When I first saw Big Hero 6, I came out of it and said, “If I were 10 years old, that movie would be my favorite movie of all time times infinity.” I absolutely love Big Hero 6. Watching it again made me love it even more. It has to be in my top 10 favorite Disney movies of all time. One of my favorite things about it is the setting, San Fransokyo. I was excited to make some yummy Japanese foods. I was going to make some mochi, but I couldn’t get Azuki beans in time. I might make a special one-off post just for that though.
- Bread bowl with fruitloops
- Crab bento
- Ramen with eggs (credits)
- Gummy bears and other vending machine
- Japanese mineral water
- Hot Wings and rice
- Blueberry muffin
- Steak and veggies
- Thinly sliced apple
Ramen with Happy Egg
This is shown in the credits.
I have always wanted to make Ramen that wasn’t instant. Sadly, I didn’t do too well. I had to substitute some ingredients, and I must have not done well. Here’s the recipe in its unsubstituted form. Try it, see if you like it better.
- 4 eggs
- 10 oz (285 g) ramen noodles
- 1/2 cup (200 g) fresh or canned bamboo shoots, sliced
- 1/2 cup (170 g) fresh or canned corn kernels, drained
- 1/3 cup (80 g) defrosted frozen or fresh spinach
- 8 cups (2 liters) pork or vegetable broth
- 2 teaspoons instant dashi granules
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or to taste
- 4 tablespoons fresh miso paste
- 1 cup (100 g) fresh bean sprouts
- 1 stalk green onion (scallions), finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons chili oil (optional)
- Place the whole, un-cracked eggs in a medium pot and fill with water to cover eggs by 1 inch (2.5 cm).
- Turn the heat to high and when boiling, turn the heat off and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
- Promptly use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs and peel the egg under cold running water. Slice each egg in half.
- Return the same pot of water to a boil.
- Add the ramen noodles and cook according to package instructions (most ramen noodles only take 3 minutes to cook.) Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.
- Divide the noodles, hardboiled eggs, bamboo shoots, corn and spinach among 4 large serving bowls.
- In a large pot, add the stock, instant dashi and soy sauce.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the miso.
- Taste the soup and add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of miso if you’d like.
- Ladle soup into each bowl.
- Top each bowl with fresh bean sprouts, green onions and a drizzle of chili oil, if desired.
Cass’s Blueberry Muffins
After Tadashi dies, Cass comes in to give a grieving Hiro some breakfast. She owns a cafe, so she brought him a yummy blueberry muffin with fruit.
This blueberry muffin recipe is really good.
- ½ cup softened butter
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tbs orange juice
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups blueberries, washed, drained and picked over
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Cream the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar until light.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
- Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder, and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
- Add orange juice
- Crush 1/2 cup blueberries with a fork, and mix into the batter. Fold in the remaining whole berries.
- Line a 12 cup standard muffin tin with cupcake liners, and fill with batter. Sprinkle the 3 teaspoons sugar over the tops of the muffins, and bake at 375 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
- Remove muffins from tin and cool at least 30 minutes.
Hot Wings That’ll Melt Your Face Off
After Hiro and Baymax first encounter the masked man, they come back and Cass is making Hiro hot wings, that she promises he’ll feel in the morning.
The following hot wing recipe is spicy, but not super spicy. You can adjust to your own taste based on what kind of hot sauce you use.
- 20 whole chicken wings, washed well and patted dry
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup hot sauce
- 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
- Blue Cheese sauce for dipping
- Place chicken wings into a large, zip-top plastic bag or large brown paper bag.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
- Add the seasoned flour to the plastic bag and toss to coat well.
- Pour the chicken pieces and excess flour onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
- Allow the chicken to sit on the floured baking sheet to dry out for about 1 hour.
- Preheat fryer or a large stockpot filled halfway with vegetable oil to 350 degrees F.
- Add chicken to hot oil and fry until cooked through and crispy, about 10 to 13 minutes.
- Mix all the ingredients of the sauce together
- Place the wings in a large bowl and drizzle with half of the sauce.
- Toss to coat well. Serve hot with the remaining sauce and blue cheese.
Lucky Cat Nigiri
When Hiro upgrades Baymax and flies through the city, they pass a restaurant with a cat holding a piece of nigiri.
We have made sushi before, but not nigiri. I don’t enjoy nigiri as much, but it is simple and still yummy.
- 2 1/3 cup short-grain sushi rice, rinsed
- 3 cups water
- 5 1/3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons salt
- 1 (6 ounce) piece salmon
- Prepare fish first. Cover fish with salt and leave for 1 hour. Then, rinse off salt and put it into the freezer. Once frozen, defrost and use for sushi.
- Wash the rice until the water rinses clear.
- Drain the rice in a colander and let it stand for 30 minutes.
- Place the rice in a pot or rice cooker, and add 3 cups of water or follow the instructions on a rice cooker.
- Remove the cover, place a damp towel over the rice, and let cool for 10 minutes.
- You can find sushi vinegar prepared at a grocery story or you can easily make it by pouring the vinegar, sugar and salt into a pan under low heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
- Pour sushi vinegar over cooked rice and mix it gently. You can do this in a wooden bowl for making sushi rice or in your rice cooker by turning off the cooker and pouring the vinegar and mixing gently and evenly and leaving it until it cools down to room temperature.
- Slice the fish very thinly into bite-sized pieces.
- Hand-mold fingers of rice and place a thin slices of fish on the top.
- Eat with soy sauce and wasabi
Most of the food was really good. I was happy to be able to make some new types of foods!
Ramen – 6/10
Blueberry Muffins – 8.5/10
Hot Wings – 9/10
Nigiri – 7/10