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Ethnic Recipe and Meal Ideas
This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

Japanese Recipe Ideas
Japanese Food and Drink Ideas

Rice Cake Soup

Japanese rice cake is called mochi, and this is a great recipe for mochi soup.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 5 cups water
  • 5 pieces rice cake, purchased
  • 4 pieces chicken thigh
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup leek
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • cabbage 1/2 cup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sake
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


Slice carrots, mushrooms and leeks and keep aside. Chop chicken thigh into small pieces.

In a frying pot combine water, sake, soya sauce and sugar and let it to boil. Boil for 5 min.

Add chicken pieces to the pot and boil for another 5 min. Add the carrots and mushrooms and leeks. On low heat cook until chicken and veggies cooked properly.

Add the grilled rice cakes to the soup. Let it boil for 2-3 min and remove from the heat.

Serve with soy sauce.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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