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Learn how to make authentic chawanmushi — it's your favorite new savory egg dish!

Next time you’re craving Japanese food, from sushi to noodles to curry and beyond, stay home and make it yourself! Recipe developer and cookbook author Amy Kaneko’s new book, Let’s Cook Japanese Food, is a collection of recipes that take you through the steps required to make authentic meals at home. Japanese savory egg custard, called chawanmushi, is a must-learn!

This is a classic starter: part soup and part custard, a savory pudding with small bites of chicken, shiitake and other little surprises. My daughter Nami is the expert chawanmushi maker in our house. The additions are accents, thought of as treasures in the custardy base.

Reprinted with permission from Let’s Cook Japanese Food