Our theme for this episode is simmering. We'll be making a shiny Yuba-an sauce that is as beautiful as it is delicious, served on top of a bowl of rice mixed with ground chicken and egg. The sauce is made with lots of Yuba, a traditional Japanese ingredient made from soybeans, mixed into a sauce base made with plenty of flavorful Dashi, for a truly elegant combination. For a side dish, we'll be making refreshing sweet pickled cucumbers, topped with dried small sardines. We'll show you how you can make the pickling brine in the microwave, for a quick and easy side dish that can be prepared in just a few moments.