Easy Japanese Recipes


Arroz a la Cubana

Arroz a la Cubana Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Arroz a la cubana (Cuban-style rice) is a Spanish dish consisting of a fried egg, rice, and tomato sauce and it is very popular in the Philippines and parts of South America.  This is a great week night meal since it’s simple and quick to prepare.  When I saw this dish on Skip to Malou, I had to try making it immediately as I have a weak spot for dishes with (runny) fried egg on top of rice.  My children liked it because ground meat is easy for them to eat and digest and it’s tomato based.  Not to mention there are bananas and raisins in it for additional flavors!

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Spicy Shoyu Ramen 醤油ラメーン

Spicy Shoyu Ramen Recipe | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com For the US readers, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  We spent quite a bit of time cooking (& photo shooting) over the long break and our family enjoyed the slow days staying up late watching children’s movies.  I just got back to blogging today so I’ll respond to your questions and comments as soon as I can.  Don’t forget to check the giveaway winners – they are listed at the end of today’s recipe!

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Chicken & Corn Chowder with Roasted Potato

Chicken & Corn Chowder with Roasted Potato Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Here in the US, families are busy getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday as markets are filled with crowd preparing their big meal.  I’ll be spending the holiday with my family so I’ll be taking this Friday off.

If you haven’t had a chance to read my previous posts, you still have time to enter giveaways.  I will see you next Monday when I announce the Giveaway winners.  I wish you all good luck!  Now let’s talk about today’s chowder.

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Kakiage Don かき揚げ丼

Kakiage Don Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I would like to share my gratitude to all my readers who enjoy my posts and tried my recipes.  This week Just One Cookbook has reached 1000 subscribers (Feed readers & Email Subscribers)!  You provide me the encouragement to continue blogging that I would have never imagined myself doing.  It means a lot to me and thank you for your support!  I prepared a little present to share with my readers so I hope you enter the giveaway before you leave my post today. [click to continue…]

Seared Tuna Sashimi (Aburi Toro) 炙りとろ

Seared Tuna Sashimi (Aburi Toro) Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Have you tried otoro sushi (super fatty tuna belly sushi)?  This well-marbled fatty tuna literary melts in your mouth like butter when prepared correctly.  My husband and my favorite sushi restaurant always prepares otoro sushi in two ways for us, one regular and one seared and topped with yuzu extract.  We had been thinking that we should prepare seared tuna on our own since we bought a culinary torch last year with attempt to make crème brûlée (but haven’t had a chance yet).  We finally made it so I want to share how to prepare this super easy seared otoro with you today.

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Japanese Clams (Sake Steamed Clams) Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Our kids had last Friday off from school due to Veteran’s Day so my husband took the day off from work and we went to Monterey for the weekend.  It started off with pretty heavy rain but we had a great time in the aquarium and we also dined at 2 restaurants in Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove.  My husband will be writing the Restaurant Reviews soon on our dining experience.

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Sanma Teriyaki 秋刀魚照り焼き

Sanma Teriyaki Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com My personal friends sometimes ask me if I become friends with any other food bloggers.  I would reply yes and typically they follow up with the question if I have met any of them in person.  The answer is yes, I got to meet up with Kay from My Home Cooked Meals twice when she visited SF this year.  And yesterday, I was also fortunate to meet two new food blogger friends in person, Elisabeth from Food and Thrifts and Joanna of Chic & Gorgeous Treats.

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Borscht Soup Hong Kong Style

Borscht Soup Hong Kong Style Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Yesterday was my husband’s birthday.  Since our birthdays are just one week apart, we used to go to a nice restaurant in San Francisco to celebrate our birthdays together.  After our children were born, we started a new tradition: he prepares my birthday dinner, and a week later I prepare his birthday dinner and we celebrate together with our children.  This year my husband cooked Thomas Keller’s Pork Tenderloin, and I cooked his favorite soup, Borscht Soup Hong Kong Style, as per his request.

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Beef Teriyaki ビーフ照り焼き

Beef Teriyaki Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com It’s hard to believe we only have 2 more months left in 2011.  I feel like I started blogging just a few months ago but it’s been already 10 months since I first started this blogging journey.  Time flies.  I hope everyone is enjoying the autumn weather and excited about upcoming holiday seasons.

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Thomas Keller’s Pork Tenderloin

Thomas Keller's Pork Tenderloin Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Happy Halloween everyone and Happy Birthday to me!  Yep, my birthday is on Halloween, and today’s recipe was prepared by my husband last night as my birthday meal.  He is more foodie than I am in terms of his knowledge on food and restaurants, and he enjoys cooking on special occasions as well as barbecuing on weekends. We had nice pork tenderloin in the fridge so he decided to make a recipe from his favorite cookbook, Thomas Keller’s ad hoc at home.

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