Thursday, May 13, 2010

Not MY Mamma's Stir Fry

When I was a little girl Mom would always make Okazu... stir fry, which we all LOVED!  Now that I am older I have found that there is some sort of secret she did not pass along when it comes to making this dish.  I have not been able to recreate my Moms stir fry. I am not sure what it is. The wok? The way she added in seasonings? I guess it is just HER that made it so good! So I have been playing around with this and think I have hit a winner for my family at least.

It is is so simple and I am sure that you have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.

It states to finely mince the garlic and ginger .... I grate it with my handy dandy thingy :) 
Look at how small it mashed up the ginger and garlic... provides great flavor without the chunks and sour faces when accidentally bitten into by your little Munchkin:)

For a little kick or added flavor to your sauce put in a few drops of chili oil, just be careful with this stuff :)

Tonight I am cheating with frozen veggie and shrimp along with the sauce.


Stir Fry Sauce
3 Tbs. Soy sauce
Garlic finely minced / grated
1 Scallion thinly sliced
Ginger finley minced/grated

2 tsp Corn Starch
3 Tbs Water

Mix first four ingredients together and set aside till ready to use.  Mix cornstarch and water together in separate bowl and set aside.  Once the veggies are about half way done pour in stir fry sauce and then the cornstarch mixture (remember to mix prior to pouring).  Mix completely to coat all veggies and protein. Serve once all is done to your personal preference.

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi


  1. That looks really good. Thanks for the idea. I'll have to try that.

  2. Yummy! I love making stir fry for the family. I'm thinking about making fried rice tonight for dinner. You know, I think you hit it on the head...there's something that moms do to make their dish extra special. I still haven't perfected my mom's fried noodles. :(
    Thanks for stopping by Mochi Mama! Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud