Japanese Recipes

Konnyaku with Japanese curry powder closeup

Konnyaku with Japanese curry powder (simple and delicious!)

got a tasty batch of Japanese curry powder that you’d love to use for something different than Japanese curry? consider making these super flavorful curry seasoned konnyaku blocks and you may never see konnyaku the same again!    Japanese curry powder as you may know japanese curry has a different flavor than indian and thai

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tomato pasta recipe - japanese style (with shiokoji)

tomato pasta recipe | japanese style (with shiokoji)

Want a simple and tasty Japanese-style pasta recipe? Well, regardless if you’ve had Japanese-style pasta or not, here is a good one to start with. You only need one key ingredient, can you guess what that might be?    Make your pasta like it’s made in Italy (or Japan!)  It is said that Italian food

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Yasai ankakedonburi (Vegetable rice bowl)

Yasai ankakedonburi (Vegetable rice bowl) 野菜丼

Love a good rice bowl? If not, let this be your first! This could be your new favorite one-dish meal, full of flavor, color and nutrition. This has been on my rotation for years because it’s not only simple to make, but tastes delicious too! You might have read in my previous post about ankake

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Kabocha nimono (Simmered kabocha squash)

Kabocha nimono (Simmered kabocha squash) 南瓜煮物

Nimono (煮物) means ‘simmered thing’ in Japanese. And while most vegetables can be simmered, the inherent sweetness and creaminess naturally found in kabocha makes for one of the best simmered dishes you may ever make. It’s delicious when served warm and also served cold as part of your obento (お弁当 box lunch). This kabocha nimono

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Yakiudon with tofu

Yakiudon with tofu 焼うどん

Today we are making a noodle dish, yakiudon which is a stir-fry noodle dish similar to yakisoba. The huge difference is only the type of noodles that is being used. We made this dish meat-free and used tofu to add more flavor to the dish. Alternatively, you can also add meat or any other vegetables

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Iridoufu with vegetarian dashi stock

Iridoufu 煎り豆腐

Iridoufu is essentially a tofu scramble. You can add all the things you normally might add to an omelette or scrambled egg, and you can even include eggs too. We kept this tofu dish meat-free (vegan) by using vegetable dashi. if you can’t get vegetable dashi, you can use 1/4 tsp-1/2 tsp better than bouillon

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Oyakodon with dashi

Oyakodon with Dashi 親子丼

Today we will make another rice bowl recipe that you can make at home. This time, we will use chicken, egg and of course, steamed rice. What is oyakudon? Oyakudon is a chicken and egg rice bowl wherein the chicken is simmered together with dashi, mirin, and shouyu and then with egg. Its very simple

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