cookhatter
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