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.
Thinly sliced meat (beef and pork) is essential for authentic Japanese dishes. The quality of meat is very important in Japanese cooking and perhaps a thinly sliced meat allows the eater to savor the meat's flavor and texture more than a thick piece. Try the home cook Japanese recipe with vegetable rolled inside thinly sliced beef.
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.
Yesterday Just One Cookbook was given the "Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award" by a fellow blogger, Beth. Thank you Beth for this wonderful award to me! Everyone please check her website Beth Michelle. Beth shares wonderful food experiences from places she’s visited and her very creative recipes. Fennel And Orange Risotto, can you say [...]
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.