Hey guys, it’s Yuto (@sudachi.recipe) and today I'm going to show you how to make a delicious Izakaya style Japanese potato salad. It's not your average potato salad, that's for sure!
Potato Salad Is Worldwide
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I believe potato salad is a worldwide dish that a lot of countries have their own styles (I personally like a German style one that has vinegar and bacon). Japan is no exception when it comes to a tasty twist on potato salad.
Each one has slightly different ingredients and cooking processes which I think interesting.
Potato salad in Japan
Let's be honest.
I have never liked Japanese potato salad especially as a kid (Mainly because I didn't really like uncooked onion though)
Japanese potato salad usually contains:
- Mashed potatoes
- Sweet corn
And it's served cold.
Izakaya style potato salad?
So Izakaya is a place that serves food and alcoholic drinks, a bit like bars and pubs but not really.
Munching and drinking are equally important there and dishes are usually served as tapas (small dish) style.
And some places serve potato salad.
What I want to say is, that "Izakaya-style" is a potato salad changed for adult tastes (sorry kids) and my taste (no uncooked onion lol).
It's easy and quick so it will be good as snacky salad with your beer as well as a suitable side for many dishes!