Kakiage Don - Deep fried golden vegetables with shrimp, crunchy veggie tempura with carrot, sweet potato, and gobo with homemade sauce over rice.
Seared Otoro Tuna - Super fatty tuna belly seared with blow torch, enjoy with yuzu extract and garnish with green onion.
(Asari no Sakamushi) Fresh manila clam steamed with julienned ginger, sake, chili pepper, and garnished with black pepper.
Classic Japanese fall recipe, pan fried Teriyaki Sanma (pacific saury) dressed in homemade teriyaki sauce, with ginger, sake, mirin, and soy sauce
Salted Sanma (pacific saury), simple Japanese baked fish recipe with grated radish dipping sauce.
Donburi with fresh salmon sashimi and ikura over warm Japanese rice. Garnished with shredded nori and shiso leaf.
Temari Sushi is a casual sushi that we can make at home. You don’t need sushi chef’s skill to make these cute delicious little balls of sushi. Featured on Celebration.com.
My children loves fish. Lately our family tradition is going to the Japanese market together on a Saturday afternoon and picking out the sashimi we'll enjoy together for dinner that night. They love everything, and I do mean everything, tuna, yellowtail, sea bream, halibut, scallop, and amberjack. Among the cooked fish recipes, saikyo yaki style is their favorite. The sweet miso flavor combined with buttery flesh, it's almost like miso butter that melts in your mouth.
Shishamo is a popular Japanese delicacy but it's definitely not for everyone. Served usually as an appetizer (fried or grilled), this unique fish is filled with roe (komochi shishamo). Honestly, I am not a big fan but my husband and my children love Shishamo. They usually fight over how many each one of them can have. If you are searching for an unique Japanese appetizer to surprise your family or guests, here's a great recipe for deep fried Shishamo.
Here's the classic recipe on how to make California rolls. My children loves sushi and one of the first rolls they've tried is the California roll. The texture of crab meat and avocado mixed with delicious sushi rice and tiny tobikos bursting in your mouth is simply delicious.
Each region in Asia has their own variation of wonton. Japanese wontons tends to be a bit more blend than compared to Chinese style wontons. My kids really enjoy these wontons and they can each eat about 10. Making wonton is not as difficult as you think so give it a try!
Shrimp tempura is one of the most popular Japanese dish both in the US as well as Japan. The taste of just fried shrimp dipped in warm tentsuyu is just amazing. Here's the recipe on how you can make shrimp tempura at home, it took me a couple tries to get it just right. Don't worry if the shrimps don't turn out perfect, I am sure your family will love the not so perfect shrimps just like my family did. LOL!