Midnight Snacks, Nibbles.... for Soccer Game Watching

I knew it would be heavy, but I need to have these.
About one hour before kick-off the game, I started preparing these. And a can of beer. ( This is something you MUST have, right ? )

Top is fried chicken , the green thing is dried parsley, right is sweets ( sugar coated Japanese rice crispy and almond candy bar and almond chocolates ), down right is fried potato ( Small cubes ), top left is peanuts and spicy rice cracker ( kakinotane meaning persimmon seeds since the shape is like that ) and then down left is cooked dish ( freeze dried tofu , horse bean and carrot cooked in soy sauce, dashi soup and mirin = sweet rice wine ). Of course, it is heavy if you eat this and drink beer after midnight.

They were delicious though , and most importantly, these were another booster of soccer watching !

Freeze Dried Tofu:

I just wanted to add some green, so used frozen horsebean, but you do not have to, if you don't.
You could add cooked edamame or some green veggie, if you'd like to add more color.

Koya Dofu = Freeze dried tofu ( In Kanto region, if you ask for it at super market, you can easily find it.
It is nutritious with calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E , iron etc. etc... In other region, I think they call it differently. ) --- this one was smaller cubes than regular size. I used about 15 cubes total.

Carrot--- 1/2. Horsebean --- 10 pieces. Already cooked and frozen. Unshelled.
You can use any pan if it has certain depth. I used small milk pan this time.

1. Pour about 200 cc water into the pan and bring it to boil. Add some dashi powder ( to taste, I put about 1 to 2 teaspoonful powder ) and 1 table spoon of mirin ( sweet rice wine ) and 1 table spoon of soy sauce and a pinch of salt . ( up to you )

2. Add Koya dofu and sliced carrot. Cook for 15 to 20 min. till all the water is absorbed into Koya dofu and carrot. Add horsebean.

Koya dofu's cooking method depends on the brand. This one didn't require any pre-cooking, but sometimes you need to soak into lukewarm water. Read or ask for the direction before cooking, please. Enjoy !

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