Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chawan Mushi

I guess this must be a Japanese week for us. So it all started with a "horrible" lunch at one of the restaurants near my neighborhood. So, I decided to cook my own simple Japanese meal at home. I will be posting mostly Japanese meals for this week. All the easy-peasy meals to prepare at home. The best part of a home cooked meal is, you can add whatever ingredients you like and just cook them to your liking. Well, this simple egg custard is usually cooked with pieces of chicken, but I have omitted that. Don't feel like having chicken today! Ha Ha!

Btw, this recipes is good for 4 people. My kids said, I should double them up and have some steamed rice with it! Well... should have told me earlier! :)

Chawan Mushi
(Printable Recipe)


3 Large Eggs, very lightly beaten
1 tsp Mirin
1 tsp Japanese Soy Sauce
2 cups of Dashi Stock

12 Prawns, shelled and deveined
12 Gingko Nuts
3 Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, sliced (or whole if small)
12 thinly slices of Japanese Fish Cake


Mix the beaten eggs with mirin, soy sauce and the dashi stock. Strain and set aside.

Divide the rest of the ingredients into 4 small bowls and pour in the egg mixtures. Cover the bowl with a small sheet of tin foil.

Steam the egg mixture on a high heat for about 5 minutes. Then reduce the heat to low and steam for another 15 minutes or until they are set. Serve immediately.

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