Memmi Sauce 麪 味

How to use Japanese Memmi Soup Base

Memmi

Memmi sauce is a concentrated Japanese soup base used to intensify the flavor of hot and cold noodle dishes.

Memmi also has other uses and is used by Japanese cooks to enhance the flavor of a variety of cooked dishes, such as soups and stews.

The name Memmi comes from the Japanese characters for “noodle” and “flavor,” so the meaning is something like “noodle flavoring” or “noodle flavor enhancer.” Continue reading

Bean Sprout Relish

Good for Burgers
Memmi is the Secret

Japanese Kakiemon Ewer, Edo periodBean Sprouts are an important vegetable in Japanese as well as a number of other Pacific Rim cuisines.

Here’s a recipe for a crunchy Bean Sprout Relish using Memmi that works well with Burgers.  Next time you grill burgers outdoors on charcoal, you might like to gry it. The recipe was suggested by Japanese cooking maven Joan Itoh Burk, now a resident of Ontario, Canada.

Working with bean sprouts in the Asian kitchen

Bean Sprouts

The Burgers don’t need to be Meat either. Ms. Burk says, :”The burgers don’t have to be meat. Fish on the grill really take to the spicy Soy Bean Wasabi dressing.” Or it could be served with the  recent Continue reading

Soy Sauce II 醬油

Supreme Flavor Enhancer
Seven Teaspoons a Day

How to use Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

We’ve seen that Soy Sauce is widely popular in the Pacific Rim because it provides the special taste called umami to foods.

It’s so popular that people in the region are taking as much as seven teaspoons a day.  Continue reading