Daily Cooking Quest

Japanese Recipes

Chocolate Mochi Cake

This slightly chewy and springy cake is a must try, so different from the usual cake, but oh so good. It is just the perfect cake alongside a cup of afternoon…

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Braised Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Mushrooms in Soy Sauce

Braising in soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, and dashi stock is a pretty basic Japanese cooking style. You can use any combination of meat and vegetables of your…

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Sake Pound Cake

I can never turn down a good pound cake. It is so simple and yet there are so many varieties of them. A good classic pound cake is always a treat, but sometimes…

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Red Bean Paste with Rice Cooker

I found another good use for my rice cooker, making red bean paste! I usually make this on stove top, but I have been using this recipe since I have had success…

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Miso Mayo Pan Fried Chicken

Here is an easy pan fried chicken recipe, marinated with miso, Japanese mayonnaise, and soy sauce. I prefer to use red miso for this, but white miso, or the…

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Spicy Daikon & Konnyaku

This spicy daikon & konnyaku is a pretty filling side dish, but one with almost no calories, so if you are counting one, this is the perfect side dish for…

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Taro Root Tumbles - 里芋の煮っ転がし

Taro root (satoimo - 里芋) is a tuber plant, about the size of a small fist, with fibrous hair similar to coconut. It has a firm white flesh, very starchy and…

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Menchi Katsu メンチカツ - Deep Fried Ground Meat

Menchi Katsu (メンチカツ) is a deep fried breaded patties made from a mixture of ground meat, typically beef, pork, or a mixture of both, covered with flour, egg,…

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Chocolate Tofu Pudding

Tofu as dessert is not an alien concept for me, after all, I do grow up eating tons of dou hua (soy bean pudding). But I admit that I have never thought of…

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Korokke (コロッケ) - Japanese Croquette

Korokke (コロッケ) is a popular Japanese deep fried dish with potato as its main ingredients. Potato and ground beef is perhaps the most popular incarnation of…

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Ozoni - Soup with Rice Cakes

Ozoni (お雑煮) is Japanese soup with mochi rice cakes. This soup is traditionally prepared as part of osechi or Japanese New Year dishes. There is no de facto…

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Gyuuniku to Yasai no Umani - Simmered Beef and Vegetables

Umani (旨煮) is a Japanese simmered dish, think of it as a stew, of meat and root vegetables in dashi, sake, mirin, and soy sauce. The rule for an umani is pretty…

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