Easy Japanese Recipes

Main Dishes

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

Baby Carrot Beef Rolls

Baby Carrot Beef Rolls

Most of the meat in Japanese markets are pre-sliced, and with the pre-sliced meats Japanese housewives become very creative with "meat rolls". By substituting various ingredients, it's easy to develop different varieties of textures and taste. Other popular rolls include bacon and enoki mushroom. Let me know what's your creation!
Baby Carrot Beef Rolls 8

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

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

Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

It amazing how fast 2011 has passing by so far, just with a blink of an eye and summer is just around the corner. Since the weather has been amazing, I want to share a delicious salmon salad with you. It's perfect for that weekend lunch in the backyard and to enjoy with a bottle of white wine and some warm bread and butter.
Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Chicken with Garlic Onion Sauce

Chicken with Garlic Onion Sauce

Once again, here is Nami's quick meal special. With the two kids, sometimes it's just hard to make complicated meal while trying to keep up with my day job as a full time mom. Here's a quick and delicious chicken recipe for those hectic mommy days.
Chicken with Garlic Onion Sauce Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Korokke (Potato & Meat Croquette) コロッケ

Korokke (Potato & Meat Croquette) コロッケ

Korokke (Japanese Croquette) is by far my favorite food that my mom makes. Every time I go back to my home in Japan, or when my mom visits us, I always request her to cook Korokke for me. My mom makes her Korokke without recipes so this is my original recipe that I have developed over the past years, learning from both my mom's method and adjusting the taste and texture to my preference. The Japanese usually enjoy Korokke with Tonkatsu sauce but the Taiwanese use ketchup. Try both and let me know what's your preference.
Korokke (Potato & Meat Croquette) Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce

Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce

Japanese food has many many different type of donburi, ingredients varies from chicken, beef, tempura, to even eel. Today's recipe is a simple beef donburi. The key ingredient is the homemade Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce. If you are tired of making multiple dishes for dinner, try the easy donburi recipe.
Beef Donburi with Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

I got this recipe from Carolyn who blogs at All Day I Dream About Food. It is simply the best Chicken recipe I found this year. The only mistake I made was not preparing enough chicken because my family ate every single last bite. Try this really delicious chicken recipe today!
Chicken Adobo Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com