Daily Cooking Quest

Japanese Recipes

Okara Tofu Nuggets

Okara is the leftover soy bean pulp from making soy milk, and while this “waste” is usually thrown away, it can be turned into various delicious…

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15 Minutes Mushroom Teriyaki

15 minutes mushroom teriyaki is a perfect choice when you are busy but still want to enjoy a delicious healthy vegan meal with minimal pantry ingredients.

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Matcha Pound Cake with Adzuki Cream

Matcha (green tea powder) and adzuki (red bean) is a great match in almost anything you can think off, so of course they are going to be a perfect pair in this…

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Matcha Condensed Milk Pound Cake

After so many different pound cake recipes, the one I keep coming back for again and again is this condensed milk pound cake. The pound cake is just so light…

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Chicken Teriyaki

Homemade Japanese teriyaki sauce with soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar. Try using the same teriyaki sauce for chicken, salmon, and even tofu.

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Rock Fish in Butter Ponzu Sauce

Homemade Japanese ponzu sauce with soy sauce, dashi, yuzu/lemon juice, rice vinegar, and mirin. Paired with simple pan-fried fish fillet.

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Sautéed Kale and Shirasu

Kale is one of the vegetables that I have been trying to eat more since it has a higher vitamin and mineral content compared to spinach, which has always been…

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Kyoto Style Tofu and Shimeji in Ankake Sauce

Kyoto cuisine is famous for its delicate subtle flavor, just like this dish. Most of Kyoto dishes rely heavily on a good dashi stock, then subtly flavored with…

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Fried Tofu in Spicy Shimeji Sauce

The spicy shimeji sauce in this recipe is made with a simple mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, sugar, chili sauce (you can use any of your…

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Butternut Nikuman

Asian steam buns with ground pork/meat filling come with many names. It is called rou bao (肉包) in Chinese, nikuman (肉まん) in Japanese, and in Indonesia where I…

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Homemade Ponzu Sauce

Japanese food lovers will sooner or later encounter the so called ponzu sauce. This is the quintessential dipping sauce for many varieties of Japanese food,…

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Spinach and Egg Miso Soup

When miso soup is mentioned, most people will automatically think of wakame and tofu miso soup. But actually there is no rule that you can only make that one…

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