Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad Japanese Cucumber Salad One of the great things about Japanese salads is that they contain little or no fat. This one is more of a dipping sauce for cucumbers than it is a salad. It makes a great hors d’oeuvre with cocktails because it is savory and salty but won’t fill anyone up. 4 regular cucumbers, or 2 English cucumbers, peeled and halved lengthwise. Ingredients – 4 regular cucumbers, or 2 English cucumbers, peeled and halved lengthwise. – 2 teaspoons coarse salt. – ½ cup loosely packed…

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Japanese tofu-noodle bowl

Japanese tofu-noodle bowl Japanese tofu-noodle bowl Straight-to-wok noodles are brilliant time-savers when you need food in a flash. You’ll find them next to the dried variety in your local supermarket. Ingredients SERVES 4- 30 minutes – 3 tbsp dark soy sauce. – 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar. – 1 tbsp mirin or 2 tsp caster sugar. – 200g/8oz firm tofu, drained, patted dry and cut into 8 cubes. – cornflour, for coating. – sunflower oil, for frying. – 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and each spear cut into about 4 pieces.…

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