Shabu Beef Rice Burger

shabu beef rice burger

shabu beef rice burger

made a shabu beef rice burger on 26.9.2015. ^^

i used to quite like mos burger but had not taken the rice burger for many years. until 9.9.2015 when 4 of us went early to watch workers’ party rally at bedok stadium, my friend parked his car at bedok mall & we bought some food to bring along.

i bought yakiniku rice burger & some friends bought subway sandwiches & other burgers. 🙂

anyhow i bought some shabu beef & pork at hentick & decided to try out a shabu beef rice burger.

i checked out a facebook rice burger recipe here. good enough for me.

later i found a more advanced preparation recipe here.

anyhow i cooked the usual sushi rice – 1.2cups water to 1 cup rice, added 1.5tbsp mirin, sushi vinegar & tsuyu (basically to taste) & i tbsp flat roasted sesame. then i pressed some rice on a cutting board & cut out 2 round pieces & browned them on both sides in a non-stick pan on low fire.

300g quick frozen shabu beef from hentick

300g quick frozen shabu beef from hentick

for the shabu beef, i poured boiling water over 300g of shabu beef (above) i bought from hentick for about S$7.20, and cleaned away the scum. then i prepare the sauce – 2 tbsp ea of sushi vinegar, mirin & tsuyu. trust me, it’s a very very tasty mix!^^ beef was already cooked but can always stir-fried a bit in the sauce if required.

for the vegetable, i just made do with what i had, so sliced tomatoes & grated radish, can also add onions or small japanese cucumbers etc.

anyhow, the whole concoction came out pretty ok. the shabu beef & sauce were really good. the sushi rice burger itself was good, very tasty but the compacting & shape need to be improved. 🙂

my daughter commented that eating it open sandwich style was like eating a don. of course we wanted to have low carbs, but i hear her that maybe for a proper rice burger i should do the burger style together with the seaweed etc. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Chawanmushi & Steak Don Dinner

chawanmushi 茶碗蒸

chawanmushi 茶碗蒸

i had some marinated miso salmon belly in the chiller for 2days. was thinking what to match for dinner & decided to do a don.

to accompany the don, i thought maybe do a chawanmushi. i have not done chawanmushi before so googled & found this chawanmushi recipe at japanesecooking101.com.

i did not have dashi or chicken stock, so just used 2cups water & added 2tsp mirin, 2tsp light soy sauce, 1tsp sugar (basically to taste) & whisked with 3 eggs.

i marinated prawns & chicken breast & placed them in a ramekin. also added shitake mushrooms & scallops.

& steamed for 15mins.

chawanmushi 茶碗蒸

chawanmushi 茶碗蒸

texture was perfect, very light and very tasty. ingredients were steamed just right. of course cannot c/w a good crab chawanmushi like that at hachi.

but otherwise, it was a really good standard chawanmushi. beginner’s luck on first attempt! ^^

beef miso salmon belly scallop don

beef miso salmon belly scallop don

i had some 150D grain-fed black angus striploin in the freezer leftover from my last 12pax homegourmet dinner. i did the usual high fire with fat & a bit of butter on my heavy stainless steel pan until it was chargrilled to produce the maillard reaction to give it flavour (as they say, no colour no taste). i flipped once & charred the other side using the finger test for medium rare. 🙂

& i had some scallops in the freezer too. i started the scallops on hot olive oil in a non-stick pan & turned to medium low & covered. when they were grilled i turned them over & grilled the other side. 🙂

beef miso salmon belly scallop don

beef miso salmon belly scallop don

not forgetting the miso salmon belly.

i placed the miso salmon belly on a rack covered with aluminium foil which i poked holes with a knife to drain any liquids so the the salmon belly would be dry oven grilled, and placed it in a preheated 250degC oven for 15mins. 🙂

for the sushi rice, i used 1 cup sushi rice for 3pax added 1.5tsp mirin, 1.5tsp sushi vinegar, 1 tsp tsuyu (basically to taste). rice was very good but keeping low on carbs. ^^

beef miso salmon belly scallop don

beef miso salmon belly scallop don

the flavours of the beef was excellent. scallops were good too, and the miso salmon belly was super!^^

the sushi rice was perfect too, nicely vinegared sticky but not too wet & overcooked.

c.h.e.f andy