Easy Japanese Recipes

Main Dishes

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

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

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