Shumai Recipe

Shumai originated from Chinese-style dumplings,  but changed to match Japanese taste just like Gyoza.  Shumai are steamed pork fillings stuffed in Shumai …

Tonjiru Recipe

Tonjiru (or Butajiru) is a kind of Miso Soup with pork and a lot of root vegetables such as Gobo (burdock root) …

Carrot Ginger Dressing Recipe

Carrot Ginger Dressing is the dressing used in many Japanese restaurants in the US.  The more American the restaurants are, the more …

Yakisoba Recipe

Yakisoba is Japanese stir fried noodles. It is served with Yakisoba sauce, similar to Tonkatsu or Okonomiyaki sauce.  Yakisoba is usually fried with …

Kinpira Gobo Recipe

Kinpira Gobo is braised burdock root and carrot in a sweet and salty sauce.  This is another mom’s home cooking kind of …

Katsudon Recipe

Katsudon is Tonkatsu (deep-fried pork) and eggs cooked in a sweet and salty broth and placed over rice. Don (donburi) means a …

Takikomi Gohan Recipe

Takikomi Gohan is seasoned steamed rice with meat and vegetables.  It’s also called Gomoku Gohan (5 ingredients rice).  Takikomi Gohan is great freshly …

Onion Salad

Sliced raw onion is often used in dishes such as salads and sandwiches in Japan.  It is great for our Potato Salad, …

Hiyashi Chuka Recipe

Hiyashi Chuka or Reimen are cold Chinese style noodles with a sweet tangy sauce.  Hiyashi Chuka is served at Ramen restaurants in …

Bento Lunch Menu 2

This is the second of our Bento menu series.  Bento is a portable packed meal, usually eaten for lunch in Japan.  You …