Japanese styled pasta (aka wafuu pasta) was introduced in Japan in the 70s. By using Japanese ingredients with Italian pasta, wafuu pasta creates its own distinct character and taste. For this recipe, the taste of mentsuyu mixes perfectly with tuna and mushrooms for a savory flavor.
It's very likely you've seen Saba being offered at your local Japanese restaurant as Saba Shioyaki. Besides lightly salted and broiled, here's another popular Japanese home recipe for preparing Saba. The miso flavor penetrates Saba really well and eliminates the strong fish flavor that's typical with mackerel.
I am definitely addicted to good bread and whenever I have great soup or broth, I love dipping pieces of bread and savoring every last drop of the soup. It's still cold in San Francisco in June this year so I want to share a warm comfort recipe before summer comes along. This bouillabaisse is not difficult to prepare but absolutely delish!
As you probably figured out already, Japanese loves deep fried food. The fried food I want to introduce is creamy crab croquette. It's probably the most tedious recipe I've introduced so far but the results are definitely worth it. Once you bite into the crunchy exterior and taste the soft warm cream filling, it's simply delicious.
If you are tired of the regular Unadon (Unagi Donburi), this might give you an interesting twist to the original version. I used Shiso leaves which provide a great accent to the combination of Unagi and eggplant and plays an important role. I hope you will enjoy this quick yummy dinner.
There are quite a few shrimp and celery stir-fried dishes in Asian food menu. This simple stir-fried dish combines tobanjiang with ketchup and creates the perfect sweet and tangy flavor. If you prefer a spicy taste you can add some chili pepper flakes to the recipe.
Paella is one of my favorite dish when I go to Spanish tapas restaurants. There are many different varieties of paella and ways to prepare them. My recipe is probably not the most authentic but if you are craving for paella it's simple enough to make it yourself.
Okonomiyaki (aka Japanese pizza) is a Japanese pancake dish including a variety of ingredients and usually associated with Osaka and Hiroshima areas (West) of Japan. Okonomi means "what you like" and Yaki means "grilled." Regardless of the region and style, the main ingredients is always cabbage. This particular recipe is from my friend who's originally from Hiroshima.
A tasty mixture of fatty tuna and green onions seasoned with Mentsuyu and soy sauce over rice. Can be served either Donburi style or as Sushi rolls.
Hamachi is a fish commonly found in Japanese markets. It is also served as sushi in almost every Japanese restaurant. I've discovered yuzu pepper complement Hamachi very well and this is one of my favorite way to serve Hamachi.
Juicy baked hamachi kama (yellow tail collar) drizzled with lemon, paired with yuzu soy sauce.
Delicious alfonsino braised in soy sauce, sake, rice vinegar, gina, and mirin.