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Curry-Flavored Monjayaki (Pan-Fried Batter with Various Ingredients)

Curry-Flavored Monjayaki (Pan-Fried Batter with Various Ingredients)

Monjayaki originated from my hometown. You can easily make authentic monjayaki at home.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Pork offcuts
75 g
Shrimp, frozen
60 g
Squid, frozen
100 g
Cabbage
1/8 head
Yakisoba noodles
1 hank
Sakura shrimp
5 g
Tempura crumbs
10 g
● Dashi stock
400 ml
● Japanese Worcestershire sauce
60 ml
● Flour
1/2 cup
Umami seasoning
as needed
○ Japanese Worcestershire sauce
to taste
○ Water
to taste
Bonito flakes
to taste
Aonori
to taste

Steps

1. Combine the ● dashi stock, Worcestershire sauce, and flour and mix.
2. Coarsely mince the cabbage.
3. Chop the yakisoba noodles into 2-3 cm lengths.
4. Chop the pork into 2 cm cubes.
5. Cut the shrimp into thirds.
6. Cut the squid into 1 cm cubes.
7. Oil a griddle, and stir-fry the pork.
8. When browned, add the shrimp and squid and continue to stir-fry.
9. Add the cabbage and yakisoba noodles.
10. Once everything cooks through, form a ring with the ingredients.
11. Gradually add the combined ● ingredients from Step 1 into the middle of the ring, a little a time. Once it starts to thicken into a paste, incorporate it into the outer ring, then add more of the ● mixture and repeat.
12. Add the umami seasoning to taste. If it's too strong, add water. Conversely, if it's too weak, add more Japanese Worcestershire sauce to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

After getting married and moving away from home, no matter where I go, I'm never satisfied with the monja.
So, I decided to make it myself. I successfully reproduced the taste of authentic monja.