Japanese Food 100 – #55 Unohana

Unohana, okara, Japanese food

Uonohana is made up by soy pulp.  It’s a pulp consisting of insoluble parts of the soybean which remains after pureed soybeans are filtered in the production of soy milk and tofu. It is usually white or yellowish in color.  This food is also called Okara too.
Basic ingredients of Unohana is soy pulp, carrot, shiitake mushroom, burdock, leek and deep fried bean curd.  You can use other vegetables and ingredients. These ingredients are cooked and simmered in dashi broth along with soy sauce, sake, sugar and mirin until the liquid is gone.  Unohana is one of the basic homemade style Japanese side dish.