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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Tampopo Dinner & a Movie Recipes & Cost of Ingredients

Here is a link to the recipes and photos for making a traditional Japanese dinner:

Tampopo Dinner & a Movie Recipes and Photos

The cost of the ingredients for my Tampopo Japanese dinner are listed below. Keep in mind that the prices are based on buying everything new rather than using ingredients that I already had in my pantry. Of course there were lots of things left over for future meals, so the actual cost of the dinner based on the quantities of the ingredients used to make the dishes will be much lower than the grand total of stocking a pantry from scratch for preparing Japanese cuisine.

The Cost of Ingredients:

Sembei Crackers - 3.00
Tobiko (Flying Fish Roe) - 2.52
Nori (Seaweed Wrappers) - 1.59
Sushi Rice - 1.99
Rice Wine Vinegar - 2.29
Sesame Oil - 1.99
Miso - 5.33
Wakame Seaweed - 1.79
Tofu - .79
Kombu Seaweed - .99
Daikon Radish - .25
Wasabi - 1.59
Kazuo (Bonito Flakes) - 2.99
Sesame Seeds - .99
Soy Sauce - 2.99
Mirin - 3.79
Gari Shoga (pickled ginger) - 2.99
Tempura Batter - 1.59
Soba Noodles - .99
Sake - 6.99
Sapporo Beer - 7.98

Fresh Ingredients:

Cucumbers - 2.97
Tuna - 8.37
Salmon - 4.25
Crab - 1.99
Scallions - 1.00
Garlic - .49
Lemon - 1.00
Avocados - 3.00
Chicken Breasts - 7.99
Thin Sliced Beef - 2.03
Large Prawns - 4.03
Ginger Root - 1.05
Carrot - .50
Green Pepper - 1.37
Red Pepper - 1.44
Large Mushrooms - 1.50
Zucchini - .35
Spinach - 2.50
Eggplant (Japanese) - 1.69
Napa Cabbage - 2.02

Basics: Eggs - .50
Sugar - .50
Oil - 2.50
Cornstarch - .10

Total: $108. 56