WASHOKU: Five methods – raw

Apr 17, 2020 | TSUDOI Project | 0 comments

Five Methods - raw

Washoku GUIDELINES include being attentive to the WAY or METHOD food is prepared. The Japanese classically refer to 5 Ways or Methods: NAMA (raw), NIRU (simmer, stew, braise), YAKU (sear with heat), MUSU (steam), and AGERU (fry, cook in oil).

In this project let’s focus on NAMA, a method where no heat is applied. Choose a single ingredient (a vegetable or fruit) and prepare it in several different ways without using heat. You can combine your nama (raw) ingredient with other ingredients and/or methods. For example, grated RAW daikon radish can be served with grilled or broiled fish… shreds of RAW daikon radish can be part of a salad (see the Celebration Salad Kitchen Culture post for December 12, 2019 for a recipe).

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