Japanese Vegetarian Dishes

Eggplant Miso Soup Traditional Miso Soup Spicy Japanese Slaw Shingjagaimo No Goma Fumiae (New Potatoes in Sesame Sauce)† Shiitake-Kombu Dashi (Mushroom and Seaweed Seasoning Broth) Fried Tofu Noodles, Tofu and Wakami Mushinasu (Steamed Eggplant) Okura No Nibitashi (Okra Stew) Eggplant Miso Soup Yield: 1 servings Ingredients 2 tb Miso 2 Scallions; chopped 1 qt Hot … Read more Japanese Vegetarian Dishes

Western / Japanese Dining Etiquette

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Pre-set dinner settings and utensils upon arrival On the person’s left are: 3 forks (salad, dinner, & dessert) On the person’s right are: 2 spoons (soup & tea) and 1 butter knife Folded individual napkin : On lap signifies you’re beginning to dine On chair signifies you’re excusing yourself from the table On table signifies … Read more Western / Japanese Dining Etiquette

Japanese Sauces

Japanese sauces

Basic Teriyaki Sauce Daikon Sauce Amazu Shoga (Pickled Pink Ginger) Chirizu (Spicy Dipping Sauce for Sashimi) Bulldog Sauce Ponzu (Citrus sauce) Dengaku Miso Amazu (Sweet Vinegar) Cucumber Relish Oil and Vinegar Ginger Dressing Ichiban Dashi Donburi Ni Shiru (Dipping Sauce for Donburi)i Wasabi Sesame Dressingi Japanese Barbecue Sauce Katsuo Dashi (Basic Dashi Stock) Red Bean … Read more Japanese Sauces

Ma Po – Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

Japanese - eggplant dish

Spicy, stir-fried ginger and garlic pork is always delicious but takes on a whole new role when combined with eggplant in in this Ma Po Eggplant recipe. A member of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) Japanese eggplants are related to tomatoes, potatoes and peppers. Japanese eggplant is classified botanically as Solanum melongena and is the Western … Read more Ma Po – Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu Ramen is special because of its complex pork-and-chicken-based broth that gets extra depth of flavor from kombu (seaweed) and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce). Ramen is a Japanese soup dish consisting of†Chinese-style wheat noodles†served in a meat or fish-based†broth. It is often flavored with†soy sauce†or†miso, and uses toppings such as sliced†pork, dried†seaweed,†menma, and†green onions. Nearly … Read more Shoyu Ramen

Chicken Cartilage yakitori recipe (nankotsu)

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Chicken cartilage yakitori are also among the famous skewers in Japan. This chicken part is reach in collagen that helps to strengthen our joints, and helps in digestion. The chicken cartilage is made of strong tissues or bones that are abundant in nutrients and vitamins, like phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. And for those who are … Read more Chicken Cartilage yakitori recipe (nankotsu)

Chicken Heart yakitori recipe (hatsu)

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Chicken heart yakitori are good source of protein, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and other good nutrients needed in our body. It is also low in sodium, but high in cholesterol. Being said, the consumption of this chicken part should be in moderation. If youíre fed up eating juicy chicken thighs, breasts, wings, and other chicken … Read more Chicken Heart yakitori recipe (hatsu)

Chicken Gizzard Yakitori recipe (sunagimo)

what is japanese yakitori

Chicken gizzard or sunagimo is an organ found on the chickenís digestive tract. The chicken gizzard meat is low in fat and contains Vitamin B12 that is good for our brain. Aside from that, gizzard also offers other nutritional benefits to our body. Because of that, chicken gizzard is among the popular food all over … Read more Chicken Gizzard Yakitori recipe (sunagimo)