Daily Cooking Quest

Japanese Recipes

Red Bean and Strawberry Jelly

I just finished making a batch of azuki an (Japanese sweet red bean paste) and was itching for some azuki an based desserts. I was toying with the idea of…

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Oyako Don - Chicken and Egg on Rice

The literal meaning of oyako don is parent and child rice bowl. The name reflects the fact that both chicken (the parent) and egg (the child) are simmered…

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Ginger Pork Sauté - Butaniku no Shoga-yaki

Imagine thinly sliced pork, cooked in sweet ginger soy sauce until the meat is extra tender and the sauce turns into a glace. Sounds lovely no? And the best…

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Spicy Konnyaku

Konnyaku is a jelly like product made from the root of a yam like plant, a common ingredient in oden and sukiyaki. They are typically sold in blocks wrapped in…

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Gyudon - Japanese Beef Bowl

If you have never tried gyudon (Japanese beef bowl) before, you have no idea what you have been missing. Being one of the basic lunch and bento dish in Japan,…

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Salmon Teriyaki

Anything teriyaki is deceptively easy to make at home I almost never get another one from the restaurant after I master this recipe. All kind of meat goes, from…

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Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms taste great no matter how you prepare them, one of the best thing you can ask from a food, right? One of my favorite way to enjoy these…

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Minced Chicken and Egg Bowl - Soboro Don

Easy to prepare and extremely child friendly, this recipe should be perfect for Moms out there who need to prepare school meal for their kids. The minced…

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Kinpira Gobo with Miso Sesame Seasoning

Burdock kinpira is a rather classic Japanese appetizer. The traditional way is to cook it in sake and mirin instead of honey and miso, but I have a hard time…

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Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

Sesame dressing is probably one of the easiest Japanese salad dressing and it can dress up any humble greens. Though I am using green beans for this post, you…

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Kayaku Gohan - Rice with Chicken and Vegetables

Kayaku gohan is a very simple Japanese rice dish packed with chicken and vegetables that are sure to become an instant favorite. If you have ever tried a…

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Miso Soup

Exceedingly simple to make yet the flavor is so divine. The Japanese breakfast almost always include a bowl of miso soup and I totally can see the appeal. Once…

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