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Quick Homemade Chashu 簡単チャーシュー

Quick Homemade Chashu 簡単チャーシュー

No bowl of ramen is complete without chashu. Traditional Japanese chashu is typically pork shoulder rolled into a log, tied together with string and stewed. My recipe uses pork belly instead of pork shoulder because I prefer pork belly's layers of textures, from fatty to lean meat. During the cooking process, each layer absorbs the sauce at a slightly different rate and tastes different. The end result is simply ... amazing.
Homemade Chashu Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Braised Carnitas

Braised Carnitas

We love Latino food in our household. Whenever we go to our neighborhood Mexican restaurant, our kids go through the tortilla just like paper shredders. Zoom and it's all gone. This pork carnitas is super yummy and great as party food. All you need to do is prepare the ingredients and have everyone make their own tortilla wrap. Salud!
Braised Carnitas Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi

Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi

Here's another meal in bowl recipe I want to share with you. As you might notice by now with my recipes, Japanese has many many kinds of donburi. We think of something tasty by putting it over rice we create a meal in a bowl. It's great for those night when you do not want prepare 2-3 different dish. Enjoy.
Teriyaki Pork Loin Salad Donburi

Napa Cabbage Gyoza 白菜の餃子

Napa Cabbage Gyoza 白菜の餃子

I always love to challenge myself to make better Gyoza by experimenting with different ingredients and seasonings. What's fun about Gyoza is that you can be creative with its filling. You can wrap any ingredients you like in the Gyoza skin and create your own invention. For the Gyoza recipe today, I added napa cabbage which is not a typical Gyoza ingredient. For this particular recipe you don't need to dip gyoza in any sauce because it has enough seasonings and taste.
Napa Cabbage Gyoza Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Tonjiru 豚汁

Tonjiru 豚汁

Tonjiru is the perfect miso soup to enjoy on a cold and rainy day. The thick broth with pork belly and vegetable warms you up right away at that first sip. Try the Tonjiru recipe and show your friends a new kind of miso soup.
Tonjiru (Pork & Vegetable Miso Soup) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Creamy Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti

Creamy Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti

Japanese loves Italian food and you can find Italian restaurants everywhere all over Japan. Besides following the traditional recipes, sometimes Japanese add their own ingredients into traditional recipes to give the dish a Japanese twist. Try the creamy spaghetti recipe with soy sauce as the secret ingredient. Let me know what you think, to soy sauce or not to soy sauce.
Creamy Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Kakuni (Braised Pork) 角煮

Kakuni (Braised Pork) 角煮

Kakuni is braised pork cooked in sake and soy sauce. There are dishes similar to it in Chinese food as well. After making Kakuni, you can enjoy it many ways. It's great with white rice or can be served as an appetizer as well. You can also put it in ramen and if there are any leftovers, chop it up and cook it in fried rice.
Kakuni (Braised Pork) Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com