Easy Japanese Recipes


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!

If you enjoy cooking Japanese food at home, here are some tableware that would go nicely with the delicious food.

Chawanmushi with Shrimp

To make this popular Chawanmushi recipe on Just One Cookbook, you may want to get these cute Chawanmushi Cups from Akazuki.

Akazuki Products

Or you might be interested in beautiful soup bowls to serve Asari Clam Soup.

Clam Miso Soup | Just One Cookbook.com

Akazuki Shop has these pretty miso soup bowls to dress up your dinner party!

Akazuki Products 3

Now it’s time for GIVEAWAY (worldwide)!

Please read the giveaway rules carefully to enter to win!

First Prize: $50 gift voucher

Enjoy shopping at Akazuki and buy what you like using this $50 gift voucher!


Second Prize: A set of chopsticks

Use them for yourself or give them as a gift – 2 pairs of wooden chopsticks in the gift box!


Third Prize: Three bags of Japanese green tea KitKat! 

Enjoy 3 bags off 12 individual wrapped green tea flavored KitKat bars!


The Rules: This giveaway is worldwide, open for everyone.  The giveaway will be closed on Thursday April 30, 2014, 11: 59 PM PST.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  Three (3) winners will be randomly selected via random.org and announced at the end of this post and contacted via email on Friday May 1, 2013.

Full disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Akazuki.com, Just One Cookbook is not being compensated for promoting this giveaway.

To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell me one Japanese recipe that you wish to see on Just One Cookbook!   

You can maximize your chance to win by entering additional entries below.

Bonus Entry 1: Like Akazuki Japanese Shop on Facebook and leave a new comment on this post saying you are a new follower or already a follower.

Bonus Entry 2: Subscribe to Akazuki Japanese Goods Shop by Email and leave a new comment on this post saying you are a new subscriber or already a subscriber.

Bonus Entry 3: Like Just One Cookbook on Facebook and leave a new comment on this post saying you are a new follower or already a follower.

Bonus Entry 4: Follow Namiko Chen on Google+ and leave a new comment on this post saying that you are a new follower or already a follower.

Bonus Entry 5: Subscribe to Just One Cookbook on YouTube Channel and leave a new comment on this post saying that you are a new subscriber or already a subscriber.

Good luck!

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.

[click to continue…]

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!

[click to continue…]

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.

[click to continue…]

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.

[click to continue…]

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.

[click to continue…]

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.

[click to continue…]

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.

[click to continue…]

Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol. 2

Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol 2 | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

We’re back in the U.S. after spending 8 days in Taiwan and feeling a bit exhausted.  We are used to traveling abroad but it does require more energy and dealing with jet lag (kids waking up at 3 am) is a whole other story.  However, we had a great trip over all and we already miss Taiwan and our family very much.

This is vol. 2 of our Taiwan Trip 2014.  If you missed vol. 1, here’s the link to the post.  First, let’s continue talking about food in Taiwan!  Some of these pictures were shared on my Instagram.

[click to continue…]