Miso glazed eggplant or Nasu Dengaku is a popular dish in Japan, especially in the middle of the summer (it’s a peak season for eggplants). This dish is usually made with well known American eggplant, because it has a lot of “meat” that works wonderfully with intense sauce.
I fell in love with this dish from the first bite. It has intense umami flavour with sweetness – exactly what I like. And the best part – it’s super easy to make :).
Food with miso glaze is amazing. I love its flavor, how great miso works with vegetables, meat or fish. Today’s recipe is really fast and easy to make. What I like the most is that after preparation you don’t need to clean millions of dishes :).
If you search on the internet, there are many curry udon recipes. I decided to do more “soupy” homemade curry roux, but if you don’t feel like making your own or don’t have time, there is always a store bought roux waiting for you :).
Gyoza has many variations. These dumplings usually are cooked with fried/steamed cooking method. First you fry them in a pan with some oil and when the bottom is crispy, you add a little bit of water, cover the pan and let them steam. This cooking method gives different textures: crispy bottom with juicy filling and soft top.
Yaki Udon is Japanese stir-fry noodle dish. It’s usually made of meat (mostly pork) and various veggies, also this dish has many variations. That’s why it’s just perfect for fridge cleaning.
This dish can be found all over Japan and there are many fast chain restaurants that make it. Basically, gyudon is Japanese fast food.
Soy sauce glazed eggplant is a fast and easy dish. I know, ingredients are not the healthiest with the amount of oil and sugar, but it’s food for your soul (at least for mine). If you want to make it a little bit healthier, eat it with miso soup and add some veggies on the side. Then it will be win-win for your body and soul.
Let’s start this week with a simple chicken teriyaki dish that is quick and perfect for weeknight dinner.