I'll start throwing in some of the basic + necessary ingredients you'll need to cook amazing Japanese dishes here!
Here in San Francisco, I'm lucky enough to have a Japanese market. Every 29th of this month, thin sliced meat is 20 percent off. We buy 5 to 7 packs of meat and freeze them all. What to do with thin sliced beef? Sukiyaki style stew!
For those of you who don't know, sukiyaki is a savory, sweet meat dish. It is usually cooked with a bunch of vegetables, but since I was lazy tonight, I only used meat.
Every Japanese house hold has their own taste of Sukiyaki. Some like it with a very strong salty taste, some like it weaker. People in Kansai like it bold where as Kanto like it more bland. I love it the Kansai style, so keep that in mind!
All you need is:
Belos is my Lekue Steamer. Scroll to read more!
I also experimented with a Lekue (Steamer) to make a similar dish with udon! Even more simple. Simply throw in all these ingredients and put it in the microwave!
All you need for this Lekue Steamer Recipe is:
Something interesting I found on the web this morning.
Girls in Japan are no longer using the peace sign when posing for photos. Now, it's the "Cavity Pose"!
What do you think?
As always, the most popular recipe on this blog! I served it to my guests the other night and everyone loved it.
Click here for the recipe!
Instant noodles don't have to look "cheap".
Add delicious toppings to make it a proper, healthy, satisfying meal!
How simple can it be?
All I used was:
I've heard many of my girl friends talk about this dish here in San Francisco. Some say it's great with a drizzle of honey. Some like to add dried berries. The best thing about this dish is that it's customizable!
Tell me more about your customization if you have any :)
Seems like teriyaki chicken is a very popular Japanese dish here in the United States.
I never really grew up eating it, but I've learnt to love it. It's just so simple and easy. A simple stir fry is all you need sometimes.
Here's a super simple recipe I use. All you need is:
Heat the chicken, add the veggies and add the sauce! That's it :)
I usually serve this dish with Japanese rice and miso soup. Perfect!
Going to an International school as a kid, I was exposed to lots of foods from all around the world! Our school had an annual Food Fair where parents and faculty would have booths representing their home country; my favourite booth was the Swedish one! They had the delicious Swedish pancakes. Today, I decided to make some myself!
The pancakes turned out great. The way I was taught to eat these thin crepe like pancakes were: wrap w/ jam and sprinkle some sugar, roll it up and cut into pieces. Some of my friends loved to put on whipped cream, other fruits, honey or sugar. Today, I cut up some strawberries, sprinkled some cinnamon sugar and used some strawberry jam :)
For 10 delicious Swedish pancakes (which is plenty for 2 or 3), you'll need:
For toppings: Fruits, cinnamon, sugar, honey, whipped cream...Anything you like!
If you haven't already checked out my article on Sankeien Garden, a beautiful traditional Japanese garden located in the middle of the city in Yokohama, please do.
Click here for the link, I promise it will soothe your mind :)