Daily Cooking Quest

Japanese Recipes

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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Goya Chanpuru (ゴーヤーチャンプルー) - Bitter Melon and Egg Stirfry

Chanpuru (チャンプルー) is an Okinawan dish, meaning mixed. Surprisingly the term comes from Indonesian word campur, which of course means mixed! Among the many…

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Matcha Marble Pound Cake

I have tried many pound cake recipes, some good, some great, and this one from King Arthur is one of my favorite. Most of the time, I follow the recipe to a…

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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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