Our theme for this episode is simmering. Chef Saito will be making a home-cooked Japanese favorite, simmered kabocha squash with Soboro sauce. Simmering kabocha squash slowly and gently gives it a wonderful feel and flavor reminiscent of a high-end restaurant. In this episode, we'll be serving it with a thickened Soboro sauce, made with finely crumbled ground chicken. We'll also learn about the tastiest way to cook rice, which is at the center of every traditional Japanese meal. Finally, we'll also be preparing Sansho-flavored Shirasu, a delicious topping for rice.