paul, elijah and i spent a week in ontario this summer. we went to visit our family and friends there.
we went to georgian bay, kingston and ottawa. it was a very busy schedule, but we managed to get a few hours in toronto to visit one place we really wanted to go – J-town!
J-town is a little japanese mall in the suburbs in toronto. there are a few small shops, and a grocery store, and a restaurant. i bought a lot of japanese books and groceries, things that i can’t usually buy in canada.
best of all, i found a package of sansai (mountain vegetables)! it’s been a long, long time since i ate sansai. sansai gohan and sansai soba are my favorite.
since elijah was born, i’ve learned to prep supper after eating supper the night before. this way, i don’t have to spend as much time in the kitchen in the evening, when elijah usually turns into mr. fussypants :D
recipe for sansai gohan
- 3 cups rice
- 660ml water
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1.5 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1.5 Tbsp sake
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 200g sansai
- wash rice and soak in the water for 30 minutes
- boil sansai in hot water and drain
- put rice and water in the rice cooker
- add sugar, soy sauce, sake and salt and mix well
- place sansai on top of the rice
- cook until it’s done.
you can add dried shiitake and fried tofu if you like.