Easy Japanese Recipes


Chicken Meatball Bento | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Lunch doesn’t end when the school year does.  For many of us, even when the school year is over we are still packing lunch for summer camps, daycare, and work.  To kick off the summer break, I want to introduce my recent favorite lunch box and a menu my children enjoyed throughout this past school year.

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Mango Coconut Smoothie

Mango Coconut Smoothie | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

As the weather gets warmer and we crave to drink something cold to refresh ourselves, I try to make smoothies for my family.  With all the different smoothie we enjoy at home, one of my children’s favorite is the Mango Coconut Smoothie.  It’s a perfect drink to add extra nutrition into our diet and cool down at the same time.

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Tsukune つくね

Japanese Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com Tsukune (つくね) is Japanese chicken meatballs that are skewered and typically grilled over charcoal served in yakitori restaurants.  Since I had received great feedback from readers on my oven-broiled yakitori recipe, I couldn’t wait to share this tsukune recipe!  As summer is just around the corner, I highly recommend to bring these skewers out to outdoor grill and enjoy!

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Ebi Chili エビチリ

Ebi Chili (Shrimp with Chili Sauce) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com Ebi Chili (エビチリ / エビのチリソース) or Shrimp in Chili Sauce is a popular Japan dish with Chinese origins.  These succulent shrimp glazed in a sweet and spicy sauce was derived from Szechuan-style Kan Shao Shrimp (乾焼蝦仁) but adapted to less-spicy and sweet flavor suited for the Japanese taste.

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Hiroshima Okonomiyaki 広島風お好み焼き

Hiroshimayaki (Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Have you tried okonomiyaki before?  It’s a Japanese savory pancake that contains a variety of ingredients.  “Okonomi” in Japanese means “as you like”, so it’s a savory pancake that contains whatever ingredients you want.  Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (広島風お好み焼き) or Hiroshimayaki is a type of Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) from Hiroshima, Japan.

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Ume Shiso Pasta 梅しそパスタ

Japanese Style Ume Shiso Pasta | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Have you tried Japanese style (wafu) pasta before?  Japanese style pasta are very popular in Japan, but outside of Japan they are typically not offered in Japanese restaurants.  I’ve received many requests for Japanese style pasta recipes from readers and today I’m going to share a popular wafu pasta recipe, Ume Shiso Pasta.

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Green Tea Souffle 抹茶スフレ

Green Tea Souffle | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Making Green Tea souffle has been on my baking bucket list as long as I remember.  Unless you are in Japan, this unique dessert that doesn’t normally appear on the dessert menu in your local cafes and restaurants.  Only way to taste the incredible warm fluffy texture of souffle accented with the unique bitter matcha flavor is to make your own.

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Shrimp Fried Rice 海老チャーハン

Shrimp Fried Rice | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

What do you normally cook or prepare when it’s close to dinner time but nothing is ready?  One of the dishes I turn to is this Shrimp Fried Rice because it’s made of ingredients that I usually can find in my kitchen.  Plus wok charred fried rice with bit of egg and shrimp, who could resist right?

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Baked Tonkatsu 揚げないとんかつ

Baked Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com Tonkatsu (とんかつ) or Japanese pork cutlet is a delicious and popular dish yet it’s not common to make at home.  Most people prefer not to deep fry food at home because it can be dangerous and creates oily smell in the kitchen, and who likes to clean up messy splatter all over the stove top after deep frying?  So today I’m going to show you how you can make baked tonkatsu that’s juicy inside and crispy outside!

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Green Tea Smoothie 抹茶スムージー

Green Tea Smoothie | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite smoothies and it’s Matcha Green Tea Smoothie (抹茶スムージー).  Summer is just around the corner and I thought some of you may be interested in healthier food and drink menus (once in a while, at least?).  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love matcha (green tea powder) and it seems right to start sharing smoothie recipes using matcha. :)

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Harumaki 春巻き

Harumaki (Japanese Egg Roll) | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com

Spring rolls (or often called egg rolls and used interchangeably) is a dish found in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine.  Savory filling wrapped in flour-based pastry sheet and deep fried till the outer shell is crispy and golden brown.  We call this dish “Harumaki (春巻き)” in Japan, direct translation of “spring rolls” in Japanese.  Harumaki were originally introduced to Japan by the Chinese and adapted for Japanese tastes.

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