Japanese Recipes

Japanese Cold Tofu Salad

I thought I would make one of the most popular summer side dish (it goes very well with beer, especially in the hot humid Japanese summer). It’s really simple to make, it’s healthy, and best of all, it tastes really…

Ginger

Fresh ginger is definitely one of the most essential ingredients when I cook Japanese food. You can buy it fresh for about a dollar per stick at most grocery stores nowadays. I use it often in my cooking, but I…

Beef Bowl

For those of you that have ever lived in Japan, you would know that beef bowl is like Japanese version of fast-food. Yoshinoya, by far the most popular venue, is like McDonalds (though I think most of my friends prefered…

Mentaiko Pasta

This morning, I was hungry, so I ended up eating a big pastrami sandwich. I thought that should hold me off for a while, but by 11am, I was hungry again. To make up for not having that carb last…

Shrimp

I think most people do this, but I usually buy a big pack of meat, divide them into two servings and freeze them, instead of buying a small portion and going to the grocery store every day. I used to…

Miso Soup

 I probably eat miso soup two to three times a week. It’s one of those things that I make on the side as I make a main dish. It’s easy to make, and very good after night of hard drinking.IN…

Storing tofu

When you buy a pack of tofu, and only use a quarter or half of it, you want to store the tofu back into the fridge in the best condition possible. Then you will be able to use it later…

Japanese Hamburger

 I would make Japanese hamburger. The photo didn’t turn out that appetizing, but this is probably my wife’s favorite dish.IN JAPANESE: HamburgCATEGORY: MeatCOOKING METHOD: GrilledDIFFICULTY: DifficultSERVES: 4 peopleLENGTH OF TIME: 45 min INGREDIENTS:[burgers]3/4 lb beef1/4 lb pork1/2 onion chopped1 egg…

Italian Fried Rice

Speaking of unique food, here’s a dish that sounds interesting. In Japan, a lot of little cafe offer this dish as chicken rice. You usually find this inside an egg omlet in Japan (called Omu-rice). I never had any particular…

Grilled Salmon

Salmon is popular in japan, but we usually get the Atlantic salmon. It’s cheaper and tastes better, in our opinion. This grilled salmon is a popular breakfast dish. If you go to Denny’s in Japan, you can order it for…

Asparagus & Bacon

It’s still the asparagus season, so today I’ll introduce an easy but tasty side dish using asparagus.IN JAPANESE: Asparagus to BaconCATEGORY: Meat, Side dishCOOKING METHOD: StirfryDIFFICULTY: MediumSERVES: 2 peopleLENGTH OF TIME: 10 min INGREDIENTS:3-4 slices of bacon6-8 sticks of asparagussome…