Quick and Easy Japanese Recipes


Sour Cabbage Meat Rolls (Sarma) | Sandra's Easy Cooking

While I’m visiting my in-laws in Taiwan with my family, I’ve asked my long time blogger friends to blog-sit for me like asking a good friend to house sit when you go on vacation.  They have prepared wonderful holiday recipes for Just One Cookbook readers so I hope you will enjoy reading their recipes.  My blog sitter today is Sandra of Sandra’s Easy Cooking.
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Chawanmushi with Shrimp えび茶碗蒸し

Chawanmushi with Shrimp Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Chawanmushi is a savory egg custard dish which served as an appetizer in Japanese restaurants.  It literary means ‘steamed in a tea bowl/cup’ (Chawan = tea bowl/cup, -Mushi =steamed in something).  Typically Chawanmushi includes ginkgo nuts, shiitake mushrooms, fish cake (kamaboko) filled with an egg mixture flavored with dashi stock, soy sauce, and mirin.  I often put shrimp in Chawanmushi because it looks pretty when shrimp’s orange/red color peeks from top of the egg custard.  My signature recipe for this dish includes ikura (salmon roe) and uni (sea urchin) on top of the Chawanmushi.  It’s our favorite way to eat Chawanmushi and I hope you give it a try!

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Shabu Shabu しゃぶしゃぶ

Shabu Shabu Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Can you believe that it’s already December?  For me personally, this year feels like it went by way too quickly.  It definitely doesn’t feel like I’ve been blogging for almost one year!  Seems like I was just asking my friends what I should name my blog a few months ago.  With my two children taking up most of my time during the day and blogging at night, each day/week/month seems to just fly by.  For better or worse, I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season.  It’s the time for friends and family to get together and what’s the best Japanese meal for this occasion?  It’s Shabu Shabu!

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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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