Hubby T is on a diet. He has gone off carbs for a whole month, and trying to run 3.2km 3 times a week. It’s been a month of stretching my imagination thinking of new dishes to prepare for his meals.
I looked into the vegetable compartment this week and found spinach. T does not really like green leafy vegetables. How do I prepare spinach such that he will eat it? Ah, the Japanese way.
1 bunch of spinach (puah leng chai)
Japanese Tsuyu (see previous blog on Oden for photo of this stock)
Put in spinach and stir for about 45 sec to a 1min
Take out spinach and rinse under cold water immediately
Squeeze dry. Squeeze very dry.
It’ll look like this:
Put it in the fridge until ready to serve. The colder it is, the nicer.
Just before serving, do the following:
Dilute Tsuyu with cold water. Add a dash of lemon if you like (optional).
Pour it over the spinach
Toss some sesame seeds over the dish
Add bonito flakes and serve