Easy Japanese Recipes


Coffee Jelly コーヒーゼリー

Coffee Jelly Recipe | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com Coffee Jelly (コーヒーゼリー) is a refreshing Japanese dessert which is popular in Japan as well as in some other Asian countries.  It’s usually made of black coffee, gelatin powder, and sugar, but today I used agar agar powder instead of gelatin to make it vegetarian friendly.

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Akazuki Japanese Goods Giveaway

Akazuki Shop Giveaway 2014

If you like Japanese tea ware and tableware, bento lunch box, Japanese arts,  stationery, and Japanese sweets, you will enjoy shopping at Akazuki Japanese Goods Shop!  They sell original Japanese goods and items from Japan online at an affordable price and ship everywhere in the world!  What’s the good news?  My friend Fabien who runs Akazuki Shop is giving away 3 prizes to Just One Cookbook readers!

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Yakitori 焼き鳥

Yakitori | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Yakitori (焼き鳥) literally means grilled chicken and also refers to skewered food in general.  Yakitori is commonly made with bite-sized pieces of chicken meat, chicken offal, or other meats and vegetables skewered on a bamboo stick and grilled over binchōtan charcoal.  Yakitori are usually available in izakaya restaurants (Japanese tapas) and as well as specialty yakitori restaurants that offers these tasty skewers along with alcoholic beverages.

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Beef Curry ビーフカレー

Beef Curry | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Japanese Curry Rice or Karē Raisu (カレーライス) is extremely popular dish for all ages in Japan and it is considered one of the country’s national dishes along with ramen and gyoza!  This beef curry dish takes a bit of preparation but the end result is super delicious!

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Tuna Tataki キハダ鮪のたたき

Tuna Tataki | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Tuna Tataki (キハダ鮪のたたき) is a yellowfin/ahi tuna lightly seared and serve rare with citrus base soy sauce.  It’s very easy and quick to prepare, and it is a light yet flavorful appetizer to start a meal.

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Royal Milk Tea ロイヤルミルクティー

Royal Milk Tea | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Have you ever heard of Royal Milk Tea (ロイヤルミルクティー) before?  It sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  It is really popular in Japan and typically available on the cafe menus, and you can also find bottles of royal milk tea in vending machines and convenience stores.

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Ten Don 天丼

Tempura Donburi | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Ten Don is a short name for Tempura Donburi (天ぷら丼ぶり), and it is usually written as Tendon (天丼).  If you are in Japan and see Tendon on the menu, don’t worry, it’s not “connective tissue” that’s being served :)

Like many of you, my family enjoys tempura and typically it’s dipped in tsu-yu or simply salt.  Today I want to introduce you to another way to enjoy tempura.

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Anmitsu フルーツ白玉クリームあんみつ

Anmitsu | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Anmitsu (あんみつ) is a summer dessert (but why don’t we enjoy all year around?) made of small cubes of agar agar jelly, sweet azuki bean paste, mochi, a variety of fruits, ice cream, and boiled peas.  It’s usually served with black sugar syrup called kuromitu that you pour onto the jelly before eating.

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Crispy Salmon 鮭フライ

Crispy Salmon | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Crispy Salmon (Salmon Katsu, 鮭フライ) is a great alternative to my Cripsy Baked Chicken (aka Chicken Katsu) if you love seafood.  My mom used to make this often growing up but she deep fried it.  With the trend of eating healthier meals and simpler cooking methods, I made the baked version of my mom’s recipe.

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