Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Tea over rice. 茶漬け.

Bowl of rice topped with ingredients over which green tea (o-cha) has been poured. Depending on the ingredients, there are many varieties:
  • Sake chazuke, with salted salmon
  • Tai chazuke, with sea bream
  • Nori chazuke, with dried seaweed
  • Umeboshi chazuke, with a pickled plum
  • Maguro chazuke, with tuna
  • Mentaiko chazuke, with spicy pollock roe.
A dab of green horseradish will be served on the side to mix into the broth of you like. Also served with pickles.

Light dish eaten after drinking or as late night supper. Also popular in izakaya.

[Chazuke with umeboshi and shredded shiso leaves. Photo Ad Blankestijn]