Chawan Mushi is a traditional Japanese appetiser made from steamed egg custard with fillings such as prawns. Shitake mushroom, kamaboko steamed fish, spring onions and so on. It can be found in many Japanese restaurants as it can be easily cooked, and is highly demanded by Japanese cuisine lovers. This dish is silky and smooth with a savoury umami-packed taste, well-loved by many all across the world. Are you looking for a simple recipe for Chawan Mushi? Fret not!
You can learn how to cook this delicious appetiser with this Chawan Mushi recipe below. For the authentic Chawan Mushi experience, serve these tasty treats in a small Japanese tea cup.
- 2 dried shiitake mushrooms
- 3 tbsp water
- 120 ml dashi
- ½ boneless skinless chicken thigh
- ½ tbsp sake (for chicken)
- 1 large egg
- 6 slices carrot (slices)
- 1 oz shimeji mushrooms (30 g)
- 6 slices Kamaboko (fish cake) (thin slices)
- 4 Mitsuba (Japanese parsley)
- ½ tsp mirin
- ½ tsp light soy sauce
- ¼ tsp koshersalt
- In a small bowl, put 2 dried shiitake and 3 tbsp water and let sit for 15 minutes. When shiitake becomes soft, squeeze water out and slice them thinly.
- Cut chicken thigh into ½-inch pieces and put them in a bowl. Add ½ tbsp sake and set aside for 15 minutes.
- Cut out the carrot slices into a desired shape with vegetable cutters.
- Tie mitsuba.
- Whisk egg in a medium bowl. Add the seasonings and ½ cup dashi. Mix well.
- Then strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into another bowl.
- In a large pot, bring water to boil. When boiling, reduce heat to the lowest.
- Divide all ingredients into 2 chawan mushi cups.
- Gently pour the egg mixture into the cups, keeping some ingredients on top uncovered with egg mixture. Cover with the chawan mushi lid.
- Once the water starts boiling, reduce heat to the lowest. Gently place the cups inside the hot water and cover the pot with the lid. Cook for 25-30 minutes on the lowest heat. Take out and enjoy!
There you have it, home cooked Chawan Mushi for Japanese cuisines lovers! If you fnd it a hassle to prepare your own, you can always order via foodpanda and have your favourite Japanese food delivered right to your doorstep!
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