Friday, June 29, 2012

Spinach Ohitashi (greenDay)

(posted; Japanese meal page)
First of all, thank you SO much for all of your kind words in my last post. You all are so sweet♪♪♪ Although I’m not fully recovered, starting to feel better and better.

This dish is called "ほうれん草のお浸し, Hourenso no Ohitashi" in Japanese; spinach dipped in soy sauce base soup. It is sort of reminiscing that I watched "Popeye the Sailor" when young; and my mother tried to persuade me to have vegetables. It is my wonder how you cook spinach in western recipe.

I would like to introduce one of the recipes how we cook it in Japan. I made it for lunch a couple days ago.  I'm sorry for my bad pictures as usual. I hope it looks tasty as it was. (I'm linking this post to Green Day hosted by Raindrops and Daisies)  
I hope that it won't be the problem "food" for green day, (^^;) 

This is the way how I cook this dish.
I hope this might help give you a little idea of it.

of course, we boil it first

  we grind sesame seeds and put them on it, 
which add the good flavor for this dish

source made by powdered soup stock, soy source, cooking sake, sugar 

dried bonito is also put on it for the finishing touch

I really am grateful for your kind words, my sweet friends
I hope marvelous weekend is waiting for all of you! 


  1. Es gefällt mir...

    Lieben Gruß

  2. Oh i'm so hungry now! I really want to try this!

  3. This looks yummy!
    I love spinach!

  4. Yummm- I love spinach! Your recipe looks wonderful- I felt like I was right there enjoying it with you, my dear friend!

    The only way I eat spinach lately, though, is raw, in salads. It has so many wonderful nutrients in it.

    Have a terrific weekend, dear friend Miyako!

  5. Yesterday, I saw info that you updated your blog but I could not see the actual post. Anyway glad I can see now :-)
    I love spinach ohitashi very much! Sesame seeds does add really good flavor and scent! After I come to the U.S., I eat spinach raw more often than cooked. I love both raw and cooked. Your dish looks very yummy. And perfect for Green Day!

  6. a good HEALTHY green for green day. :)

  7. what an interesting recipe!

  8. Spinach is one of my family's favorite vegetables and I'm going to share this recipe with my daughter. I've been thinking of you and hoping you are feeling better. Enjoy your weekend. Much love and best wishes from your bs. xoxo

  9. Hi dear Miyako. I love spinach as well, as this looks a very tasty way of preparing it. I'm so glad to hear that you are feeling a little better now. Onwards and upwards! Take care x

  10. I've never eaten spinach but I know it is very good for you - it certainly makes a lovely green picture.

  11. That looks so yummy! Thankyou for sharing the recipe with us, I love to see how food is made in other cultures and I like trying it out. Simple and beautiful!

  12. Hi Miyako

    Thank you so much for linking up today with Green Day.

    Your dish sounds absolutely delicious
    my mouth is watering.

    You are so good to participate in the link up and visit other blogs too.

    Have a great weekend my friend.

    x Fiona

  13. Dearest Miyako,

    Spinach is one of my favorite veggies too and my husband loves it. The sesame is a great tip as it certainly will enhance the flavor. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Love to you and take care, get fit soon dear friend.
    Mariette x

  14. I like spinach and this looks like it would be a delicious way to prepare it.

  15. This looks like a great way to prepare spinach.

    .... visiting from Fiona's Green Day.

  16. I don't eat spinach but hubby loves it he grows his own he likes it that he would enjoy this dish.......

  17. Konban-wa Miyako san,
    It seem to everybody like for spinach
    Ohitash to eating..
    Sesame seed and Brided Bonito was totemo karadani daijobu desu.
    Goshi so ni narimashi ta.
    Please come back Oishi gohano onegai itachi masu.

  18. Stopping by from Raindrops and Daisies! I am always looking for new ways to prepare vegetables - your spinach looks very tasty! I like the addition of soy sauce.

  19. Miyako-San,
    I'am concerned that one is missing for several days now my friend in Japan.
    Tadai-ma 12-30pm afternoon desu Ita-daki-masu.Kimochi ga totemo daijobu desu.
    Thinking of you!!

  20. That looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Oh sweetie, this looks delicious! I love spinach and also used to watch Popeye the Sailor Man. lol

    Sorry I am so behind on your posts, my darling Miyako. I have been too busy. ;-)