Amidst the the range of hills surrounding the city of Kyoto, sits a small mountain, Mt. Kinugasa. In the Heian Period (794-1185), Emperor Uda made the seemingly impossible request of seeing a mid-summer mountain covered in snow. To make true his wish, the citizens of the city gathered white cloth to cover the mountain, making it look like snow, hence the name Mt. Kinugasa, meaning traditional umbrella lined with silk.
The fried bean curd (oage), green onions, and soft egg on top of a bowl of rice is reminiscent of Mount Kinugasa with its white silk draped over lush green trees.
This bowl of rice originated in Kyoto.
For one people:
|Dashi 100cc, or about 0.4 cups to be diluted with 300cc or 1.2cups of water (1:3 mixture of concentrated koi dashi and water)|
|Half of fried bean curd (about 6 slices)|
|2 beaten eggs|
|Green onion,(sliced diagonally) as needed (about a handful)|