Slightly charred beef with authentic Japanese teriyaki sauce, made with soy sauce, sake, mirin, ginger juice, and sugar.
The delicious eggplant coated in crispy panko and melted cheese went perfectly with the meat sauce. Next time you have want to serve spaghetti meat sauce with a twist, try adding some Eggplant Parmesan.
I love spaghetti with meat sauce! Growing up in Japan, I would order spaghetti with meat sauce every time we go to a western restaurant. I have many variation of the meat sauce recipes but this is definitely one of my favorite. Remember to get some fresh Parmesan cheese and grate it right before eating.
Most of the meat in Japanese markets are pre-sliced, and with the pre-sliced meats Japanese housewives become very creative with "meat rolls". By substituting various ingredients, it's easy to develop different varieties of textures and taste. Other popular rolls include bacon and enoki mushroom. Let me know what's your creation!
Korokke (Japanese Croquette) is by far my favorite food that my mom makes. Every time I go back to my home in Japan, or when my mom visits us, I always request her to cook Korokke for me. My mom makes her Korokke without recipes so this is my original recipe that I have developed over the past years, learning from both my mom's method and adjusting the taste and texture to my preference. The Japanese usually enjoy Korokke with Tonkatsu sauce but the Taiwanese use ketchup. Try both and let me know what's your preference.
Japanese food has many many different type of donburi, ingredients varies from chicken, beef, tempura, to even eel. Today's recipe is a simple beef donburi. The key ingredient is the homemade Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce. If you are tired of making multiple dishes for dinner, try the easy donburi recipe.
Curry rice is extremely popular in Japan. In fact according to the Japanese food giant House-Foods, Curry can be considered a Japanese national dish similar to ramen. You will be able to find curry being offered in most Japanese diner menu next to oyakodon, ramen, and other traditional Japanese food. This following curry recipe requires Japanese curry roux. All the curry spices are in a form of solid roux resembling a block of baking chocolate. Japanese curry spice is different from Thai or Indian curry, so I'd recommend you to buy the roux from Japanese supermarket or an Asian food isle in your local grocery store (they usually have it). I always add other ingredients so my curry doesn't taste "out of box". I hope you like Japanese curry!
Thinly sliced meat (beef and pork) is essential for authentic Japanese dishes. The quality of meat is very important in Japanese cooking and perhaps a thinly sliced meat allows the eater to savor the meat's flavor and texture more than a thick piece. Try the home cook Japanese recipe with vegetable rolled inside thinly sliced beef.
My mom is from Kansai area so even though I grew up in Kanto, we typically eat Sukiyaki Kansai style at home. Kansai style sukiyaki cooks the beef first then the rest of the ingredients as well as the broth is added. By cooking the beef on the cast iron pot, it caramelizes the meat and provides an extra dimension to the taste. Don't buy the ready made Sukiyaki sauce from supermarket since they tend to be too salty. Try making your own sukiyaki broth today.
There is something irresistible about the smell of burnt cheese from the oven. One of my favorite open baked cheese dish is Meat Doria. What is Doria? In Japan we call rice gratins "Doria." Doria consists of sauteed ingredients in either white sauce or tomato sauce poured over cooked rice and then baked in oven or oven toaster.
My husband introduced me to the wonderful taste of Taiwanese Satay sauce after we got married. Japanese hotpot is usually cooked in a flavored broth and the food is enjoyed as is. Taiwanese hotpot is different because not only is it cooked in a flavored broth, the food is also dipped into the hotpot dipping sauce after cooking to enjoy. The taste is pretty amazing blending in the perfect amount of spice mixed in with sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar. If you enjoy Thai and other Southeast Asian food, you'll probably love the dipping sauce just like me.
Japanese food has a lot of Chinese influence and we often cook "our" version of Chinese food at home. Pepper steak is no exception. During my first year of marriage, my Taiwanese American husband was shocked to see bamboo shoot in my Pepper Steak. Well, bamboo shoot is a typical ingredient in our version of Pepper Steak. This time I added potatoes because I thought the sauce would go well with potatoes. My husband told me, "you are supposed to put bamboo shoot, not potatoes." I told him that's the Japanese version of Pepper Steak, but he didn't believe me until I Googled original Pepper Steak recipe. After being married for 6 years his Chinese taste buds are slowly adapting to the Japanese-Chinese food taste. Well, whatever ingredients you might try, you can cook this dish very fast. Just chop everything before you stir fry and cook quickly over high heat. Before you realize, you are already working on your second bowl of rice. Yum!