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Recently, one of the bloggers on my blogroll (La Fuji Mama!) decided she would start a cooking group based off of the recipes in the book 'Washoku - Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen'. She had previously posted about the book and after flipping through it at a local bookstore I thought it would be a cool thing to join - I get to learn more about Japanese cooking, I get to cook more (always fun) and I get to eat! :D  Our group is called the Washoku Warriors.  heh.

The first recipe challenge was for San Shoku Donburi (basically, three-color rice bowl), where the ingredients for the bowl were gingery ground chicken, peas and corn. The gingery ground chicken wasn't something I'd made before but tasted good - just a hint of sweetness from the sugar and sake, and of course the omnipresent soy sauce. And the ginger! :)

I think it turned out well. I would definitely make the chicken again - it was super easy and is perfect for making a lunch. I would probably pair it with other green veggies that are more to my liking but this was fine. I actually would like to make one with something green (not sure what) and a finely minced up scrambled egg. The bits on the top are grape tomatoes. I was also supposed to sprinkle nori bits on this to have the whole 5-color harmony thing going on but... I forgot to buy some, and I didn't feel like using furikake. I did sprinkle some gomashio on later but that's just because I love salt. and sesame. Mr. Rowr also liked this dish, he would eat again. He remarked that it was especially good the next day eaten with one of those thousand-year eggs that I detest. Yuck! :P

I declare the first challenge a success! And, my picture turned out okay! Thank you, La Fuji Mama, for starting this challenge! You should really check out her blog if you like cooking, she recently moved back from living in Japan, and cooks and bakes all kinds of yummy stuff.

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coraa
Jul. 1st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, what an awesome idea! Looks yummy, too.

...Do you think I could still join the challenge?

Edited at 2009-07-01 05:35 pm (UTC)
rowr
Jul. 1st, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
yup, I'm sure you can - just shoot her an email (I think it's listed on her blog, or I can give it to you). The first challenge is not 'due' until the 15th of July (we delayed since people (including me) were still waiting on their books). And even if you wanted to join later I'm sure it would be fine, it isn't too formal. :)
lafujimama.com
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
Yep, she's right! Send me an email and we'll get you going!
tee_voh
Jul. 2nd, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I love it when food has lots of colors!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
Mmmmm, looks fabulous! Great post!
lafujimama.com
Jul. 8th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
Glad to hear someone else loves gomashio! I think I have a slight dependence problem...I put it on everything. Loved your post!
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