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    6 Japanese Twists on Avocado Toast

    It’s fun to try something new. That’s what most people would say, including Mr. JOC, but I actually tend to stick to things that I’m used to. I always order the same flavored ice cream, the same kind of sandwich I like for years, and of course, the same avocado toast.

    Without Mr. JOC around, I think my avocado toast would be very basic. Although nothing wrong with the same avocado toast, life is just decidedly more interesting when you experience something new.

    Today, I resolved to try something different, something small but enough to challenge my inner creativity. Here’s what I have for you – 6 Different Avocado Toasts with Japanese twists!

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    5 Tips to Make Delicious Avocado Toast

    Before I share my 6 creations, here are some best tips on how to make the best avocado toast:

    1. Buy “ripe” avocado: Your grocery stores sell avocado with a “ripe” sticker on avocados. Get them when you’re ready to make avocado toast.
    2. A squeeze of lemon juice: To keep the fresh green avocado color, add 1 tablespoon of squeezed lemon juice to half of the avocado.
    3. Mash to your liking: I believe mashed avocado works best for avocado toast (than sliced avocado), but that’s just my preference. I tend to mash mine finer so it’s creamy and lay cozily like a thick coat over the toasty bread. Leave it chunkier if that’s what you favor.
    4. Toast your bread: This is pretty obvious of course, but do make sure your bread is nicely toasted. Not only you’d get a crunchy and toasty flavor, but toasting the bread gives it a sturdy base to support the weight of avocado.
    5. Drizzle sesame oil: If you have been drizzling extra virgin olive oil, give it a break and try toasted/roasted (dark) sesame oil. It’s a game changer!

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    Try these six irresistible Japanese twists on Avocado Toast! Add some creative toppings like ramen egg, furikake, or sesame oil on creamy mashed or sliced avocado. Slightly sweet Japanese milk bread Shokupan is a great base for your avocado toast playground!

    Avocado Toast Drizzled with Sesame Oil | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    1. The Basic Avocado Toast (with Sesame Oil)

    For the longest time, I’ve always eaten my avocado toast in this exact fashion: perfectly toasted Shokupan (Japanese toast), mashed avocado, flaked sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a drizzle of good quality sesame oil. It’s SO simple, yet really delicious.

    Now the use of sesame oil is nothing revolutionary, but it does change up the character of your avocado toast than using regular olive oil. I always mash my avocado to finer chunks because sliced avocado does look pretty to eyes, but they fall off while I eat, and that’s not fun. Flake sea salt is fantastic as it melts in your mouth when you bite into the creamy avocado toast. The sharp saltiness hits all the flavor highs and gives the extra oomph.

    Avocado Toast with Furikake | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    2. Avocado Toast with Furikake

    Furikake is the all-rounded Japanese rice seasoning comparable to the Bagel seasoning that everyone can’t live without. If you have been sprinkling the Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning on your avocado toast, I have a feeling that you’d like furikake just the same, or even more!

    Furikake often includes umami-packed ingredients such as katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) and nori seaweed. There are different flavors of furikake at Japanese grocery stores, so pick the one you like (look out for one without MSG). Most brands of furikake contain salt so go easy on flake salt. You can also use your Homemade Furikake for this recipe!

    Avocado Toast Drizzled with Spicy Mayo and Shichimi Togarashi | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    3. Avocado Toast with Spicy Mayo and Shichimi Togarashi

    If you love some spicy note on avocado toast, try it with spicy mayo and shichimi togarashi! Here, I used sliced avocado for presentation purpose, but I’d much prefer mashing the avocado. It’s creamier and you don’t have to worry about avocado go ‘head-over-heels’ scenario.

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    4. Avocado Toast with Fried Egg

    I love my egg to be sunnyside-up and if you want to add volume to avocado toast, a crispy fried egg is the easy solution. Here I added mini heirloom tomatoes and thinly sliced red radish for additional crunch and color.

    Avocado Toast with Ramen Egg | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    5. Avocado Toast with Ramen Egg

    Yes, ramen egg! Eggs on avo toast are the ideal pair, but Ramen Egg (Ajitsuke Tamago) is a whole level of ingenuity. Accent with a sheet of Korean seaweed before you top it with the ramen eggs. You can use Japanese nori but I love the texture and saltiness from Korean roasted seasoned seaweed. You can get the Korean seaweed from Asian grocery stores, Trader Joe’s, Target, Walmart or even major grocery stores.

    Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon and Ikura | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

    6. Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon

    Smoke salmon is my son’s favorite, and he wishes he can eat this particular avocado toast for breakfast every single day. I bejeweled the toast with some dainty ikura (salmon fish roes), drizzle with some soy sauce and garnish with ribbons of shiso leaves. The Japanese touches feel extra luxurious but totally doable.

    6 Japanese Twists on Avocado Toast on baking sheet

    Kikkoman® 100% Pure Sesame Oil

    You may know Kikkoman® as a soy sauce brand, but do you know they also carry Kikkoman Sesame Oil?

    Kikkoman Sesame Oil

    Made from 100% pure toasted sesame seeds, Kikkoman Sesame Oil adds an extra burst of nutty flavor to dressings, marinades, and dips. It’s also an essential flavor in Asian dishes and is perfect for seasoning stir-fries or soups after cooking.

    In one of our meetings with Kikkoman®, I mentioned how much I love sesame oil and drizzle sesame oil on my avocado toast. That casual conversation led to this Japanese inspired avocado toast recipe challenge post. Thank you for partnering with us, Kikkoman®!

    You can easily find Kikkoman® Sesame Oil at an Asian food section of the local supermarkets.

    Avocado Toast – Wholesome & Healthy Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

    Avocado toast maybe so passé for the foodie trend standard, but I am all about practicality and the staying power when comes to food. Ever since it took over the internet craze that seems yesteryear, I am still eating avocado toast for breakfast, lunch, and snack until these days. I could eat it a few times a week. Are you with me?

    Apparently, the existence of avocado toast has been around for a very long time (although the exact date was unclear). There was even a 1920 recipe found in the archives of Bon Appétit that titled ‘Avocado on Toast’. Trivia aside, I think the many greatness about avocado toast is – it’s delicious, easy to make, filling and good for you! It’s also very satisfactory any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch or snack, or a lazy dinner.

    Will you try any of these avocado toast with Japanese twists? If you try them, tell me which is your favorite.

    6 Japanese Twists on Avocado Toast

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    6 Japanese Twists on Avocado Toast
    Avocado Toast
    Try these six irresistible Japanese twists on Avocado Toast! Add some creative toppings like ramen egg, furikake, or sesame oil on creamy mashed or sliced avocado. Slightly sweet Japanese milk bread Shokupan is a great base for your avocado toast playground!
    Course: Breakfast, Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: avocado, toast
    Servings: 6 Avocado Toasts
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    #1 Basic Avocado Toast
    • 1 slice Shokupan (Japanese pullman loaf bread)
    • ½ avocado
    • 1 wedge lemon
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • flake sea salt
    • sesame oil (roasted)
    #2 Avocado Toast with Furikake
    • 1 slice Shokupan (Japanese pullman loaf bread)
    • ½ avocado
    • 1 wedge lemon
    • flake sea salt
    • sesame oil (roasted)
    • Furikake
    #3 Avocado Toast with Japanee (Spicy) Mayo and Shichimi Togarashi
    #4 Avocado Toast with Ramen Egg
    #5 Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon
    #6 Avocado Toast with Fried Egg
    • 1 slice Shokupan (Japanese pullman loaf bread)
    • ½ avocado
    • 1 wedge lemon
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • flake sea salt
    • sesame oil (roasted)
    • cherry tomatoes (optional)
    • red radish (optional)
    • fried egg
    Instructions
    How to Prepare Avocado
    1. Gather all the ingredients. This is for the Basic Avocado Toast. Toast a slice of Shokupan (Japanese pullman loaf bread).

      Avocado Toast Ingredients
    2. Cut the avocado in half by running the knife around it. Twist.
      Avocado Toast 1
    3. If you are using only half an avocado, keep the one with seed for later. I use this avocado keeper to avoid oxidation. You can also squeeze lemon juice on the surface.

      Avocado Toast 2
    4. Smack the seed and remove it. Scoop the avocado flesh with a spoon.
      Avocado Toast 3
    5. Mash avocado with a fork and squeeze the lemon. Mix all together.
      Avocado Toast 4
    #1 Basic Avocado Toast
    1. Transfer the mashed avocado onto a toasted shokupan. Press the avocado gently to evenly distribute with a fork. Season with freshly ground black pepper and flaked sea salt.

      Avocado Toast 5
    2. Drizzle sesame oil over the avocado. Serve immediately.
      Avocado Toast 6
    #2 Avocado Toast with Furikake
    1. Transfer the mashed avocado onto a toasted shokupan. Press the avocado gently to evenly distribute with a fork. Season with flake sea salt and furikake. Drizzle sesame oil over the avocado. Serve immediately.
      Avocado Toast 7
    #3 Avocado Toast with Japanese Mayo or Spicy Mayo and Shichimi Togarashi
    1. Instead of mashed avocado, you can serve with sliced avocado. Peel the avocado skin, and cut the avocado into ¼ inch slices.
      Avocado Toast 8
    2. Gently pressed to stagger and squeeze the lemon to coat the avocado with lemon juice.
      Avocado Toast 9
    3. Transfer the sliced avocado to a toasted shokupan, drizzle sesame oil over the avocado, and season with flake sea salt.
      Avocado Toast 10
    4. To make spicy mayo, mix Japanese mayo and sriracha sauce. If you don’t like spicy mayo, simply use just mayo. Drizzle Japanese mayo or spicy mayo on top of the avocado slices and sprinkle Shichimi Togarashi on top. Serve immediately.
      Avocado Toast 11
    #4 Avocado Toast with Ramen Egg
    1. Transfer the mashed avocado onto a toasted shokupan. Press the avocado gently to evenly distribute with a fork. Drizzle sesame oil and season with flake sea salt.
      Avocado Toast 12
    2. Cut the ramen egg (Ajitsuke Tamago) in half and place on top of the mashed avocado toast.
      Avocado Toast 13
    3. Garnish with Korean seaweed and sprinkle Shichimi Togarashi on top. Serve immediately.
      Avocado Toast 14
    #5 Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon
    1. Transfer the mashed avocado onto a toasted shokupan. Press the avocado gently to evenly distribute with a fork. Drizzle sesame oil and season with flake sea salt.
      Avocado Toast 15
    2. Using a peeler, thinly slice the cucumber and remove excess moisture with a paper towel. Put the sliced cucumber and then smoked salmon on top.

      Avocado Toast 16
    3. Roll up shiso leaves and cut into julienned strips. Garnish on top of the smoked salmon.
      Avocado Toast 17
    4. Place some ikura and drizzle soy sauce on top. Serve immediately.
      Avocado Toast 18
    #6 Avocado Toast with Fried Egg
    1. Transfer the mashed avocado onto a toasted shokupan. Press the avocado gently to evenly distribute with a fork. Season with freshly ground black pepper and flake sea salt.
      Avocado Toast 19
    2. Drizzle sesame oil and place some halved cherry tomatoes and sliced red radish.
      Avocado Toast 20
    3. Put the fried egg on top and season with flake sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

      Avocado Toast 21
    Recipe Notes

    Flake Sea Salt: This salt has soft, sheer, pyramid-like flakes, which give food a beautiful look and crunchy finish. This salt will add a complex, a hint of briny flavor to the food. England’s Essex coast is where the most popular brand, Maldon, is harvested.

     

    Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want to look for substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here.

     

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