‘It’s Rice! Toast” recipe from Japan gives us an edible paradox for breakfast【Recipe, taste test】

'It's Rice!  Toast” recipe from Japan gives us an edible paradox for breakfast【Recipe, taste test】

The main ingredient in “girl’s hair-flavored fried chicken” returns in yet another surprising place

In Japanese the expression is “Gohan desu yo” usually translates as “It’s time to eat.” but while gohan is often used to mean ‘meal’, its original meaning is: “rice,” the cultural cornerstone of the Japanese diet.

So literally”gohan desu yo” resources “It’s rice,” and therefore our top reporter Mr. Sato shocked when he saw a recipe for “It’s Rice! Toast.”

▼ And Mr. Sato is not easily startled.

Mr. Sato came across the recipe when he visited the website of momoyathe company that makes Gohan Desu Yo! The capital letter Gohan Desu Yo! is kind of tsukudani, a class of traditional Japanese dishes made by cooking the ingredients in soy sauce. In the case of Gohan Desu Yo! uses Momoya seaweed and the resulting soft-textured paste is a popular topping for spreading on white rice, so the Gohan Desu Yo! name makes sense.

But on Momoya’s website, the company has a list of recipes with ideas for using Gohan Desu Yo! also in other ways, including: Gohan Desu Yo! Toast

Momoya actually has three Gohan Desu Yo! Recipes: Gohan Desu Yo! Toast, Gohan Desu Yo! Butter Toast and Avocado Gohan Desu Yo! Toast. Unintuitively, the Gohan summons Desu Yo Toast to make cheese, Gohan Desu Yo! Butter Toast the easiest recipe of the bunch, so that’s what Mr. Sato decided to make as he was still quite skeptical of the idea of ​​”It’s Rice! Toasted bread.”

The ingredient list is incredibly short.
● White bread (1 slice)
● Gohan Desu Yo
● Butter

Step 1: Cover the bread with Gohan Desu Yo and spread it evenly.

Step 2: Place the bread in a toaster oven and toast. Due to the dark color of the Gohan Desu Yo, it can be a little difficult to tell how much the bread has browned, so you’ll probably want to keep a close eye on it. Mr. Sato let his in for four minutes, approaching the upper limit without burning.

Step 3: Remove the bread from the toaster oven and add a knob of butter in the center as soon as possible. Try not to smear the butter as this could accidentally scrape off some of the Gohan Desu Yo. You want to let the heat of the freshly toasted bread do the work for you, melting the butter so it can soak into the interior of the bread.

And with that, all you have to do is wait for the toast to cool enough so that it won’t scorch your tongue when you bite into it. So what does Mr. Sato think after trying “It’s Rice! Toasted Bread?”

It’s actually really tasty, and with a taste that’s very different from what he expected† Since seaweed and soy sauce, the main ingredients in Gohan Desu Yo!, are both quite salty, he had braced himself for a strong salty sensation. Instead, however, the Gohan Desu Yo! Butter Toast hit his taste buds with a sweet taste, so much so that the next time he makes a slice, he sprinkles a little shichimi pepper powder on top or adds a drop of soy sauce to balance it out a bit.

But the most mysterious thing, to Mr. Sato, was that when he was eating, it started to feel like he was eating mochi.† In retrospect, we might have expected something like this to happen. Grilled mochi has some similarities with toasted bread in its flavor profile, and with Gohan Desu Yo! Since it’s a traditional Japanese flavor not often associated with bread, Mr. Sato’s brain tells him, “Hey dude, I think maybe we’re eating mochi now,” isn’t much of a relief.

So in the end, “It’s rice! Toast” finally reminded Mr. Sato of rice cakes. That’s not a bad connection at all, though, and since he still left enough Gohan Desu Yo! in the jar, he could use it on the remaining slices in his bread. And must the concept of “It’s Rice! Toast’ is something you still can’t quite accept, you can always think of this as a recipe for hair-flavored toast for girls instead.

Reference: momoya
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