Simple Japanese stir fry vegetable dish with julienned burdock root and carrot in soy sauce.
Delicious steamed pork meat ball with water chestnuts covered in sweet rice, Chinese New Year food recipe.
Silky savory steamed egg with shrimp, fish cake, shiitake mushroom, topped with sea urchin (uni) and salmon roe (ikura).
Savory silky steamed eggs with matsutake "pine" mushroom (Japan's truffle), create different textures by including shrimp and fish cake.
Spicy grilled Japanese eggplant with citrus soy sauce and yuzu pepper. Garnish with bonito flakes and chopped green onion.
Holding the warm rice bowl between your hands and smelling matsutake gohan is one of the simple luxury the Japanese enjoys during fall. Fresh matsutake mushroom are available now so enjoy them before the season is over.
It's the beginning of fall and various pumpkin recipes are starting to appear on websites and magazine. It made me think of sharing this easy and quick Kobocha recipe today. Kabocha is sometimes referred to as Japanese pumpkin or Kabocha squash in the US. It's a very nutritious vegetable with a very sweet flavor, even sweeter than butternut squash and it is rich in beta carotene. I used Korean seasoning called Gochujuang (hot pepper paste) for flavoring this dish.
Making broiled salmon is much easier than most people think, simply pre-heat toaster oven to 400 degrees and bake it for 25-30 min. Our family signature sauce with broiled salmon is yuzu soy sauce. The citrus soy taste blends perfectly with fatty salmon and white rice. With the leftover salmon, I usually make salmon onigiri and enjoy them the next day with my children for lunch.
One of the dish my husband kept requesting me to make since we have been dating is Chawanmushi. He said it reminded him of his happy childhood growing up in Taiwan, enjoying the warm savory egg custard bite after bite. Chawanmushi is very easy to make but try to use real dashi so the taste will be authentic.
During Japan's hot warm summer, it's always nice to enjoy cold food such as zaru soba and cold tofu. The delicate taste of chilled tofu mixed with bonito flake and a splash of soy sauce seems to cool off the summer heat, even just a bit.
I am a strong believer that veggies are important in our diet. I try to make my kids to eat as many vegetables as possible but it's not easy. My kids really enjoy this Brussels sprout recipe (most likely because there is bacon) so hopefully your family will enjoy it as well.
Tako Su (octopus salad) is a common appetizer served in Izakaya (Japanese tapas) style restaurants. The sweet vinegar taste wakes up the taste buds and readies your stomach for a night of delicious food.