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Easy Japanese Recipes

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Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi ちらし寿司

Easy Chirashi Sushi Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Chirashi Sushi (we call it Chirashizushi in Japan) is a type of sushi.  Although sushi is often misunderstood as just nigiri (a small block of rice topped with a piece of raw fish) or those interestingly named rolls in the US, there are actually many types of sushi in Japan.

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WAFU® Japanese Vinaigrette Review & Giveaway (Closed)

WAFU® Japanese Vinaigrette Review | JustOneCookbook.com A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a Canadian company which sells WAFU® Japanese Vinaigrette to see if I’m interested in sampling their dressing.  The funny thing is this dressing is actually one of my husband’s favorites, so I happily accepted the offer.  This review is based on our own experience and we did not get any compensation from the company other than a dozen of free samples.

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Sunomono (Cucumber Salad)

Sunomono (Cucumber Salad) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com Update: Photos updated in November 2013

This week is ski week (no school) for my son’s school so I’ve been a little bit busier than usual with his activities.  I will keep today’s post simple and short.

Sunomono (or Cucumber Salad) is simple and very easy to prepare in a short time yet this is one of the most popular appetizers you often see at dinner tables in Japan.

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Shumai シウマイ

Shumai Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com I grew up in Yokohama, Japan where one of the main tourist attractions is the biggest Chinatown in Japan.  In fact, one of the local specialties in Yokohama that tourists buy as a souvenir is Shumai.

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Pickled Turnip with Yuzu

Pickled Turnip with Yuzu Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com I had received several requests from some of the readers that they would like to make Tsukemono, Japanese pickles.  In Japan, Tsukemono is always served with steamed rice, and considered as an important garnish or accompaniment for meals.  There are even Tsukemono specialty stores in Japan, where we can buy all different types and varieties.

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Curry Udon カレーうどん

Curry Udon | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Curry Udon has been a popular menu item in Japan for a long time but still not so well known yet in the US.  No worries, nowadays you can buy a box of Japanese Curry Roux at many American supermarkets.  It’s very tasty so I hope you try Japanese curry if you haven’t tried it before.  Japanese curry when compared to Thai or Indian curry is much thicker and the spices are milder.  Some people do make curry roux from scratch and that’s definitely on my to-make list.  But for today it’s going to be a quick curry recipe.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com This week is all about sweets.  I know it’s very unusual for Just One Cookbook to feature sweets recipe since I rarely make desserts at home.  Today I’m sharing Chocolate Covered Strawberries with white chocolate!  But before talking about White Chocolate Covered Strawberries, I want to introduce to my readers my special friend Sau.

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Mom’s Shrimp Ball

 Deep Fried Shrimp Ball | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

While my mom was visiting from Japan during Christmas and New Years, we got to cook together a couple of times.  I invited her to be my guest chef so all I needed to do is to take pictures while she’s cooking.  If you are a food blogger who takes step-by-step pictures of cooking for every recipe, like Manu of Manu’s Menu, you know how hectic and time consuming it is having to wash hands after each step in order to take pictures.  I thought this was going to be an easy post for me since I can focus on photography.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com Pineapple cake was something that my husband had requested from me and was longing to eat, for a long, long time.  Maybe that statement would make me seem like I’m not the best wife.  However, he definitely knows that I’m not much of a baker…so I kind of ignored his sentiment.

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