Japanese kabocha pumpkin is a type of winter squash. Japanese pumpkin is often used to make croquettes. Since they are quite sweet, they are used to make some sweets such as cakes, purin (Japanese pudding) etc,
You could try these ideas on Halloween!
Heat pumpkin for about 2min in microwave, remove the skin (keep it) and mash the pumpkin, spread the pumpkin on the cling film and wrap it with cheese. `Try to make the shape like Jack-o'- Lantern (use a silicon spatula to make the pattern). Cut the pumpkin skins to make their faces!
Kabocha salad (for 3)
Heat the pumpkin for about 2min in the microwave. Put it in a bowl and mash it with fork, then add cream cheese and mix well. Add nuts and mayonnaise.
( From Nissui )
Pumpkin sandwich (for 2)
Heat the pumpkin for about 2min in the microwave, mix it with mayonnaise, put it in the sandwich with lettuce then you can spread more mayo on toast if you like.
( from Kewpie )
Dashi refers to a family of soup stocks used as the base for miso soup and other popular Japanese dishes. This incredibly simple, yet tasty, broth contains extracted umami components, such as amino acids and flavors from kelp and other ingredients to create a tasty balance of flavors.