Monday, February 23, 2009


Hello. It is raining today. The forecast said this gloomy weather will last till next week. Too bad...

Yesterday, I cooked sukiyaki using the beef I won. It was really delicious!!!

Anyway, I have a very bad fortune today. This morning, my braces broke, I forgot my cell, the train delayed for 15 min, I heared that my cake I sent for the submission was hard when it arrived, and I lost the yodoran contest, which I really wanted to win. I somehow felt I'm gonna lose, because there is a certain rule that the same person won't win in a row... but kind of shocking if you make an effort, you know!!!

Hope the rest of my day ends peacefully :(


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 3-4

400g (0.8lb.) thinly sliced beef
1 yaki-dofu (grilled tofu)
8 musubi shirataki (bundles of translucent konnyaku noodles)
6 shitake mushroom
2-3 long green onion
1 nama-fu (fu is made from wheat gluten which absorbs the broth)
200g (0.4lb.) shungiku (garland chrysanthemum)
beef fat (or cooking oil)
1 cup (200cc) warishita (commercially available sukiyaki sauce)
fresh raw eggs if desired

Quick recipe for "warishita": 1/3cup sake, 1/3cup mirin, 1/2 cup soysauce, 3tbsp sugar, 1/2cup dashi broth.

1. Cut yaki-dofu into bite sized pieces. Boil musubi shirataki 2-3 minutes in order to skim the scum. Remove stems and cut shitake mushrooms into half. Cut long green onion into 7cm (2.5inches) slices on the diagonal. Cut nama-fu into bite sized pieces. Cut shungiku into half.

2. Melt beef fat in Nabe (large casserole) and move around to oil the entire base. Cook few slices of long green onion, add beef, cover and steam until half-cooked. Then remove the beef and set aside.

3. Add vegetables and "warishita", and simmer until half-tender. Then put back the beef and simmer until everything is done.

If desired, serve with beaten fresh raw eggs.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

We dip sukiyaki into beaten fresh raw eggs to eat!
I don't like raw eggs, though...

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    Your sukiyaki looks so good! How do you make it! The other entrees look yummy too!

    Yes I know what you mean with bad luck, I almost feel that death has followed me for seven years. Just when I get over one loved one, another one goes. So sad!

    You keep up with your entries, you are excellent! :)

  2. Ochi,

    Can I change beef with chicken for suriyaki intead?

    Well,we all had bad day and nice day..You will get over it..

    Good luck!

  3. Hi jo,

    I used commercially available sukiyaki sauce (we call it "warishita") to cook this, so I don't have a perfect recipe to show you. But to make sukiyaki, it is very easy. I will translate it later ;)

    I am sorry to hear about your bad luck... sounds scary, but I hope you have more goods than bads!!!

    Thanks for your kind words on such an occasion. You always keep me up!!!

  4. Hi jose,

    You can substitute beef with chicken!

    Yes. I feel better today. Thank you jose!!!

    Last time, I thought I shouldn't complain, but can't stop!!!

  5. Hi Ochi
    Sorry about your misfortune! you win some , you lose some! The fact is you never give up and your sukiyaki looks so wholesome and delicious!

  6. Thanks Nazarina,

    Yes, I shouldn't give up! But I sometimes get depressed and can't tolerate my feeling :(
    You are right! Sukiyaki is healthy with lots of vegetables!


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