Classic Japanese Yoshoku recipe, savory chicken ketchup fried rice wrapped in a thin layer of egg.
Classic Japanese breakfast and bento food item, golden savory egg omelette with dashi and soy sauce.
Easy Asazuke (Tsukemono) recipe, Tokyo turnip marinated with yuzu, chili pepper, and kombu (kelp).
Classic Japanese side dish, boiled spinach marinated in light soy and garnished with bonito flakes. Very simple and quick to prepare.
Simple Japanese stir fry vegetable dish with julienned burdock root and carrot in soy sauce.
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.
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.
One of the very popular dish you will find in Japanese western diners is "wafu hambagu" (Japanese style hamburger steak). It is basically the burger patties without the bun and usually accompanied by a soy based glaze. This tofu and chicken burger steak recipe is very healthy and easy to make. The mixture of tofu and ground chicken makes this burger patties extremely juicy and moist and goes perfectly with just a bit of soy glaze. Sick of bacon and cheese burger? Try this chicken & tofu burger steak tonight!
Ponzu sauce is very versatile, it's probably best known as the dipping sauce for Japanese shabu shabu. It's also popular with thinly sliced halibut or sea bream sashimi. I enjoy experimenting with ponzu sauce and found it goes really well with pan fried eggplants. Garnish with shiso to add more complexity to this delicious vegetarian recipe.
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.