Chawan Mushi lit. "tea cup steamed" is an egg custard dish popular as part of a full course Japanese meal.
Eaten with a spoon from a ceramic bowl usually with a lid, chawan mushi is flavored with a mix of dashi, mirin and soy sauce and usually contains chicken, shrimp, shiitake or shimeji mushrooms, mitsuba and kamaboko, so the dish is not suitable for vegetarians.
In the pictures above, the kamaboko (fish paste) is colored and shaped as a maple leaf.
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