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.
Inari sushi, vegetarian sushi with sushi rice wrapped in nori seaweed and shiso leaf. Garnish with ikura.
My Japanese friend who lives in Southern California gave me this colesslaw recipe. Ever since I made this salad for the first time, my family prefers this coleslaw over my "western" one. I was especially in shock when I first saw my son enjoying raw cabbage! I recommend this coleslaw to be served with seared ahi tuna dinner.
One thing I really enjoy about life in the US is all the food from different cultures that we get to experience. Since one of my closest friend is Indian, you will find me posting Indian dish from time to time. These are usually dishes I had enjoy at her house and want to make them for myself at home. This easy and tasty Indian style Basmati rice recipe goes very well with curry and other spicy food.
Besides some of the more popular Japanese dishes you will find in your local Japanese restaurants, I also want to share Japanese home styled cooking. With this particular dish, the combination of pork, eggplant, and Shiso leaf is just simply, amazing. It's a very easy dish to prepare, but you will be surprised with the complexity of the flavors it offers.
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.
Teriyaki Chicken is one of the most popular dish in Japanese restaurants. Try making teriyaki chicken recipe from scratch with the easy to follow instructions. I guarantee it'll taste better than teriyaki sauce from a bottle.
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.
Teba Shio is one of the most popular dish in Izakaya (Japanese Tapas) restaurants. Even though these chicken wing are baked they tastes as though they came out of a deep fryer. Whenever I serve this for a party it's always the most popular dish and the first one empty. The salt and pepper encrusted skin makes for a perfect appetizer to go with some beer.
The literal translation of Oyakodon (Chicken and egg over rice) means "parent-and-child rice bowl." The typical ingredients include chicken (as in parent), egg (as in child), and onions. The ingredients are simmered together in a sauce then served on top of a large bowl of rice. It's a very common Donburi dish and served at most traditional Japanese "diners."
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.
This is an authentic Indian Chicken Curry recipe from my Indian friend. I have added a lot more vegetable than the typical recipe because I want to make sure my children eat enough vegetable in their diet. The spice level is also not very spicy so feel free to increase the amount of chili powder if you love spicy food.