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 …

Dango Recipe

Dango is a general name for small ball-shaped mochi dumplings.  Usually the mochi itself is not sweetened, but toppings and sauces are.  …

Edamame Recipe

Edamame have become so popular outside Japan today.  Edamame is green (young) soy beans in pods.  It is usually served as an …

Oroshi Soba Recipe

Soba (buckwheat) noodles are very popular in Japan and today outside Japan too.  There are many varieties of Soba dishes with different …