Easy Japanese Recipes

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Royal Milk Tea ロイヤルミルクティー

Royal Milk Tea | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Have you ever heard of Royal Milk Tea (ロイヤルミルクティー) before?  It sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  It is really popular in Japan and typically available on the cafe menus, and you can also find bottles of royal milk tea in vending machines and convenience stores.

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Ten Don 天丼

Tempura Donburi | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Ten Don is a short name for Tempura Donburi (天ぷら丼ぶり), and it is usually written as Tendon (天丼).  If you are in Japan and see Tendon on the menu, don’t worry, it’s not “connective tissue” that’s being served :)

Like many of you, my family enjoys tempura and typically it’s dipped in tsu-yu or simply salt.  Today I want to introduce you to another way to enjoy tempura.

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Anmitsu フルーツ白玉クリームあんみつ

Anmitsu | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Anmitsu (あんみつ) is a summer dessert (but why don’t we enjoy all year around?) made of small cubes of agar agar jelly, sweet azuki bean paste, mochi, a variety of fruits, ice cream, and boiled peas.  It’s usually served with black sugar syrup called kuromitu that you pour onto the jelly before eating.

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Crispy Salmon 鮭フライ

Crispy Salmon | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Crispy Salmon (Salmon Katsu, 鮭フライ) is a great alternative to my Cripsy Baked Chicken (aka Chicken Katsu) if you love seafood.  My mom used to make this often growing up but she deep fried it.  With the trend of eating healthier meals and simpler cooking methods, I made the baked version of my mom’s recipe.

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Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol. 2

Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol 2 | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

We’re back in the U.S. after spending 8 days in Taiwan and feeling a bit exhausted.  We are used to traveling abroad but it does require more energy and dealing with jet lag (kids waking up at 3 am) is a whole other story.  However, we had a great trip over all and we already miss Taiwan and our family very much.

This is vol. 2 of our Taiwan Trip 2014.  If you missed vol. 1, here’s the link to the post.  First, let’s continue talking about food in Taiwan!  Some of these pictures were shared on my Instagram.

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Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol. 1

Taiwan Trip 2014 Vol 1 | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Hello from Kaohsiung, Taiwan!  I’m currently visiting Mr. JOC’s family and my whole family is here to attend his brother’s wedding this weekend.  I want to share some pictures of my trip so far since we’ve been here for the past several days.  Some of these pictures were shared on my Instagram.

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Gyoza Wrappers 餃子の皮の作り方

Homemade Gyoza Wrapper Recipe | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Making something from scratch is fun.  Making homemade Gyoza Wrappers was real fun.  When you make food from scratch, you know what’s in the food (no ingredients that you can’t pronounce), you get to select good ingredients, and the best part?  It’s such a rewarding experience!

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Scallop Sushi ほたての握り寿司

Scallop Sushi with Spicy Mayo and Yuzu Flavor Tobiko | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Our family loves sushi.  Among many different kinds of sushi, one of our children’s favorites is Scallop Sushi.  Not only do scallops taste good, but the best part is that farmed scallops are considered sustainable/eco-friendly choice.

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