Easy Japanese Recipes

Beef

Sukiyaki すきやき

Sukiyaki すきやき

My mom is from Kansai area so even though I grew up in Kanto, we typically eat Sukiyaki Kansai style at home. Kansai style sukiyaki cooks the beef first then the rest of the ingredients as well as the broth is added. By cooking the beef on the cast iron pot, it caramelizes the meat and provides an extra dimension to the taste. Don't buy the ready made Sukiyaki sauce from supermarket since they tend to be too salty. Try making your own sukiyaki broth today.
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Meat Doria ドリア

Meat Doria ドリア

There is something irresistible about the smell of burnt cheese from the oven. One of my favorite open baked cheese dish is Meat Doria. What is Doria? In Japan we call rice gratins "Doria." Doria consists of sauteed ingredients in either white sauce or tomato sauce poured over cooked rice and then baked in oven or oven toaster.
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Taiwanese Hot Pot and Homemade Meatballs

Taiwanese Hot Pot and Homemade Meatballs

My husband introduced me to the wonderful taste of Taiwanese Satay sauce after we got married. Japanese hotpot is usually cooked in a flavored broth and the food is enjoyed as is. Taiwanese hotpot is different because not only is it cooked in a flavored broth, the food is also dipped into the hotpot dipping sauce after cooking to enjoy. The taste is pretty amazing blending in the perfect amount of spice mixed in with sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar. If you enjoy Thai and other Southeast Asian food, you'll probably love the dipping sauce just like me.
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Pepper Steak with Potatoes

Pepper Steak with Potatoes

Japanese food has a lot of Chinese influence and we often cook "our" version of Chinese food at home. Pepper steak is no exception. During my first year of marriage, my Taiwanese American husband was shocked to see bamboo shoot in my Pepper Steak. Well, bamboo shoot is a typical ingredient in our version of Pepper Steak. This time I added potatoes because I thought the sauce would go well with potatoes. My husband told me, "you are supposed to put bamboo shoot, not potatoes." I told him that's the Japanese version of Pepper Steak, but he didn't believe me until I Googled original Pepper Steak recipe. After being married for 6 years his Chinese taste buds are slowly adapting to the Japanese-Chinese food taste. Well, whatever ingredients you might try, you can cook this dish very fast. Just chop everything before you stir fry and cook quickly over high heat. Before you realize, you are already working on your second bowl of rice. Yum!
Pepper Steak with Potatoes Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Spaghetti Meatball

Spaghetti Meatball

My family eat mostly Japanese or Asian food at home, but once in a while I do cook American/western meals. Spaghetti Meatball is our kids' favorite pasta, so for the sake of keeping recipes for my kids, I will add this recipe to my collection. This dish is super easy. It's perfect meal for Monday dinner after having busy weekend.
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Gyudon (Beef Bowl) 牛丼

Gyudon (Beef Bowl) 牛丼

Gyudon recipe (Japanese beef bowl recipe) - Gyudon is a comfort food for Japanese. It can be prepared quickly and it has nutritious ingredients such as beef, onion, eggs, and rice.
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