Easy Japanese Recipes

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Spaghetti Meat Sauce

I love spaghetti with meat sauce! Growing up in Japan, I would order spaghetti with meat sauce every time we go to a western restaurant. I have many variation of the meat sauce recipes but this is definitely one of my favorite. Remember to get some fresh Parmesan cheese and grate it right before eating.
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Baby Carrot Beef Rolls

Baby Carrot Beef Rolls

Most of the meat in Japanese markets are pre-sliced, and with the pre-sliced meats Japanese housewives become very creative with "meat rolls". By substituting various ingredients, it's easy to develop different varieties of textures and taste. Other popular rolls include bacon and enoki mushroom. Let me know what's your creation!
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Korokke (Potato & Meat Croquette) コロッケ

Korokke (Potato & Meat Croquette) コロッケ

Korokke (Japanese Croquette) is by far my favorite food that my mom makes. Every time I go back to my home in Japan, or when my mom visits us, I always request her to cook Korokke for me. My mom makes her Korokke without recipes so this is my original recipe that I have developed over the past years, learning from both my mom's method and adjusting the taste and texture to my preference. The Japanese usually enjoy Korokke with Tonkatsu sauce but the Taiwanese use ketchup. Try both and let me know what's your preference.
Korokke (Potato & Meat Croquette) Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce

Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce

Japanese food has many many different type of donburi, ingredients varies from chicken, beef, tempura, to even eel. Today's recipe is a simple beef donburi. The key ingredient is the homemade Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce. If you are tired of making multiple dishes for dinner, try the easy donburi recipe.
Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Sukiyaki すきやき

Sukiyaki すきやき

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.
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Meat Doria ドリア

Meat Doria ドリア

There is something irresistible about the smell of burnt cheese from the oven. One of my favorite open baked cheese dish is Meat Doria. What is Doria? In Japan we call rice gratins "Doria." Doria consists of sauteed ingredients in either white sauce or tomato sauce poured over cooked rice and then baked in oven or oven toaster.
Meat Doria Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Taiwanese Hot Pot and Homemade Meatballs

Taiwanese Hot Pot and Homemade Meatballs

My husband introduced me to the wonderful taste of Taiwanese Satay sauce after we got married. Japanese hotpot is usually cooked in a flavored broth and the food is enjoyed as is. Taiwanese hotpot is different because not only is it cooked in a flavored broth, the food is also dipped into the hotpot dipping sauce after cooking to enjoy. The taste is pretty amazing blending in the perfect amount of spice mixed in with sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar. If you enjoy Thai and other Southeast Asian food, you'll probably love the dipping sauce just like me.
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Pepper Steak with Potatoes

Pepper Steak with Potatoes

Japanese food has a lot of Chinese influence and we often cook "our" version of Chinese food at home. Pepper steak is no exception. During my first year of marriage, my Taiwanese American husband was shocked to see bamboo shoot in my Pepper Steak. Well, bamboo shoot is a typical ingredient in our version of Pepper Steak. This time I added potatoes because I thought the sauce would go well with potatoes. My husband told me, "you are supposed to put bamboo shoot, not potatoes." I told him that's the Japanese version of Pepper Steak, but he didn't believe me until I Googled original Pepper Steak recipe. After being married for 6 years his Chinese taste buds are slowly adapting to the Japanese-Chinese food taste. Well, whatever ingredients you might try, you can cook this dish very fast. Just chop everything before you stir fry and cook quickly over high heat. Before you realize, you are already working on your second bowl of rice. Yum!
Pepper Steak with Potatoes Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com