Whenever I do have a good craving for a salad, it would most likely be either for a chunky grilled chicken Ceasar or for this simple Japanese kani and mango salad. In fact, this starter would most likely be found on our table whenever we go out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant despite how I […]
Japanese recipes are not limited to just sushi and rice!
I do love tuna sashimi and would prefer it any day over any cooked preparation. I just find well-done tuna too dry for my taste. But to be honest, I do get those seldom moods of taking my tuna for some interesting spin. We’re doing exactly that in this recipe, while keeping our fish still […]
With ‘shoga’ meaning ginger and ‘yaki’ translating to cook or fry, this popular Japanese meat dish means exactly ‘to cook in ginger’. Think of it simply as a less sweet version of the very popular Teriyaki, that lets much more of the ginger flavor to stand out. Though popularly done with pork, the flavors would […]
Happened to see some good 7-bone steaks at the market. These are cross-section cuts from the chuck area, and while being that robustly-flavored, they do tend to be tough if cooked with dry heat. They’re best braised rather than done on the grill. . . before the introduction of sous vide that is. Honestly, I used […]
This savory egg custard of Japanese origin couldn’t be simpler to make. It’s just a mix of eggs, dashi stock, some whole ingredients of your choice, all combined and steamed in tea cups as the term Chawanmushi(“tea cup steam”) directly translates to. Let’s begin by stirring the eggs. Whisk them just enough to evenly incorporate […]