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Addicting sesame dipping sauce

Addicting sesame dipping sauce

                              I cooked steam fish and vegetable in last night and wanted to make sesame paste dipping sauce for the dish. Sesame paste dipping sauce used for Shabu Shabu dish. I know one of the ingredients in the sauce is  sesame...
Tofu Steak with special Teriyaki sauce

Tofu Steak with special Teriyaki sauce

                                  I cooked Tofu steak with special Teriyaki sauce last night. I also made some toddler friendly sushi with this tofu steak for my son. He loves this Special Teriyaki sauce tofu steak. Here is the recipe.
Sekihan (azuki beans rice)

Sekihan (azuki beans rice)

                              Sekihan is red rice in Japanese and it is sticky rice with azuki beans. Sekihan is often served on special occasions such as birthdays, wedding. About Azuki bean It is a small, dried, russet-colored bean with a sweet flavor. You...
Japanese Tsukune (chicken meat ball) with teriyaki sauce

Japanese Tsukune (chicken meat ball) with teriyaki sauce

                                Tsukune is Japanese chicken meatball with teriyaki sauce and served most likely Yakitori style. You cannot grilled Yakitori (skewered chicken) at home unless you have special grill pan at home, but you can cook this meat ball at home...
Chicken Hayashi Rice - Japanese style Japanese tomato stew

Chicken Hayashi Rice – Japanese style Japanese tomato stew

                              I cooked my husband’s favorite hayashi rice today. Hayashi Rice is popular western-style dish in Japan and similar as tomato stew.  Usually we cook this dish with roux blocks like Japanese curry, but I cooked this without roux. Photo is...
Japanese sweet tofu dumpling - mitarashi dango

Japanese sweet tofu dumpling – mitarashi dango

                              Last weekend, I cooked one of my favorite sweet – Mitarashi-dango (Japanese sweet dumpling) . Dango is like Japanese style of dumpling made from mochiko (rice flour). Mitarashi dango is the dumpling covered with a sweet soy sauce syrup. My recipe...
Green bean with sesame dressing (gomaae)

Green bean with sesame dressing (gomaae)

                              I like to use Japamese style  sesame dressing (Gomaae) for anyt green vegetable. You can use this dressing for spinach, green vegetable, green beens. It is great for apprtizers. BlogCatalog
Gluten free Chicken Cream Stew

Gluten free Chicken Cream Stew

                              Cream stew is very popular Yōshoku dish (Japanese style western food) consisting of meat and vegetable cooked with the ready-made roux. This is almost same as making Japanese curry. Since I cannot get ready-made roux from Japanese supermarket right now,...
Non-fried Chicken Karaage - oven fried chicken

Non-fried Chicken Karaage – oven fried chicken

                              I introduced non-fried fried Chicken in the other day, but this is another one you can cook with oven. My husband prefer  non-fried fried Chicken but I think this “oven fried chicken” is more like Japanese style fried chicken. Recipe...
Japanese-style meat and potatoes -Nikujaga

Japanese-style meat and potatoes -Nikujaga

                              This dish is comfort food for most of Japanese.  Nikujaga is a simmered, Japanese style meat and potato stew. This dish is one of the dishes men want his wife (girl friend) cook for him according to article in Yahoo...
Non-fried crispy chicken

Non-fried crispy chicken

                                      I love fried chicken and I cooked a a lot when I was in Japan. However after I moved to New York City, I am afraid to cook because we do not have good kitchen exhaust...
Mini Sweet Potato Croquettes

Mini Sweet Potato Croquettes

                                When I was kid, my mom cooked croquettes. Usually A croquette is a small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mashed potatoes, and/or minced meat and vegetables. I used sweet potato instead of mashed potato, and Scorched...