Key Ingredient of ‘Girl Hair Flavored Fried Chicken’ Returns in Yet Another Unexpected Place.
Phrase in Japanese “Gohan desu yo” usually translated as “It’s time to eat”. But for now gohan often used to mean “food”, its original meaning “rice,” cultural cornerstone of the Japanese diet.
So, literallygohan desu yo” means “It’s rice.” and that’s why our best reporter Mr. Sato shuddered when I saw Recipe It’s Rice! Toast.”
▼ And Mr. Sato is not easy to scare.
Mr. Sato came across the recipe while browsing the website Momoyacompany that produces Gohan Desu Yo! Capital letter Gohan Desu Yo! is a type tsukudani, a class of traditional Japanese food made by boiling ingredients in soy sauce. In the case of Gohan Desu Yo! Momoya uses seaweed and the resulting soft textured paste is a popular spread for white rice, so Gohan Desu Yo! the name makes sense.
But on the Momoya website, the company has a list of recipes with ideas on how to use Gohan Desu Yo! and in other ways, including Gohan Desu Yo! Toast.
In fact, Momoi has three Gohan Desu Yo! Recipes: Gohan Desu Yo! Toast, Gohan Desu Yo! Avocado Butter Toast Gohan Desu Yo! Toast. Unintuitively, Gohan Desu Yo’s toast requires cheese, which makes Gohan Desu Yo! creamy toast the easiest bunch recipe, that’s what Mr. Sato decided to make, as he was still quite skeptical about the idea of ”It’s rice! Toast.”
The ingredient list is incredibly short.
● White bread (1 slice)
● Gohan Desu Yo
Step 1: Cover the Gohan Desu Yo bread and spread evenly.
Step 2: Place the bread in the toaster and toast. Due to the dark color of Gohan Desu Yo, it can be a little hard to see how browned the bread is, so you’ll probably have to keep a close eye on it. Mr. Sato left it for four minutes, which was close to the upper limit without burning out.
Step 3: Take the bread out of the toaster and add a pat of butter to the center as quickly as possible. Don’t try to smear the oil, as this may cause you to mistakenly scrape off part of Gohan Desu Yo. You want the warmth of the freshly toasted bread to do all the work for you, melting the butter so it can soak into the inside of the bread.
That being said, all that’s left to do is wait a few minutes for the toast to cool enough that it doesn’t burn your tongue when you bite into it. So what does Mr. Sato think when he tastes “It’s rice! Toast?”
It’s actually very tasty and the taste is very different from what he expected.. Since seaweed and soy sauce, the main ingredients in Gohan Desu Yo!, are both quite salty, he was getting ready to feel like a strong saline solution. However, instead Gohan Desu Yo! The buttered toast hit his taste buds with a sweet taste so strong that the next time he makes a slice, he might sprinkle a little bit of ground shithimi pepper or add a dash of soy sauce to balance the taste a bit.
But the most mysterious thing for Mr. Sato was how he ate it, and he began to think that he was chewing mochi.. Looking back, perhaps we should have expected something like this. Grilled mochi bears some resemblance to toasted bread in terms of flavor characteristics, while Gohan Desu Yo! Being a traditional Japanese flavor not usually associated with bread, Mr. Sato’s brain tells him, “Hey man, I’m thinking maybe we’re eating mochi right now”, not such a stretch.
So, at the end: “It’s rice! Toast” ended up reminding Mr. Sato of rice cakes. However, it’s not a bad connection, and since he still has a lot of Gohan Desu Yo! left in the jar, he could use it on the remaining slices of his bread. And should the concept of “This is rice! Toast may be something you still can’t take, instead you can always think of it as girl hair flavored toast recipe.
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