Easy Japanese Recipes

Autumn/Fall

Chicken Curry チキンカレー

Chicken Curry チキンカレー

In Japan, when the weather is warm we feel like we want to eat a spicy dish like curry. The weather has been warm in the San Francisco area and my Japanese friend had requested that I post a curry recipe. This chicken curry recipe received the stamp of approval from my family and it is super yummy!
Chicken Curry

Gobo and Miso Takikomi Gohan 牛蒡と味噌の炊き込みご飯

Takikomi Gohan is a Japanese rice dish seasoned with soy sauce. In Japan, depending on season, we add different kinds of vegetable, meat, and mushrooms so you get extra nutrition instead of just plain white rice. People are always creative in regards to the ingredients they put in. If you are tired of just plain rice, I hope you will add this recipe to your repertoire.
Gobo and Miso Takikomi Gohan | 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

Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing & Egg Drop Soup

Today's recipe is actually 2 dishes, you make salad and you get a free soup! If you enjoy eating Shabu Shabu or like Ponzu, I'm sure you'll like this salad. Typically shabu shabu restaurants in the US only serve beef slices, but in Japan pork slices are also very popular. Ponzu goes really well with pork slices and it also makes the perfect healthy dressing since very little oil is used.
Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Potato & Leek Soup

Potato & Leek Soup

I was inspired to make the leek and potato soup after browsing on Foodbuzz and found one I really liked. Unfortunately while I was browsing I had accidentally closed the window and I lost the recipe page. After spending some time to look for the recipe, I gave up and decided to experiment on my own. Luckily my entire family all enjoyed it, let me know what you think.
Potato & Leek Soup Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

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.
Sukiyaki New

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.
Meat Doria Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

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.
Taiwanese Hot Pot and Homemade Meatballs | JustOneCookbook.com

White Stew ホワイトシチュー

White Stew ホワイトシチュー

Stew/Curry type of rice dish are very popular in Japan. These dish are usually very easy to prepare and can serve a large party of people. White stew makes great comfort food and you can always freeze the leftover for another rainy day. If you've tried white stew before without tuna, try it again with tuna next time.
White Stew | 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