Skip to main content

Shiokoji (塩麹)

Shiokoji (salted rice malt - 塩麹) is a traditional Japanese condiment made from fermented malted rice, salt and water. And it has been used as condiment in varies way with fish, meat and vegetable. Recently Shiokoji started to gain attention from more people when enzyme diets became popular.

Thanks to Derrick from sgfoodonfoot who shared with me some of his Japanese Condiments which he think would be useful for me to explore new recipes with. I am not sure where we could get this Shiokoji in Singapore but perhaps MEIDI-YA or Isetan might have. Or if you come across this in Singapore, do drop me comment or email too.

From some read up, it states that Shiokoji is good for both health and cooking as there is an enzyme in koji which breaks down carbs and protein in meat and fish and at the same time helps to tender the meat. On top of those mentioned, Shiokoji also contains enzymes which help digestion, speed up metabolism and excretion which is good for diet, constipation, detox, skin, stress and etc.

To me, Shiokoji is something like our Chinese red wine lees (made with rice/glutinous rice and wine yeast) which we used to cook confinement food. But the two are different in terms of colour and taste where Shiokoji is more towards savory as compared to wine lees which are slightly sweet with alcohol taste and fragrance.

Comments

  1. Hi Ellena, I bought it in MeidiYa. It's found in the chiller section. I used it to make steamed chicken with goji berries.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Rebecca,

      Thanks for dropping us a note :) will look for it when we go there :)

      Delete

Post a Comment

Dear All,

Thanks for leaving down your comments. I do value each and every of your suggestion(s) or comment(s) so if you are signing off as Anonymous, please kindly leave your Name so that I could address you. Thanks

Lastly, please DO NOT SPAM as Spam comments will be deleted immediately.

Regards
Ellena (Cuisine Paradise)

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Call Double Sided Pressure Pan - 韩国双面锅

Recently there is a Happy Call Pan(韩国双面锅) craze across most of the forum, facebook and recipes websites such as Munch Ministry where individual and members gets together to share their experience and recipes on using this "in-pan".

Basically Happy Call Pan works with a logic of a pressure cookers, patented silicon gasket and on-touch button magnetic locking systems which ensures cooking is hassle free, faster and healthier.  With the "Normal Pan(red )" having 3 layers and new "Ocher Deeper Pan(brown)" having 5 layers of ceramic durable non-stick coating, it actually speed up the cooking process and produce healthier dishes with enhanced flavour too.

The photo above shows the New Happy Call Ocher Deeper Pan (measured 27.5cm x 24.5cm x 7.5cm) and it is handy for cooking fish, chicken, meat, stew, soup and etc. Below are some basic functions of Happy Call pan's numbered above:-

1.SILICON GASKET
These red patented silicon gasket can effectively seals pan…

[review] Philips Avance Noodle Maker (HR2365/05) - 飞利浦爱面机

I often envy those friends who are able to make their own noodle/pasta that comes in various flavour such as carrot, spinach, pumpkin and etc. Now with my new Philips Avance Noodle Maker (飞利浦爱面机) which I received as a review set from Philips (Singapore); I so excited to create my own healthy homemade noodle/pasta with nutritious ingredients like egg, juice (vegetable/fruit) and/or herbs in just 10 minutes.

Kueh Tutu (嘟嘟糕) And Kueh Tutu Mould

Kueh Tutu also known as "嘟嘟糕" in Mandarin is a traditional Singaporean delicacy which is made using rice flour. These steamed rice cakes are made using a special kueh tutu mould (refer to the photo shown below) where the prepared rice flour together with filling is steamed for a minute or two before removing it and place on a piece of pandan leave and served.

This is the special circular Kueh Tutu Mould which is used to shaped the kueh into flower shaped. To make Kueh Tutu, the mould is first filled with some cooked rice flour, follow by spoonful of coconut/peanut fillings then another layer of cooked rice flour on top. Next a small piece of pandan or banana leaf is place on top before it is turned upside down on a small cheesecloth and place on the steamer rack (you can refer to the photo below) and steamed until cook through.

What To Get:- 1. Ailin @ 845 Geylang Road, #01-48, Tanjong Katong Complex, Telephone: 6743-2693;
2. SunLik @ 33 Seah Street, Telephone: 6338 098…

Palm Sugar (Gula Melaka) Syrup

Gula melaka or also known as Palm Sugar in English is made by first extracting the sap from the flower bud of a coconut tree. Several slits are cut into the bud and a pot is tied underneath the bud to collect the sap. After which the sap is boiled until thickens before pouring into bamboo tubes between 3-5 inches in length and left to solidify in order to form cylindrical cake blocks.


GULA MELAKA SYRUP

These homecook gula melaka syrup can be used as topping or sweetener for dessert such as Chendol, Chendol Agar Agar, Sago Gula Melaka, Bubur Terigu and etc. These cooked syrup can be stored in the fridge for a few weeks up to 3 months.

Ingredients:
200g Palm Sugar(Gula Melaka)
Knot of Fresh Pandan Leave
80ml of Water

Method:- 1. Bring Palm Sugar(Gula Melaka), pandan leaves and 80ml of water to boil.

2. Lower the heat and simmer till the palm sugar cubes melt and syrup slight thickened (about 10 minutes).

3. Remove pan from heat and sieve syrup into a sterilised glass jar and cool co…

Kau Kee - 九杞菜

Kau Kee - 九杞 (wolfberry leaves) is a kind of leafy vegetables that comes in long stalks and sharp thorns on it. You can get this from most local supermarket or tradition wet market near your area. Usually this vegetable is cooked as a soup using minced meat and egg.

And from one of my food review from a Zhi Char - 煮炒摊 that we ordered this “Kau Khee Soup - 九杞菜汤/枸杞菜汤”, I came up with an one-pot dish "recipe" with these ingredients too. If you prefer it to be served as soup like what shown above, you can always whipped it up at home with simple ingredients such as egg and minced meat.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Copyright by ©http://ellenaguan.com (Ellena Guan) 2005 - 2017. All texts and photographs in CUISINE PARADISE are original unless otherwise indicated. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any content and photos without written consent from the blog's author (Ellena Guan) is strictly prohibited.

All rights reserved.


Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape