Easy Japanese Recipes

Main Dishes

Bouillabaisse (French Seafood Stew)

Bouillabaisse (French Seafood Stew)

I am definitely addicted to good bread and whenever I have great soup or broth, I love dipping pieces of bread and savoring every last drop of the soup. It's still cold in San Francisco in June this year so I want to share a warm comfort recipe before summer comes along. This bouillabaisse is not difficult to prepare but absolutely delish!
Bouillabaisse

Spring Rolls with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

Spring Rolls with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

I know I probably say "this recipe is my husband and my favorite recipe" quite a bit, but this spring roll is really one of our favorites. It very quick to prepare since only pork belly has to be cooked. The soft rice paper wrapped around fresh veggie and crunchy pork belly dipped in a citrus soy sauce... it's just perfect.
Spring Rolls with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

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

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