japanese

  1. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Japanese Onigirazu - Japanese Rice Sandwiches

    I discovered this idea quite by accident while surfing around on You Tube, and decided to create my own Onigirazu — basically sushi rice wrapped with a nori sheet to form a pocket, with whatever inside the rice that stirs your fancy. It’s something new in the world of Japanese eating, and so...
  2. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Breakfast in Japan: Oyakodon

    I derived this from J. Kenji Alt-Lopez's YouTube cooking videos he's putting up recently. Apparently, the term "oyakodon" relates to "parent and child" - the name sounds like a derivative of a prescription painkiller, however. The parent is chicken, the child is the egg. (The egg in this...
  3. C

    Recipe Sake Teriyaki Marinade

    This was last nights dinner. DH marinated chicken wings, and then grilled them. He then boiled the leftover marinade, and we used it to dip the wings. Very tasty with a slight tang. Sake Teriyaki Marinade 1/3 cup sake 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 TB. honey 2...
  4. J

    Japanese knife (or German)

    Hi. So im looking at spending a little bit of money...maybe £200 of 2-3 knives. Was very close to purchasing some Dalsrong knives from Amazon but a few reviews were very negative online, despite Amazons high reviews. Are these really bad option? im a keen home cook at best but want something to...
  5. pinkcherrychef

    What is your favorite Japanese dish?

    One of my favorite cuisines besides middle Eastern food is Japanese food. On this thread I would like us to discuss our favorite Japanese dish. Tell us why you like it and what makes it so special? Perhaps you don't have a favorite but you have a recipe you really want to try out. Tell us why...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Japanese Dairy Free Milk Pudding

    So not having been able to find the ingredients I needed for the milk pudding I had planned to do, I thought I might search out another recipe and low and behold I also can't locate all of the ingredients for it either! But I rather like the looks and simplicity of this traditionally dairy free...
  7. C

    Recipe Japanese Melon bread (Melon Ban)

    Ingredients For the bread 150g of Bread flour 1 Tablespoon of fat-free milk powder 2 Tablespoons of egg (A) 1 teaspoon of dry yeast (A) 2 Tablespoons of sugar (A) 55cc of warm water (B) 30g of butter (B) a pinch of salt For the cookie 100g of flour 30g of butter 2 Tablespoon of caster sugar...
  8. cupcakechef

    Recipe Japanese Korokke

    Japanese "Korokke" are very much like croquettes that we would have elsewhere in the world! They're a favorite of mine to eat but I've never made them. Here's a recipe I found online (original source here: http://www.food.com/recipe/japanese-meat-and-potato-korokke-164690) Ingredients 1 lb...
  9. cupcakechef

    Recipe Japanese Mushroom, Tofu & Vermicelli Noodle Soup

    Original source here: http://www.daringgourmet.com/2013/02/16/mushroom-tofu-and-vermicelli-soup/ Thought it sounded like a yummy winter warmer - and so simple, too! Ingredients 4 cups chicken stock (vegetarian/vegan: use vegetable broth) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon miso paste 1...
  10. cupcakechef

    Recipe Japanese Gyoza (dumplings)

    One of my favorite Japanese foods and also one of the first Japanese dishes I learned how to make! Ingredients: 400g lean pork mince 1 cup finely shredded cabbage 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3cm...
  11. cupcakechef

    Recipe Okonomiyaki

    One of the most quintessential Japanese dishes to me is Okonomiyaki - which could be best described as a savory Japanese pancake. It's basically your Japanese equivalent to fast food - and it's super popular here! Some of the ingredients could be a bit tricky to get, depending on where you live...
  12. cupcakechef

    The Yakiimo Vans of Japan

    @SatNavSaysStraightOn posted a yummy sounding sweet potato recipe, which made me think about something to tell you all about regarding life in Japan. In wintertime, these little trucks drive around the streets, playing a little melody - they're not an ice cream truck, but a truck selling...
  13. cupcakechef

    Christmas Cake in Japan

    Japan really gets into Christmas - and every year around this time, stores come out with "Kurismasu Keiki" (literally, Christmas Cake!) but it's a little different than what I was used to. I expected a dense, fruit cake when I moved here and heard of the Christmas Cake tradition...but their...
  14. cupcakechef

    Japanese New Year Cuisine

    I would venture to say that the biggest holiday celebration here in Japan is the New Years celebrations - and with the celebration comes all the food, too (like any good celebration, am I right?!) Osechi ryori is what most people in Japan eat at the beginning of the new year. Osechi ryori was...
  15. cupcakechef

    Recipe Kuri Kinton Recipe

    On the topic of seasonal foods, one delicious fall recipe that I learned living here is Kuri Kinton, which is candied chestnuts and sweet potato. It's pretty famous in Japan and since everything is in season right now here it's a great time to try it. Here's the recipe - it might be hard to...
  16. cupcakechef

    Japanese Korokke

    One of my favorite "fast foods" in Japan is korokke. They sell them at the supermarkets here pre-cooked but fresh, and if you sound out the name you might think it sounds like "croquette" which is exactly what it is! We just reheat ours in our toaster oven at home to re-crisp them! There's...
  17. cupcakechef

    Nikuman

    All the talk about pizza pockets has made me think of Nikuman, which are popular here in Japan. You can even buy them at convenience stores! There's the standard ones that have a pork/cabbage type filling: But then there are also other spin off varieties, such as "Pizaman" which is...
  18. cupcakechef

    Okinawan Cuisine

    As well as being literally one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting, Okinawa (the southernmost island of Japan) has one of the longest life expectancies in the world - and a lot of people say that's because of their cuisine! Purple sweet potato is a huge part...
  19. cupcakechef

    Wasabi?

    Who here is a fan of wasabi? If you are a sushi/sashimi lover it's pretty likely that you're familiar with the bright green paste! I made the mistake the first time I tried wasabi of using FAR too much - needless to say I'm not the biggest fan of it these days!
  20. Bakemehappy

    Japanese : Tamagoyaki

    Anyone tried the Japanese omelet that has this interesting square shape? I am having some challenges manipulating the egg to achieve the desired shape while making sure that it does not burn in such a short cooking time. I do not have the long squarish pan to help me shape it the way I want to...
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