If you have no time to prepare a meal but want to eat Japanese food, you might consider trying this recipe. Cooking time is only about 15 mins! Ingredients (for 2 – 3 servings) 200 g thinly sliced pork or beef 200 g Shirataki (Konnyaku noodles) 1 tub tofu 1 onion 50 mL soy sauce : (A) 50 mL mirin : (A) 50 mL Sake : (A) 50 mL water : (A) Instructions Cut the onion into wedges. Boil the Shirataki for 3 – 4 minutes. Drain the water and cut into bite-size lengths. Cut the sliced meat into bite-size chunks. Place Tofu in a strainer. Leave it for 20~30 […]
Zoni is Traditional Japanese soup with rice cakes and vegetables, which we eat for New Year’s breakfast. Each region has each Zoni. My recipe is Tokyo style as Tokyo is my mum’s hometown. Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1.2 L Dashi broth (See this page to prepare Dashi broth.) 120 g chicken thigh (without skin) with 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp cooking Sake 50 g carrot 50 g Daikon radish 4 small taros 4 Shiitake mushrooms 5 cm kamaboko 2 bunches Japanese mustard spinach Edible clovers for topping (optional) Yuzu peel for topping (optional) 2 tbsp soy sauce : (A) 1 tbsp mirin : (A) Salt for taste 4 […]
Fukujinzuke is a very popular condiment in Japanese cuisine, commonly used as a relish for Japanese curry with a crunchy texture. Although the lotus roots are used in this recipe, other vegetables like celery would work. The name originates from the tale of Seven Lucky Gods. In homage to the name, some varieties of fukujinzuke consist of seven different kinds of vegetables. Ingredients Daikon radish 250 g Cucumber 1 Carrots 40 g Lotus roots 40 g Vinegar 2 tbsp (for soaking the lotus roots) (A) Soy sauce 4 tbsp (A) Mirin 3 tbsp (A) Sugar 1.5 tbsp (A) Rice vinegar 1 tbsp (A) Sake 1 tbsp (A) Shredded ginger 20 […]
Kenchin-jiru is a sort of Buddhist cuisine, Japanese vegetarian or vegan cuisine based on Buddhism. It’s soy flavoured Kombu kelp-based soup with many vegetables for ingredients including root vegetables. Basically, no animal-derived foods are used in this soup. However, some people add chicken or pork. Ingredients (for 4-5 servings) Taro 200 g Carrot 100 g Daikon radish 100 g Gobo 100 g Green onion 1 stick Konnyaku 1 sheet Tofu 1 Sesame oil 1 tbsp Dashi broth (kombu kelp only preferred) 1000 mL Sake 3 tbsp Soy sauce 2 tbsp Instructions Cut the carrot and the daikon radish into 5 mm thick quarter slice. Peel the taro skin and cut […]
Simmered daikon radish with squid is my dad’s favourite food, so my mum used to cook it quite often. It wasn’t my favourite, as the squids were too chewy. If you don’t like squids because they are hard to chew, try this recipe. They are very soft and mild. Ingredients (For 4 servings) 1 whole body of squid 450 g of white Daikon radish Water that has been to used to wash rice (otherwise 2 tbsp of flour + 100 mL of water) (A) 300 mL of Dashi broth (otherwise 300 mL of water and 1.5 tsp of Dashi powder) (A) 2 tbsp of soy sauce (A) 2 tbsp of mirin […]
Tonjiru is a kind of miso soup, simmered with pork and vegetables. It has more ingredients than that of miso soup that you may know. My mum used to cook it in the cold winter. Ingredients (4 servings) 200 g of thinly sliced pork rib 1/2 carrot (about 100 g) 1/2 onion (about 100 g) 1/4 white daikon radish 1/2 gobo (burdock root) 1/2 tofu or atsuage (thick deep fried tofu) I used atsuage this time. 100 g of konnyaku 1 tbsp of vegetable oil 1000 mL of Dashi broth (otherwise 1000 mL of water and 1tbsp of Dashi powder) (A) 1 tbsp of soy sauce (A) 3-4 tbsp of […]
Pacific saury is typical fish in autumn. If you want to cook your own sushi, but cooking sushi is difficult, you might consider trying this recipe. You can use mackerel instead of Pacific saury. Ingredients (for 4 sticks) 4 fillets of Pacific saury (if any, you can use mackerel fillets.) 50 g of pickled ginger (otherwise 50 g of chopped ginger) 6 leaves of Oba (optional) 3 tbsp of roasted sesame seeds 500 g of freshly cooked rice (A) 40 mL of rice vinegar (A) 1.5 tbsp of sugar (A) 1/2 tsp of salt lemon juice (optional) Instructions Chop the Oba and pickled ginger. Mix the condiments (A). Add the […]
Without a doubt, Sushi is one of the most well-known Japanese cuisines. Let’s learn how to prepare Norimaki today. For ingredients, I used sea bream sashimi and fresh basil. You can also enjoy kanikama crab sticks and avocado rolls. Ingredients (5~6 Nori rolls) Cooked Sushi rice: approx. 700 g Nori: 5~6 sheets (B) Fish for Sashimi (I used sea bream fillet here): 1/4 fillet (B) Fresh basil leaves: 6 (C) Avocado: 1 (C) Kanikama crab sticks: 4 Nori: 5~6 sheets Instructions Prepare the Sushi rice. (to learn how to prepare the Sushi rice, check this page). Cut the sea bream fillet into sticks. Soak the basil leaves in water. Slice […]
Onsen Tamago is a Japanese egg originally cooked in hot springs, where the white has a soft and unique texture. You can enjoy Onsen Tamago with soy sauce and freshly cooked rice as a part of breakfast. Also, you can enjoy as toppings for gyudon, curry rice. Ingredients Egg: as many as you want. Water Instructions Pour some water into a saucepan. Heat it until it comes to a boil. Place some eggs in the saucepan and turn the heat off. Leave it for 15 minutes without a lid. Soak the eggs in cold water.
I can eat pickled zucchini endlessly. You can also prepare some for your BBQ party. The quickly pickled zucchini will be a good friend of grilled meat! Ingredients Zucchini: 1 Salt: 1~2 tsp Rice vinegar: 1~2 tbsp Sliced red chilli pepper: 2 dashes Instruction Cut the zucchini into round thin slices. If you slice it very thinly, you can prepare it faster. Put in the zucchini in a plastic bag. Add salt, rice vinegar and sliced red chilli peppers in it. Let it rest in a fridge for at least 30 minutes until it becomes tender.