Daily Cooking Quest

Japanese Recipes

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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Custard Pudding

Today is Christmas Eve, people. And before I forget, let me wish you all a very happy holiday. I hope you all get to spend some quality time with loved ones.…

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Baked Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings

When the temperature dips, I love busying myself in the kitchen because: (1) baking is easy, mostly prep work, and the rest, I can sit back and relax with a cup…

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Hambaagu - Japanese Hamburger Steak

Hambaagu (ハンバーグ) is Japanese interpretation of Salisbury steak. Unlike the original Salisbury steak though, hambaagu is made with a combination of beef and…

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Matcha Pound Cake

I love pound cakes, they are so easy to make and always make a good choice for an afternoon tea :) And if, like me, you happen to be both a pound cake and a…

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Ebi Dango no Sumashi-Jiru - Shrimp Balls Soup

Sumashi-jiru (すまし汁) is a Japanese clear soup, as opposed to miso-shiru(みそ汁) which of course is cloudy due to the addition of miso paste into the soup.…

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Mebaru no Nitsuke - Simmered Rock Fish

Nitsuke (煮つけ) is a Japanese cooking technique to infuse food with soy sauce and sugar. If you are okay with eating whole fish - I know that most Westerners are…

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Radisshu no Amazu-zuke - Sweet Vinegared Radish Pickle

Amazu-zuke (甘酢漬け) is a Japanese technique of pickling fresh vegetables in sugar and rice vinegar. The most well known example of an amazu-zuke is gari, or…

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Tempura

Prepare your own tempura batter at home with only egg yolk, ice water, and all-purpose flour. And learn the technique to create crispy and light tempura.

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Kabocha to Atsuage no Nimono - Simmered Kabocha and Deep Fried Tofu

Nimono (煮物) is a basic Japanese cooking technique in which the ingredients are simmered in soup stock - typically dashi - and further seasoned with soy sauce,…

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Gyuuniku no Tataki - Quick Seared Beef

A tataki is a quick seared dishes served with a dipping sauce, and often considered as a sashimi dish. Since it is a quick seared, try to cook the beef to rare…

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