3 Japanese Toast (Chirimen Jako, Matcha, Nori) to Try
I wrote about Japanese food that matches well with toast before, where I recommended these 3 traditional Japanese foods as toppings for toast, Ogura-An (sweetened Azuki red beans), Kinako (roasted soybean flour), and Mentaiko (salted cod roe).
Nevertheless, I still have ideas on the Japanese food that pairs well with toast, and many Japanese would bring to mind the same ingredients as I recommend here when they think of Japanese-style toast.
3 Japanese Toast Recipes
Now, let me introduce another 3 Japanese foods that unexpectedly go well with toast. If you make toast with one of them, the toast will get a delicious taste that is very familiar to us Japanese.
Chirimen Jako Toast
Chirimen Jako is small young sardines that have been boiled in salt water and dried. The dried fish and toast unexpectedly make a good pair and the recipe is also simple like this; Put a proper amount of Chirimen Jako fish, cheese, and slices of bacon on a slice of white bread and toast it. With Chirimen Jako, you can make tasty, calcium-rich toast.
When you make sweet French toast, sprinkle Matcha green tea powder over the slice of bread as a finishing touch, which adds a fresh flavor and good scent of Matcha to toast, making the French toast very Japanese.
Nori Toast or Seaweed Sandwich
The food combo of the dry seaweed sheet Nori and bread became a topic of conversation a few years ago on some Japanese websites, so last, let me introduce the basic way to make the Nori Toast (sandwich).
- Prepare two slices of white bread to make a sandwich.
- Drizzle some soy sauce on one side of a slice of white bread
- Place a sheet of Nori on the slice and sandwich with another slice of white bread
- Bake the sandwich in a toaster oven
- Then, take the sandwich out from the oven and spread butter on one slice of the toast
- Make a sandwich again with the 2 slices of toast and enjoy the sandwich!