This is a fusion dish of Japanese and German origin, and it’s called “Nikomi Hamburg (煮込みハンバーグ)”. Hamburg steak originated in Germany and is a dish that is loved all across Japan. Japan of course has taken the recipe and modified it with using Japanese ingredients and sauces. There are very tasty Hamburg steak restaurants in Tokyo where you can select many different types, such as garlic butter, soy sauce, etc.
For this dish, I use tofu mixed with minced meat to make this hamburg steak. You can’t really taste the tofu, but adds a nice healthy element to the dish. I also use my original sauce made from scratch for this dish. It looks like demi-glace sauce, but it’s not. It’s a mix of ketchup, Japanese Tonkatsu sauce or Okonomi sauce, and some other ingredients.
For the salad, I bought this bottle of sriracha ranch dressing from Trader Joes, however, I can no longer find it there. ;(
I love the color combination in this dish. To me, it looks like art. Art that I can eat! 😉
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