Cold ramen noodles topped with nori, shrimp, egg. Dip ramen in warm pork belly and mushrooms soup flavored with Doubanjiang.
Quick and savory homemade dashi with kombu (seaweed) and bonito flakes.
Refreshing fall salad with Daikon (Japanese radish), mizuna, shiso leaf, with ponzu plum dressing. Garnish with Ikura (salmon roe).
Classic Japanese side dish, boiled spinach marinated in light soy and garnished with bonito flakes. Very simple and quick to prepare.
Spicy grilled Japanese eggplant with citrus soy sauce and yuzu pepper. Garnish with bonito flakes and chopped green onion.
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.
Simple and savory tofu miso soup made with dashi stock, wakame (Japanese seaweed), and tofu.
Okonomiyaki (aka Japanese pizza) is a Japanese pancake dish including a variety of ingredients and usually associated with Osaka and Hiroshima areas (West) of Japan. Okonomi means "what you like" and Yaki means "grilled." Regardless of the region and style, the main ingredients is always cabbage. This particular recipe is from my friend who's originally from Hiroshima.
Yaki Udon is stir fried udon noodles and the sauce used to flavor the dish varies depending on the household. My mom uses Mentsuyu as main flavor, so I cook Yaki Udon same way. I remember my mom never measures her ingredients but her Yaki Udon always turns out delicious. Yaki Udon is a quick and easy dish to make with typical ingredients you might already have in the fridge.