Japanese call Chicken Cacciatore "Chicken Tomato Ni (チキンのトマト煮)" and it is actually a pretty common home cooked meal in Japan. My kids love this dish and it's one of our favorite comfort food. I am sure if my recipe follows the authentic Italian method but I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
I caught a slight cold over the weekend and wanted some warm comfort food. In Japan, instead of chicken noodle we eat simple kitsune udon to recover our strength. Sipping the natural dashi broth and enjoying the warm udon noodles, I think I already feel better.
My family loves eating ramen. Around where we live, there are two really popular ramen shops where there's always a line going out the door. Here's a quick recipe for making ramen broth, it's not the traditional way which take days but my husband said it's still really yummy. Please try and let me know.
Here's another meal in bowl recipe I want to share with you. As you might notice by now with my recipes, Japanese has many many kinds of donburi. We think of something tasty by putting it over rice we create a meal in a bowl. It's great for those night when you do not want prepare 2-3 different dish. Enjoy.
In Japan, when the weather is warm we feel like we want to eat a spicy dish like curry. The weather has been warm in the San Francisco area and my Japanese friend had requested that I post a curry recipe. This chicken curry recipe received the stamp of approval from my family and it is super yummy!
Japanese food has many many different type of donburi, ingredients varies from chicken, beef, tempura, to even eel. Today's recipe is a simple beef donburi. The key ingredient is the homemade Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce. If you are tired of making multiple dishes for dinner, try the easy donburi recipe.
I always love to challenge myself to make better Gyoza by experimenting with different ingredients and seasonings. What's fun about Gyoza is that you can be creative with its filling. You can wrap any ingredients you like in the Gyoza skin and create your own invention. For the Gyoza recipe today, I added napa cabbage which is not a typical Gyoza ingredient. For this particular recipe you don't need to dip gyoza in any sauce because it has enough seasonings and taste.
Today's recipe is crepes. I'm sure everyone LOOOVES crepes. These days I'm always staying up late to work on my blog and so has my new foodie friend, Suzana from Firefly Blog. She has been "torturing" me by posting delicious meals at night, more precisely she posts them past midnight when I'm really really hungry! One of her recent recipes was Crepes with Peanut Butter and Banana. Crepes are my favorite and I had to try!
Curry rice is extremely popular in Japan. In fact according to the Japanese food giant House-Foods, Curry can be considered a Japanese national dish similar to ramen. You will be able to find curry being offered in most Japanese diner menu next to oyakodon, ramen, and other traditional Japanese food. This following curry recipe requires Japanese curry roux. All the curry spices are in a form of solid roux resembling a block of baking chocolate. Japanese curry spice is different from Thai or Indian curry, so I'd recommend you to buy the roux from Japanese supermarket or an Asian food isle in your local grocery store (they usually have it). I always add other ingredients so my curry doesn't taste "out of box". I hope you like Japanese curry!
Ground chicken sauteed with soy sauce, mirin, sake, complemented with eggs and green peas over rice. Classic Yakitori restaurant dish.
When I was growing up, yakisoba was lunch menu on weekends and my family used to gather around the Japanese hot plate (indoor griddle) and cook the noodles together. It was my dad's favorite and we didn't mind this repetition either. When I got married, I unconsciously followed the same routine, cooking yakisoba on weekends until my husband told me "Yakisoba again?". However, now the kids love eating yakisoba noodles so this lunch menu started to appear more frequently. Yes, yakisoba is back!
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.