Japenese Beef Ramen
In downtown St. Paul there is a small restaurant that serves amazingly good bowls of ‘ramen’ or Japanese noodle soup. It’s called Tanpopo Noodle Shop and it’s delicious. The…
The Best Japanese Chicken Yakitori / Barbecue Recipe
Here's a simple yet delicious Japanese Chicken Yakitori recipe we're sure you'll love! It's the best!
mother and child meal
Ever since my elder child went on to secondary school, with longer school days, he hardly comes home for lunch. Gone were the days when the three of us would chit chat over the lunch table. With extra lessons and activities in the afternoons, I only get to have lunch with his younger brother twice or if I am lucky, three times on a normal school week. I know I shouldn't complaint, but I find it difficult to cook for just the two of us. I am ever so tempted to rely on take-outs instead of…
16 Days of Bento Lunch Boxes - 16日間のお弁当 - Sew in Love
On my last trip to Japan, I was inspired by a daytime cooking show to start making bento box lunches for my husband. I’ve eased myself into it by making…
Korokke (Japanese Potato Croquette)
Okay....my first confession with this is that I had no intention of writing a post about this. These Korokke were a result of me rummaging around the fridge one day, extremely hungry and wanting to find something quick to make. And then I stumbled upon a tupperware of leftover mashed potatoes----something I RARELY…
Basics: Tamagoyaki or Atsuyaki Tamago, Japanese sweet omelette
Tamagoyaki is such a integral part of Japanese food that I am rather kicking myself for not having posted a recipe for it before here. The name _tamagoyaki_ means "fried egg", and the alternate name, _atsuyaki tamago_, means "thick fried egg". (Some books or restaurants erroneously called it just _tamago_, which just means "egg".) A slightly sweet, moist square-shaped egg concoction, tamagoyaki is a bento box staple, as well as being a popular sushi _neta_ (topping). It's also great as a…
Taiyaki (Video) 鯛焼き
A classic street vendor snack in Japan, Taiyaki is a warm fish-shape cake with red bean filling. This waffle-like Japanese snack is very popular at street fairs and festivals in Japan. In this recipe, I'll show you how you can make fresh hot Taiyaki at home.
Omurice Recipe (オムライス) Japanese Omelette Rice
With a fluffy omelette covering a bed of savory sweet chicken fried rice, omurice (オムライス) is a modern Japanese classic that kids love.
Korokke (Japanese Potato and Ground Meat Croquettes)
Crunchy outside, fluffy and a little bit sweet inside. Korokke (コロッケ, potato and ground meat croquette) is a popular Japanese dish.
Do You Know Your Tsukemono? A Guide to Japanese Pickles
Japanese pickles—known collectively as tsukemono—can easily go unnoticed as part of a washoku (traditional Japanese) meal. Yet they've rightfully earned their place as a cornerstone food because they serve an important purpose: Japanese food culture is heavily influenced by principles of balance handed down from kaiseki (the national haute cuisine). Here's how to tell your gari from your umeboshi.