Today I have an extra special one for you! A recipe inspired by an obscure anime. In my opinion there’s nothing more satisfying than a beautiful food scene from a well made anime. Could be any anime. Flavors of Youth, Porco Rosso, Hyouka, From Up on Poppy Hill, Monster Musume, and so many countless more! I myself and a huge anime buff but there’s nothing so satisfying to me as watching a perfectly made scene with the beautiful food found only in the world of anime.
However, when you get the occasional urge to taste that food for yourself, it’s so darn hard to track down the recipes. And when you try to invent it yourself, it doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing. However, with one, I got lucky. Thanks to the a clever Vlogger chef found on youtube who will be properly credited at the conclusion of this entry.
This sandwich was featured in an episode from an obscure anime known as “Today’s Menu For the Emiya Family.” It’s in Japanese with subtitles but I always found that’s the best way to watch an anime. An extended family enjoys each others company over a beautiful meal prepared by the gifted cook of a son of the family. The meals are prepared while the cook/main character explains how and the benefits of the methods. I love watching the food scenes.
This particular sandwich really caught my attention because the idea of making my own sauce and the various types of spring greens I could use was intriguing. It took a bit of work but in the end, it was well worth it. I never in my life tasted a more savory, comfort food of a sandwich. It makes you feel like you’ve really have a reason to relax at the end of the day. But I could be exaggerating. You tell me.
Spring Greens Sandwich with Bacon (2 sandwiches)
Recipe from Anime “Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family”
- 4 eggs (2 per sandwich)
- Bacon, crispy
- Favorite sandwich bread
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Honey Mustard Dressing
- 3 tbsp mayo
- 1 tbsp Wholegrain Mustard
- 1 tbsp Honey
- pinch of black pepper
- Spring greens (Chinese broccoli, spinach, bok choy, kale, etc.)
- water for boiling
- pinch of salt
- ice bath
- In two separate small dishes, mix Mustard Butter and Honey Mustard Dressing ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
- Cook 4-8 strips of bacon until crispy. Pat excess grease with paper towel. Set aside. Whip eggs and scramble, or prepare as desired.
- Boil spring greens, stems first, in med skillet on low simmer for 2 min, depending on the greens used. Immediately transfer to ice bath, pat dry. (If using leafier greens such as spinach or kale skip this step and leave raw)
- Spread both slices of sandwich bread with Mustard butter, assemble as followed: bacon, greens, drizzle of Honey Mustard Dressing, eggs, second bread slice. Wrap tight with plastic wrap and place light dinner plate on top to slightly flatten and help flavors infuse for 5-10 min.
- Unwrap, slice, Enjoy!
Recipe and directions provided by Lukian Wang AKA CookingBoBo (page) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0bYkcRL95pr__au8eUGbw (recipe video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc111Roc-bU
Painstaking research for this recipe eventually lead me here, and naturally I believe in giving credit where credit is due. I just wanted to share this wonderful recipe with others. Please let me know what you thing.