Cold Edamame Cream Soup & Wax gourd with Ankake

July 18, 2020 / by Junko


Using the Japanese dashi that we made last week and summer veggies, Shihomi made 2 dishes in this week’s episode.
One is a cold cream soup using edamame, a vegetable that is popular as an “Izakaya menu” in other countries as well.
Another dish is wax gourd simmered in dashi with a starchy minced chicken sauce!

[Cold edamame cream soup]
150g edamame (green soybeans)
250ml dashi (bonito flake & kombu kelp soup stock)
50ml soy milk
1 tbsp sake
1/2 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste
1 tbsp potato starch
[Wax gourd with ankake]
1/8 (about 200g) wax gourd
300ml dashi (bonito flake & kombu kelp soup stock)
1.5 tbsp soy sauce
1.5 tbsp sake
1.5 tbsp mirin
100g minced chicken
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 piece ginger
1 tbsp potato starch
2 spring onion





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Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.
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