Recipes Chawan-Mushi (Japanese Egg Custard)


Recipes Chawan-Mushi (Japanese Egg Custard)

Recipes Chawan-Mushi (Japanese Egg Custard)

  1. 1 Egg
  2. 180 ml water
  3. 2 inch times 2 inch piece kombu/dried kelp
  4. one handful Katsuobushi
  5. 1/2 tsp Usukuchi/light colored and salty soy sauce
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. 2 small items boiled chicken
  8. 2 little pieces mochi
  9. 2 little pieces KAMABOKO fish cake
  10. 2 small pieces Shiitake Mushroom
  11. 2 small pieces YURINE plus NAMAFU, only If you find in grocery
  12. 2 small items boiled shrimp
  13. to taste Yuzu peel
  14. 2 MITSUBA leaves

Recipes Chawan-Mushi (Japanese Egg Custard)

  1. First, let’s make Japanese dashi soup stock! Soak kombu in the water at least 30 minutes. Place the pot on low to medium heat.

  2. Right before the water boils, remove the kombu. Turn off the heat, and add the Katsuobushi. Let it set until Katsuobushi sinks.

  3. Strain the stock through a strainer with paper towel. Look at this golden color!! Let it cool.

  4. Preheat a steamer on high heat.

  5. Cut the solid ingredients into small pieces. Dip the chicken and shrimp into the soy sauce.

  6. Mix dashi, soy sauce and salt in a bowl. Taste it and if you feel that it’s just like a soup, it’s perfect! Adjust taste if needed.

  7. Beat the egg and add the dashi mixture to the egg. Strain it with a strainer.

  8. Place the solid ingredients in a small cup or a ramekins.

  9. Pour the egg mixture to fill 3/4 of cup and cover the cup.

  10. Reduce steamer heat to low. Place cups into the steamer. Cover and steam for about 10 minutes or until it is firm like silky tofu.

  11. Garnish each cup with a YUZU peel and MITSUBA leaf.

  12. You may also make Chawan-mushi with a microwave instead of a steamer. Pour hot water into a deep pyrex dish (or a heat resistant dish) for the water bath. Microwave in the water bath for 2 to 5 minutes.

  13. The time depends on your microwave power and the width of the cup. Please be careful not to overdo it. You may need to extend the cooking time by another 15 sec or so. Otherwise, You’ll make a big mess… Take it slow!

  14. Yummy!