Do you enjoy fruitcake during the holiday season? Try making this easy fruitcake recipe as after meal dessert or just as a snack. It goes perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.
I LOVE gratin dish. It's one of my favorites since childhood. As I was wondering what to do with the leftover leek from last week, my fellow blogger Shannon from Living with Umami told me she was going to cook Potato-Leek Gratin. Shannon made the gratin and shared the recipe on her blog. On the same night I also cooked her yummy gratin! It was so good! If you enjoy the recipe please let Shannon know as well.
Update: Pictures updated in August 2012. Spinach or green beans are often dressed in sesame sauce in Japanese cuisine. Goma means sesame seed in Japanese and Goma-ae are dishes prepared with sesame sauce. The delicate texture of freshly ground sesame seeds pairs very well with flavorful vegetables. This is one of the most common Japanese side [...]
Agedashi tofu is usually deep-fried tofu served in dashi-based soup and topped with finely chopped green onion, ginger, grated daikon, and katsuobushi. I've decided to experiment with it by coating the tofu in a teriyaki sauce. My husband absolutely loved the dish and I have a feeling we'll be seeing this more often on our dinner table.
It's difficult to predict what food my kids will like and dislike when I am preparing them, however one ingredient they almost always enjoy regardless of the flavor are chicken drumettes. This Chicken Drumettes recipe enhances the traditional teriyaki flavor by infusing it with orange marmalade. This can also be a great dish to bring next time you have a pot luck party since it's easy to prepare in large quantity.
I was inspired to make the leek and potato soup after browsing on Foodbuzz and found one I really liked. Unfortunately while I was browsing I had accidentally closed the window and I lost the recipe page. After spending some time to look for the recipe, I gave up and decided to experiment on my own. Luckily my entire family all enjoyed it, let me know what you think.
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.
There are quite a few shrimp and celery stir-fried dishes in Asian food menu. This simple stir-fried dish combines tobanjiang with ketchup and creates the perfect sweet and tangy flavor. If you prefer a spicy taste you can add some chili pepper flakes to the recipe.
Red bean is probably by far the most popular ingredients in traditional Japanese sweet. It's use is very versatile and can be served many ways, in an ice bar, with warm mochi, inside taiyaki, etc. Here's a simple recipe on how to make red bean pancake dessert.
My mom is from Kansai area so even though I grew up in Kanto, we typically eat Sukiyaki Kansai style at home. Kansai style sukiyaki cooks the beef first then the rest of the ingredients as well as the broth is added. By cooking the beef on the cast iron pot, it caramelizes the meat and provides an extra dimension to the taste. Don't buy the ready made Sukiyaki sauce from supermarket since they tend to be too salty. Try making your own sukiyaki broth today.
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.
Japanese loves Italian food and you can find Italian restaurants everywhere all over Japan. Besides following the traditional recipes, sometimes Japanese add their own ingredients into traditional recipes to give the dish a Japanese twist. Try the creamy spaghetti recipe with soy sauce as the secret ingredient. Let me know what you think, to soy sauce or not to soy sauce.