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.
Japanese cuisines are usually pretty healthy, however we do have quite a bit of deep fried food. There are restaurants that specialize in tempura, kushiage (deep fried skewers), and tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlets). Today I'll share my version of tonkatsu.
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.
Inari sushi, vegetarian sushi with sushi rice wrapped in nori seaweed and shiso leaf. Garnish with ikura.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Takikomi Gohan is a Japanese rice dish seasoned mainly with soy sauce. We have different kinds of mixed rice depending on seasons, and we put chestnuts, bamboo shoots, Matsutake (very expensive mushrooms), and so on. My kids love rice, so I like to mix different kinds of vegetable in it, and sometimes meat. Instead of having a bowl of white rice, we eat Takikomi Gohan along with main dish.
Gyudon recipe (Japanese beef bowl recipe) - Gyudon is a comfort food for Japanese. It can be prepared quickly and it has nutritious ingredients such as beef, onion, eggs, and rice.
Marinated deep fried chicken served on top of rice and garnished with maya and shredded seaweed.
A quick and savory pork curry with onion, celery, and shiitake mushroom cooked with Japanese curry roux.