Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Steamed, savory custard. 茶碗蒸し、ちゃわんむし。

Literally, "steamed (mushi) in a tea cup (chawan)." Main ingredients are egg and dashi, items that can also be added are pieces of chicken, small prawns, pieces of crab (stick), gingko nuts, kamaboko, thin slices of yuzu and mitsuba. Usually served in special china cups with lids and eaten with a spoon. Normally served warm, in summer it has sometimes been cooled.