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Momofuku Fried Chicken

Momofuku Fried Chicken

As you might have guessed by now, my children loves chicken drumettes and it's true especially for my son. Whenever I make Teba Shio (Japanese Salted Wings) or other Asian styled chicken drumettes for dinner, he always ignores his rice and eats mostly just the drumettes for the meal. This Momofuku drumettes are very simple to prepare and it's extremely tasty. They can be served both as an appetizer or the main course.
Momofuku Chicken Wings

Sesame Dressing 胡麻ドレッシング

Sesame Dressing 胡麻ドレッシング

My son loves homemade sesame dressing more than store-bought pre-made ones. I usually experiment with various recipes and this particular one is my husband's favorite because of the strong vinegar taste. If you prefer really fine and smooth taste, ground the sesame finer. Otherwise it's fine to leave the grounded sesame a bit coarse, it adds a new texture and dimension to the salad.
Sesame Dressing | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Miso Cod (Black Cod with Miso) 西京焼き

Miso Cod (Black Cod with Miso) 西京焼き

My children loves fish. Lately our family tradition is going to the Japanese market together on a Saturday afternoon and picking out the sashimi we'll enjoy together for dinner that night. They love everything, and I do mean everything, tuna, yellowtail, sea bream, halibut, scallop, and amberjack. Among the cooked fish recipes, saikyo yaki style is their favorite. The sweet miso flavor combined with buttery flesh, it's almost like miso butter that melts in your mouth.
Black Cod with Miso

Kabocha Pork Stir Fry

Kabocha Pork Stir Fry

It's the beginning of fall and various pumpkin recipes are starting to appear on websites and magazine. It made me think of sharing this easy and quick Kobocha recipe today. Kabocha is sometimes referred to as Japanese pumpkin or Kabocha squash in the US. It's a very nutritious vegetable with a very sweet flavor, even sweeter than butternut squash and it is rich in beta carotene. I used Korean seasoning called Gochujuang (hot pepper paste) for flavoring this dish.
Kabocha Pork Stir Fry

Winner of CBS SF Most Valuable Blogger Awards and Broiled Salmon & Salmon Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Making broiled salmon is much easier than most people think, simply pre-heat toaster oven to 400 degrees and bake it for 25-30 min. Our family signature sauce with broiled salmon is yuzu soy sauce. The citrus soy taste blends perfectly with fatty salmon and white rice. With the leftover salmon, I usually make salmon onigiri and enjoy them the next day with my children for lunch.
Broiled Salmon & Salmon Onigiri

Chicken & Tofu Burger Steak 豆腐ハンバーグ

Chicken & Tofu Burger Steak 豆腐ハンバーグ

One of the very popular dish you will find in Japanese western diners is "wafu hambagu" (Japanese style hamburger steak). It is basically the burger patties without the bun and usually accompanied by a soy based glaze. This tofu and chicken burger steak recipe is very healthy and easy to make. The mixture of tofu and ground chicken makes this burger patties extremely juicy and moist and goes perfectly with just a bit of soy glaze. Sick of bacon and cheese burger? Try this chicken & tofu burger steak tonight!
Chicken & Tofu Hamburger Steak II

Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce

Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce

Ponzu sauce is very versatile, it's probably best known as the dipping sauce for Japanese shabu shabu. It's also popular with thinly sliced halibut or sea bream sashimi. I enjoy experimenting with ponzu sauce and found it goes really well with pan fried eggplants. Garnish with shiso to add more complexity to this delicious vegetarian recipe.
Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce

Bee’s Cookbook Review & Lemon Chicken

Bee’s Cookbook Review & Lemon Chicken

I was lucky enough to be selected to review Bee's Easy Chinese Recipes cookbook and I loved it. I always wanted to cook more Chinese dishes and it contains some of my husband's favorites. I made lemon chicken from the cookbook and the instructions were very simple to follow and the result was delicious!
Lemon Chicken