Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yasai-itame

A variety of stir-fried vegetables. 野菜炒め。

Staple dish in Japanese Chuka (Chinese) restaurants. The vegetables usually consist of cabbage, carrots, mushrooms (kikurage, a rubbery, ear-shaped mushroom), green peppers and bean sprouts.

"Yasai" means "vegetables." "Itameru" is the word for Chinese-style stir-frying. In Japan usually flat-bottomed frying pans are used, with very little oil.

Yasai-itame
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