Washocook Kita Kitchen Hokkaido


Chan-Chan Yaki: Hokkaido's Traditional Salmon Teppan-Yaki with Miso-Butter Sauce (ONLINE)

| What Can I learn?

You will learn scrumptious salmon Teppan-Yaki from Hokkaido, called CHAN-CHAN YAKI. In Hokkaido, the dish is typically prepared on special occasions, such as outdoor BBQ party, family reunion, camping, so if you are looking for a new recipe for such occasions, this lesson would be perfect! Preparation of Chan-Chan Yaki is not difficult, so there's no need to worry about, even if your are a beginner at Japanese cooking. 

| What is Chan-Chan Yaki?

Chan-Chan Yaki is a Teppan-Yaki dish with a huge fillet of salmon cooked along with various  vegetables and MISO-BUTTER sauce.  Salmon has long played such an important role in Hokkaido's culinary history (regarded as a gift from gods among Ainu people) and used for varieties of local dishes. Chan-Chan-Yaki was also officially chosen by the MAFF (the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) as one of the most important dishes that represents Hokkaido's culinary culture.  So, that means by enjoying Chan-Chan-Yaki, you are enjoying the culture itself!

| You will learn how to make:

1. Chan-Chan Yaki (Fisherman-style salmon BBQ)

2. Simple Salt Onigiri (Rice ball)

What will I need?

-INGREDIENTS- (Serves 2)
400g Salmon fillet
2 Asparaguses
1/4 Cabbage
1/2 Japanese green onion (or 2 regular green onions)
2 Shiitake mushrooms (or button mushrooms)
1/2 Red pepper
1 Boiled potatoes
100g Tinned corn
3 knobs Butter
<Miso Sauce>
4 Tbsp Miso
100ml Sake
1cup Water
1 Tbsp Mirin
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 clove Garlic, grated
<Cheese Dipper>
150g Emmental cheese, shredded
150g Gruyere cheese, shredded
120ml White wine
2 tsp Corn starch
2 Tbsp water
<Rice Balls>
320g Freshly cooked Japanese rice (Nishiki or so)
1 Nori sheet (the black seaweed paper used for sushi. You might find Japanese and Korean ones at a store but make sure to get a Japanese one)
<Cooking ware and utensils>
*1 Electric griddle with a lid(or 1 non-stick pan with a lid and 1 portable stove)
*1 or 2 turners
*1 Fondue pot or any heat-resistant pot that can be used on the griddle as in the photo of the dish
*2 medium-size bowls
*1 cup for making cornstarch slurry
*1 cooking knife
*1 cutting board
*1 large strainer for washing the vegetables
*a set of measuring spoons
*1 peeler
*1 fish bone tweezer (In case the fish hasn't been boned)
*Plastic wrap

Hokkaido's Crispy Fried Chicken "Zangi" (ONLINE)

| What can I learn?

You will learn how to make Hokkaido-style fried chicken called "Zangi", one of Hokkaido's food icons. In this class, I'll teach you the techniques for making fried chicken that's crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, including the best temperature and cooking time. It's perfect for weekend cooking and parties inviting your friends and neighbors.

| What is Zangi?

Zangi: Hokkaido-style fried chicken
This dish originally started to be served in a city called Kushiro, an important port city in eastern Hokkaido.
Unlike other types of Japanese fried chicken, the original version from Kushiro comes accompanied with a Worcestershire sauce based sweet and savoury dipper. The fried chicken itself is already super good but the sauce enhances it like ten times!! You can also enjoy different cuts of chicken.

| Details

The lesson includes:

1. "Zangi" Hokkaido-style fried chicken

2. Onigiri (rice balls)

3. Miso soup

-INGREDIENTS- (Serves 2 to 3)
300g chicken thigh, boned
150g chicken wings (drummettes)
150g chicken wings (wingettes)
1Tbsp plain flour
150g Katakuriko (potato starch) or corn starch
2L vegetable oil

3 wedges of lemon

20g ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1Tbsp soy sauce
Mirin (Sweet cooking rice wine) or honey
2Tbsp Sake (Cooking rice wine)
A touch of ground black or white pepper

2Tbsp sugar
4Tbsp soy sauce
4Tbsp Sake
2Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
A touch of ground black or white pepper

Takafumi Bote

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Hi, this is Takafumi Bote. Call me Taka. I'm a cooking instructor, a YouTube chef and a former professional chef. I was born and raised in Asahikawa Hokkaido, one of the coldest cities in Japan. Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved cooking, learning about different cultures and meeting and communicating with people from all over the world. That actually led me to live abroad for many years and get knowledge about so many kinds of food. Then, after coming back to Japan, living an ordinary life, I started to feel that I wanted to do something exciting for people around the world, using my English and cooking skill. That feeling grew day by day, and year by year. Then, I finally came up with an idea of teaching Japanese cooking. The goal of my class is to "make you a better cook", so I always try to teach some professional tips using my knowledge as a former chef. Here on Washocook, I teach food from Hokkaido, which is my home island and a food capital that all Japanese people envy; we have best quality seafood, rich and delicious dairies, iconic Ramen, curry, fried chicken, lamb BBQ and the list goes on.... Are you already curious to find out? Then, I'll be waiting to see you in class!!
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