Yay, we are in the pumpkin season! I bet the grocery store is busy decorating with pumpkins to attract customers, and they succeed because I bought one of them! I usually make soup or sauce, and I recently knew they are just yum as is!
This is Japanese traditional food in the pumpkin season(of course!) and to be honest I didn’t like them when I was a kid…it appeared as preschool lunch, and it was soaked in milk (I remember it was…and I didn’t like milk. )I was trying to act the plate belonged to the girl sitting next to me, but she was small so she couldn’t handle the second serving. Later on, my teacher noticed I didn’t touch the food and she was shocked to see that because I was the one to finish lunch first, eat the biggest, and always smile while eating. She forced me to have a bite, and I don’t remember touching kabocha after 20 years.
I don’t know why I started to touch kabocha again, probably I got bored with my usual food. Sometimes it’s good to break the shell we are hiding because it could bring us back to the right route direction to enjoy the food!
- ¼ head kabocha pumpkin
- 200ml water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Cut the kabocha into a bite size.
- Pour all ingredients in a pot and bring it to boil.
- Reduce heat to medium low and make it simmered until the liquid is almost boiled up.
*if the kabocha isn’t still soft enough, add some more water.
Easy, simple, healthy food that is loved by Japanese people, especially the older generation. I made it as a gift to my father in law, but when I tried to check the taste, I liked it! I never imagined eating kabocha until I reached around 20 years old. People, life is a full of unexpectation!
<Other Simple Japanese Food Recipes>
Simple yet bright red tomato is an accent! Tomato Soba
Simple refreshing side dish! Radish Ponzu Salad
Yummy dessert/snack! Baked Sweet Potato
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)