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Sunday, June 25, 2006

My Shabu-Shabu (or how sukiyaki slices killed a simple vegetarian dream)



You make your life worthwhile by accepting your worth. These are not my words of wisdom, they're words printed at the back of a bookmark given to me yesterday while I was at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University along Kamuning Road. The bookmark is a happy souvenir of my visit. I just wanted to inquire about yoga classes but I ended up attending the last few minutes of a session on vegetarian cooking, lacto-vegetarian cooking. There was nothing earth-shaking about the cooking demonstration procedure-wise, I caught the tail-end of vegetarian cheese pimiento and all that the cook did was dump canned pimientoes, cheddar cheese, butter, aminos, and mustard into a food processor. The maxims they mouthed while cooking have stuck in my head though: No negative thoughts while cooking. The best ingredient, the magic ingredient is - love. If you have love, fried tofu will taste delicious. Negative thoughts equals bad food. Later, we were told that the cooks were meditating open-eyed throughout the demonstration. I was very impressed.
I resolved to be a vegetarian (again) and attend the session on open-eye meditation (Raja yoga). Yoga was put aside for the moment.
Sunday marketing today, I went to the usual grocery place. I thought, will buy vegetables. I bought vegetables, plenty of vegetables: Korean radish, chili leaves, potatoes, carrots, pechay, onions, asparagus. Oh, wonderful.
Then I passed by the meat section. I saw very thinly sliced pork sukiyaki slices. It looked very nice. I thought, oh, it would be so wonderful to have meat with the vegetables. Then, forgetting all resolve, I bought the sukiyaki slices.

Have to postpone vegetarian aspirations.

Heres the shabu-shabu recipe:

Shabu-Shabu

Ingredients:
1/2 kg pork sukiyaki
3 packets dashi powder
1 bunch of asparagus
1 radish
1 bunch of pechay
green onion leaves (chopped)
soy sauce
sesame oil
salt


Procedure:

1) Boil 6 cups water. Add dashi powder.
2) Add all the vegetables except the pechay leaves.
3) Add the sukiyaki slices.
4) Add the pechay leaves.
5) Serve with sauce. (sauce: combination Kikkoman soy sauce, sesame oil, dashi stock - better if you use sesame seeds)

Note: I'm becoming an instinctive cook. :) I bought the sukiyaki slices intending to make the shabu-shabu but I didnt know what to use as stock. Remembering my brief Japanese cooking sessions, I bought dashi (Who can forget my awesome oden, simmering for almost an entire day in the demo kitchen?). And when I looked up the recipe on the net, there it was: dashi. Or do all Japanese soups begin with the ubiquitous dashi?

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