the appetizer:

Some Western culinary influences in Japan, including Portugal (tempura) and the Americas (teppanyaki), have been so integrated into Japanese cooking, it is difficult to differentiate them from more traditional Japanese cuisine like sushi and kaiseki. Standard Japanese meals usually include rice, soup, pickles and an entree, like fish or vegetables.

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Eggplant Miso Soup

1 quart boiling water
2 tablespoons Miso
1 Carrot—chopped
2 Scallions—chopped
1/2 cup Tofu—cubed
1 cup Eggplant—julienned

In boiling water, add miso. Mash to dissolve. Add carrots, scallions, tofu and eggplant. Cook until vegetables are tender.



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