I show you how to prepare, and pre-cook dried gourd (Kanpyo). Probably many people do not know what Kanpyo is and how to cook it, Japanese people have been using this ingredient for a couple of hundred years. [Read more…] about How to prepare dried Gourd Kanpyo
Tofu originated 2000 years back in some part of ancient China. It is one of the favorite ingredients used in east and south east cuisines. Tofu has an enormous amount of health benefits, like large amounts of proteins and iron. It has [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Cook Japanese Inspired Dishes with Tofu
Udon Japanese noodle soup dish. You may hear the name Udon, before. Udon means noodles in Japanese. I went to Takamatsu this winter. There are famous for Sanuki udon (讃岐うどん). It is a noodle [Read more…] about Udon Japanese noodle soup dish
What is Osechi Ryori?
I wrote Japanese new years food Osechi Ryori before and it is this page. This is my second time writing about Osechi. So it:s been 2 years after I started this blog. I just came back from Japan visit my [Read more…] about Japanese New Years Food Osechi Ryori
I tell you what you need to buy and especially for Japanese cooking.
Why did I say why you need at least one Santoku Kitchen Knife in your household? I had been cooking for many friends and a friend’s houses. They like the food I love to cook for them! But one thing that I do not really like to do is cook at my American friend’s houses. My American friend’s don’t usually have very good knives. [Read more…] about Why You Need a Santoku Kitchen Knife?
Basic Japanese Recipes
This page has many Basic Japanese recipes -Japanese. Why did I put “-Japanese”? Because, Japanese people are good at adopting things and creating a better way. You may analyze some of the Japanese food you see and think “this is not Japanese food” but it actually is.
So I want to separate original Japanese recipes and other Japanese recipes. These are original Japanese recipes. This is what they call it in Japan “Mother’s Taste” or “Comfort food”. These recipes are everyday foods and original Japanese meals.
Because they are original Japanese meals, you are not familiar with some ingredients. I will put here some of what I can buy from the Asian stores in my town. My town is not big town. Not so many big Asian markets out there. Your town would be a different. You may find more ingredients, or you may not find any at all. I will list ingredients that you can buy in U.S. grocery store as much as possible.
Anyway, if you learn the basic Japanese cooking, Japanese cooking is not difficult. Like Japanese culture, buy the season’s freshest ingredients and enjoy the season’s food and cooking!