Easy Japanese Recipes

Noodles & Pasta

Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Spaghetti Meat Sauce

I love spaghetti with meat sauce! Growing up in Japan, I would order spaghetti with meat sauce every time we go to a western restaurant. I have many variation of the meat sauce recipes but this is definitely one of my favorite. Remember to get some fresh Parmesan cheese and grate it right before eating.
Spaghetti Meat Sauce III

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Japanese call Chicken Cacciatore "Chicken Tomato Ni (チキンのトマト煮)" and it is actually a pretty common home cooked meal in Japan. My kids love this dish and it's one of our favorite comfort food. I am sure if my recipe follows the authentic Italian method but I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
Chicken Cacciatore

Kitsune Udon きつねうどん

Kitsune Udon きつねうどん

I caught a slight cold over the weekend and wanted some warm comfort food. In Japan, instead of chicken noodle we eat simple kitsune udon to recover our strength. Sipping the natural dashi broth and enjoying the warm udon noodles, I think I already feel better.
Kitsune Udon | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Yakisoba 焼きそば

Yakisoba 焼きそば

When I was growing up, yakisoba was lunch menu on weekends and my family used to gather around the Japanese hot plate (indoor griddle) and cook the noodles together. It was my dad's favorite and we didn't mind this repetition either. When I got married, I unconsciously followed the same routine, cooking yakisoba on weekends until my husband told me "Yakisoba again?". However, now the kids love eating yakisoba noodles so this lunch menu started to appear more frequently. Yes, yakisoba is back!
Yakisoba Recipe | 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

Napa Cabbage Cream Penne

Napa Cabbage Cream Penne

I believe different types of dish has the power to change how people feel. When it's hot and sunny outside, the cool crisp salad tastes extra refreshing. Personally, whenever the weather is cold and raining I always crave some comfort food. This easy to prepare cream penne pasta will quickly warm you up. It's easy and simple but it tastes goooood! My kids had seconds or thirds and they both said "Hmmmm it's yummy!!" Think bacon, pasta, cabbage, and cheese broiled in the oil.
Napa Cabbage Cream Penne Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Yaki Udon 焼きうどん

Yaki Udon 焼きうどん

Yaki Udon is stir fried udon noodles and the sauce used to flavor the dish varies depending on the household. My mom uses Mentsuyu as main flavor, so I cook Yaki Udon same way. I remember my mom never measures her ingredients but her Yaki Udon always turns out delicious. Yaki Udon is a quick and easy dish to make with typical ingredients you might already have in the fridge.
Yaki Udon Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com