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.
Lotus root is an unusual Asian vegetable you don't usually see served in many US restaurants. In Japan, it's often simmered and served as "nimono". Here's my favorite recipe for lotus root, ground pork sandwiched between two slices of fried lotus roots. It's actually quite delicious, give it a try!
I am definitely addicted to good bread and whenever I have great soup or broth, I love dipping pieces of bread and savoring every last drop of the soup. It's still cold in San Francisco in June this year so I want to share a warm comfort recipe before summer comes along. This bouillabaisse is not difficult to prepare but absolutely delish!
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.
As you probably figured out already, Japanese loves deep fried food. The fried food I want to introduce is creamy crab croquette. It's probably the most tedious recipe I've introduced so far but the results are definitely worth it. Once you bite into the crunchy exterior and taste the soft warm cream filling, it's simply delicious.
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.
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!
Takikomi Gohan is a Japanese rice dish seasoned with soy sauce. In Japan, depending on season, we add different kinds of vegetable, meat, and mushrooms so you get extra nutrition instead of just plain white rice. People are always creative in regards to the ingredients they put in. If you are tired of just plain rice, I hope you will add this recipe to your repertoire.
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!
Tonjiru is the perfect miso soup to enjoy on a cold and rainy day. The thick broth with pork belly and vegetable warms you up right away at that first sip. Try the Tonjiru recipe and show your friends a new kind of miso soup.
Today's recipe is actually 2 dishes, you make salad and you get a free soup! If you enjoy eating Shabu Shabu or like Ponzu, I'm sure you'll like this salad. Typically shabu shabu restaurants in the US only serve beef slices, but in Japan pork slices are also very popular. Ponzu goes really well with pork slices and it also makes the perfect healthy dressing since very little oil is used.