Ichi-ju San-sai (A soup and three side dishes)

From ancient times, Japan has formed an excellent food culture.

The combination of rice, soup and 3 side dishes (1 main dish and 2 side dishes) is called as “Ichi-ju San-sai”.


It is a traditional meal style rooted in Japanese dining table.

You can take carbohydrates as an energy source with rice, moisture with soup, and other nutrition in good balance with side dishes.

Also, by serving one person at a time you can understand the amount to eat and you can prevent too much eating.

In a nutritionally balanced diet, many nutrients will mix in the stomach.

As a result, you can expect synergistic effects such as better digestion and absorption, and discharge of excess fat, sugar, salt.

As a popular menu, main dishes are an animal protein like boiled fish or grilled fish.  Side dishes are such as simmered seasonal vegetables or salad.

Side dishes served in another small plate are tofu, cooked beans, pickled dish and so on.

Taking a nutritionally balanced diet is very important for health promotion.


See you. Good luck!

Sukiyaki recipe ~ Beef hot pot ~

Sukiyaki (すき焼き) is a Japanese dish that is prepared and served in the nabemono (Japanese hot pot) style.

It consists of meat (usually thinly sliced beef) which is slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients, in a shallow iron pot in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. The ingredients are usually dipped in a small bowl of raw, beaten eggs after being cooked in the pot, and then eaten.

Generally sukiyaki is a winter dish and it is commonly found at bōnenkai, Japanese year-end parties.

I will teach you how to make delicious Sukiyaki.

You can easily cook using this product.


Dondon series katsuo tsuyu

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<Ingredients_4 servings>

SAUCE (warisita)

DonDon series Katsuo Tsuyu・・・・・10 oz

Mirin (sweet cooking sake)・・・・・・・10 oz

Thin sliced beef・・・・・・・・・・・ 20 oz

Beef lard・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Adequate

Shirataki ・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 5 oz

Winter mushrooms (enokidake)・・・・・5 oz

Leeks・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 2

Yaki-tofu (grilled tofu)・・・・・・・・・1 Block



<How to cook>

①   Put 10 oz DonDon series Katsuo Tsuyu and 10 oz Mirin in a pot, place over high heat, bring it to boiling.

②   Cut the yaki-tofu into bite size, the leeks diagonally, parboil shirataki, and cut into bite size. Remove the stem tip of the enokidake.

③   Heat a Sukiyaki pan (shallow iron pan), and melt a beef fat.

④   Grill some beef in the pan, add some ① and coat the beef with it.

⑤   Add ② and grill. Dip the beef and ingredients in a beaten egg to eat.


After enjoy the Sukiyaki, add rice, some water, and warishita sauce in the pan to make a Beef Ojiya (beef risotto ).


Healthy and tasty!

Miso soup recipe

Miso soup (misoshiru) is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called “dashi” into which softened miso paste is mixed.
Many ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference.


The choice of miso paste for the miso soup defines a great deal of its character and flavor.
Miso pastes (a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and the fungus Aspergillus oryzae, known in Japanese as kōjikin, and sometimes rice, barley, or other ingredients) can be categorized into red (akamiso), white (shiromiso), or mixed (awase).
There are many variations within these themes, including regional variations, such as Shinshū miso or Sendai miso.


If you use Futaba’s dashi pack “Hongatsuo dashi pack”  (bonito soup stock pack) you can easily prepare delicious miso soup.

Hongatsuo dashi pack

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<How to cook>


①  Drop a pouch of Hongatsuo dashi pack into boiling water.

Cook for 5 minuets over medium heat.

②  Remove the pack with ladle gently.


Golden soup of bonito soup stock



Recommended recipe for miso soup


Pork and vegetable miso soup【Tonjiru】

Ingredients_4 servings

Hongatsuo dashi pack soup 【bonito soup stock】  800ml
miso                              40g
white giant radish     100g
carrot                            50g
onion                             50g
pork                             100g

<How to cook>


①  Cut white giant radish, carrot, onion, and pork in a bite size.


②  Cook vegetables in 800ml  Hongatsuo dashi pack soup on the medium heat.


③  Add pork when the vegetables are cooked, cook until the pork is tender.


④  Place the strainer in the soup pot, add miso gradually into the soup while softening with some stock and dissolving.


Healthy and tasty!


EHO-MAKI (Happy Direction Sushi Roll)

What is EHO-MAKI?


EHO-MAKI is a thick sushi roll, and believed to bring good luck if eaten while facing the year’s good luck direction. The day is called SETSUBUN which is the beginning of spring in Japan, and in 2017 is February 3rd.

The custom originally started in the Kansai area. Now, it came to be eaten on a nationwide scale in Japan..

EHO-MAKI has seven ingredients such as cucumber, shiitake mushrooms, seasoned omelet, teriyaki eel, sweet fish flakes (Denbu) and dried gourd(kanpyo).


It is the length of 8-10cm on the average. But don’t cut when eating.


You have to eat all in one go while facing silently toward the year’s good luck direction with your eyes closed.


This year’s good luck direction is North – North – West.


May you be happy!


See you later.