Over the years, Halal Japanese cuisine in Singapore has been increasingly popular. The number of Japanese restaurants in Singapore is growing, but not many serve authentic Halal Japanese cuisine. It is common for Japanese cuisine to contain mirin and shoyu, which have low levels of alcohol. Luckily, some brands are now offering Halal versions of mirin and shoyu – which makes cooking Halal Japanese cuisine at home much easier!
Inari-ku is a humble home business that serves Halal Japanese cuisine. The story behind Inari-ku started 14 years ago when Mdm Marhamah, the lady behind Inari-ku, was determined on recreating a Japanese dish that her son loved – Oyakodon. Her passion for Japanese cuisine grew, and she started doing much research and even flew to Japan to learn how to cook Japanese cuisine from professional Japanese chefs. She has adapted the cooking techniques to be Halal – to be able to offer Halal Japanese cuisine through Inari-ku.
For the second Cook Halal series, Mdm Marhamah shares with us how to make Miso Soup. Miso Soup is a probiotic dish that is high in nutrients, that strengthens the immune system and helps with digestion. Miso – which comes from fermented soya beans – has plenty of nutrients such as protein, iron and vitamins. Here's how to get started:
2 cups of water
1 tbsp of dashi powder
1 tbsp of miso paste (adjust to taste)
1 tsp of wakame
1 tbsp of diced tofu (adjust to your liking)
Few slices of mushrooms (adjust to your liking)
Spring onions for garnishing
1. Boil water in a medium-sized pot.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of dashi powder and cook for a few minutes.
3. Add wakame, mushrooms and diced tofu, and continue to cook for a few minutes.
4. Switch off the stove, and let the mixture for 10 minutes.
5. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of Halal miso paste – use a strainer to mix to prevent lumps. Mix the miso paste well into the soup.
6. Garnish with spring onions to your liking.
Cook Halal is a new cooking series where we interview online food business owners to learn more about their story and the secret to their most popular dishes. Stay tuned to find out more about Mdm Marhamah’s story behind Inari-ku.
Special thanks to @inariku.