Product Description

When it's cold, you may like to eat something with thick sauce. I hope jibuni is to your taste. It goes well with rice.

Jibuni is a local speciality at Kanazawa city in Ishikawa prefecture. It is made using sliced duck meat(or chicken), coated with wheat flour to simmer in a sweetened-soy based dashi. Along with it, fu, shiitake mushrooms and green vegetables are simmered.

Fu, wheat gluten, is a main ingredient in today's dish; Ishikawa prefecture is one of the famous region for this product. It is chewy and sometimes used as an imitation meat in Buddhist cuisines.

Cooking time: 30mins

Servings: 2~3


250g chicken, slice into mouth size

1 package fu, cut into 1cm thick

5~6 shiitake mushrooms, cut stems

1/2 bunch of any green vegetable, parboil and cut short some wheat flour


200cc dashi

25cc mirin

a pinch of salt

10cc soy sauce


Put all the seasonings in a sauce pan and heat to boil. Put fu and shiitake mushrooms to simmer for a few minutes. Coat the chicken with wheat flour and add to the sauce pan. Simmer until cooked. Serve on a dish with green vegetables.


This dish is often served with wasabi for a condiment. It goes well with the sweet-soy based taste. The wheat flour thickens the sauce.