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Kinpira Stir Fried Carrot

Kinpira Stir Fried Carrot

Do you know that one small carrot supplies nearly three times of your daily recommended amount of vitamin A? What’s more, carrots are more beneficial when they are cooked briefly with oil. So, this is the perfect recipe to enjoy the benefits of carrots! This […]

Pork Tsukune Meatballs with Miso Flavoured Sauce

Pork Tsukune Meatballs with Miso Flavoured Sauce

At yakitori eateries, tsukune, minced chicken meatballs on skewers, is one of the popular choices. Here I created a tsukune style meatball recipe with pork mince, as it’s easier to find pork mince in the UK. For the sauce, I used miso, a traditional Japanese […]

Shiitake Kakiage Tempura

Shiitake Kakiage Tempura

Tempura is one of the dishes that represents Japanese food. Kakiage is a type of tempura made with thinly sliced vegetables. In Japan, we love its extra crispness. It often comes with noodle dishes, such as udon and soba. It’s great with rice, or even […]

Vegetable Okonomiyaki

Vegetable Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese style savoury pancake and one of the most popular street foods. It’s an unpretentious Japanese food and inexpensive to make. Okonomiyaki literally means ‘grill what you like’ in Japanese, and as its name suggests, you can add a variety of ingredients […]

Deep Fried Aubergine with Yuzu Kosho and Sesame Dressing

Deep Fried Aubergine with Yuzu Kosho and Sesame Dressing

Yuzu Kosho is a Japanese condiment made with green chili and yuzu. It can jazz up any dish with its tart taste full of yuzu aroma. Here, I use yuzu kosho to dress deep fried aubergine. It’s a simple recipe with few ingredients, which is […]

Easy Yakitori in A Pan

Easy Yakitori in A Pan

Yakitori is Japanese-style grilled chicken pieces on a skewer. It’s typical bar food and you can find yakitori bars luring punters with smoke and an irresistible smell from their grills. If you want to cook yakitori at home, it’ll be a challenge. They often come […]

Honey and Soy Sauce Flavoured BBQ Chicken

Honey and Soy Sauce Flavoured BBQ Chicken

It’s time for the barbecue! Today, I’m going to show you the star of barbecue recipes, which you can marinade before. Making a slit is the key to this recipe, so that they can be cooked quickly and safely. The marinade sauce goes well with […]

Prawns with Wasabi Flavoured Buttery Soy Sauce

Prawns with Wasabi Flavoured Buttery Soy Sauce

This recipe is quick and easy to cook, yet really tasty. A great starter to impress your guest! Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: for two 150g King Prawns (raw) 2 tbs Plain Flour 30g Butter 30g Spring Onion (sliced diagonally) 2 tsp Soy Sauce ½ tsp […]

Japanese Style Salad with Tofu and Kale

Japanese Style Salad with Tofu and Kale

Tofu (bean curd) and kale salad is super healthy and nutritious. It’s a great dish for vegans, however the Japanese style fried garlic flavoured dressing makes this salad everyone’s favourite! Are you one of those people who knows tofu is good for you but isn’t […]

Easy Peasy Mackerel Rice Bowl

Easy Peasy Mackerel Rice Bowl

It’s a super simple, easy recipe that requires no time. If you have a bowl of cooked rice handy, the only thing you need is to quickly stir-fry all the ingredients and put on the rice! The sliced spring onion is called Shiraga-negi, literally meaning […]


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