|Salt Flavored Ramen with Yuba|
|Add an egg. Do it.|
Good stuff for a sore throat. What else can Japan offer to ease the Holiday Bronchitis?
Tea. Looking up Japanese folk cures will result in Japanese Ginger and Lemon Tea. AKA Shoga Yu.
Which is great, but so completely universal, it's not exactly a Japan exclusive. It's been in use in Western medicine for a while. In fact, my money is on China for being the originator. But seriously, it's not bad to try this stuff if you're sick. Warm and zingy. But for the love of Pete, strain your ginger out.
Back to the post title theme. The other sick remedy you'll bump into when looking for Japanese folk wisdom is Tamago Zake or Egg Sake or some translations say Eggnog.
Taking a look at Cookpad, it looks like the traditional way is indeed egg, sugar, and sake.
|Here's one recipe.|
|2 methods, 1 for kids|
And this is another.
It looks like if you want it to be "creamy" and/or kid-friendly, add milk in place of some of the sake. I'm going to try the traditional way. I have enough milk-based Eggnog to last me till...well, shortly after Christmas probably, but anyway, I want to try this sake-based version the traditional way.
Looks like this guy had some issues with high heat and eggs scrambling:
So I've got to be careful. Here I go!
OK, stir the heck out of 1 egg, add 2/3 cup sake and like almost 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Turn on the heat to lower-is-better. Stir always, stir well. That's why I went with a whisk instead of cooking chopsticks. It gets all foamy. Good.
|Hmm...definitely thicker, but...|
|Into a mug.|