Japanese Food 100 – #44 Chawanmushi

Chawanmushi, japanese food

Chawamushi is a Japanese steamed egg custard with assorted ingredients.

Ingredients can vary but most common ones are chicken, white meat fish, shrimp, mushroom and gingko nut.
It is made from a blend of egg and dashi, giving it a delicate savory flavor and smooth texture when appropriately steamed.

It’s a light, elegant dish, served as either an appetizer or a side dish.

Chawamushi is served in very cute looking Japanese teacup.  Chawan means teacup and mushi means steam in Japanese.