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Japanese Broth (Dashi)

Broth, “Dashi” in Japanese , is often said that it is the basic essence of Japanese foods. I also think it is true because it is used for many Japanese foods and it brings very unique taste of Japanese foods.  I think it is a kind of accumulation of Umami.  However the time when Umami […]

Japanese Marinated Mackerel (Shime Saba)

Mackerel is called as “Saba” in Japanese, and it’s one of popular fish here. Popular cooking method for Saba is to grill or simmer.  Normally we don’t eat it as Sashimi (raw fish) because it is perishable.  “Shime Saba” is marinated with salt and rice vinegar.  With this cooking method, Saba (Mackerel) can be kept […]