Easy Japanese Recipes

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.

Today I’m guest blogging at Sunshine & Smile, one of the beautiful food blogs that you won’t regret visiting.  Kankana, the author of the blog, also lives in the Bay Area and she’s been a very sweet friend since I met her on Blogosphere.  I’ve learned so much about Indian cuisines, food styling, and photography from her blog, and I look forward to reading her new posts each time she shares them.

Kankana is currently on vacation spending time with her family in India so I accepted the honor of guest blogging on her site.  Thank you Kankana for inviting me!

I prepared Kakiage Don (vegetable & shrimp tempura donburi) because she loves tempura.  Now please click HERE to read my interview with Kankana and my full post about Kakiage Don on her beautiful blog! Kakiage Don II

Kakiage Don
 
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Serves: Serves 2-3
Ingredients
  • ½ Onion (or ¼ large onion)
  • 2 inch carrot
  • 2 inch Japanese sweet potato
  • 2 inch gobo (burdock root)
  • 10 Shrimps
  • Mitsuba (Japanese wild parsley)
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch to dust
  • Vegetable (canola) oil for deep frying
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Sesame oil
  • 2-3 servings of Japanese premium short grain rice
Sauce
  • 1 cup dashi stock
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. mirin
  • 2 Tbsp. sake
  • 2 tsp sugar
Batter
  • 50 g flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 100 ml ice water
  • 1 tsp sake
Instructions
  1. Heat all the ingredients for Sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Cut vegetables into thin strips, about 2 inch long. They should all be roughly the same size. Soak sweet potatoes and gobo (burdock root) in water to prevent them from changing color. Also, marinate shrimps in sake for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil to 355F (180C) in a wok. While oil is heating up, start preparing Batter. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolk gently and add iced water and sake. It’s important to keep the batter icy cold at all time. The crispiness of Tempura comes from the temperature difference between hot oil and cold batter.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Using chopsticks, mix around the bowl just 10 times in circular motion. The key here is not to produce gluten in the flour. The batter can be lumpy and should be slightly runnier than regular tempura batter.
  6. Add the shredded vegetables and shrimp in the empty bowl. Sprinkle with corn starch and coat the ingredients with chopsticks.
  7. Pour the batter over the ingredients and mix.
  8. When oil is 355F (180C), take a scoop of the ingredients with a mesh sieve and let the excess batter drip off.
  9. Slowly slip the ingredients into oil. Keep the ingredients from separating and collect all the pieces into one big chunk with chopsticks. Deep fry until golden-brown. Drain excess oil on paper towel.
  10. Re-heat Sauce. Prepare rice in Donburi bowl and pour just a little bit of the Sauce over warm rice. Keep the remaining Sauce in a small serving container (such as gravy boat) and pour on top of Kakiage when you are ready to eat.

Enjoy!

Kakiage Don III

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Now here’s the giveaway gift.  I personally picked this beautiful sake set at a Japanese ceramic store for one (1) winner. Sake Set For the 2nd and 3rd place, I picked 2 sets of 2 chopsticks & 2 chopstick holders for two (2) winners.  I kept the chopstick holder wrapped for surprise.  I enjoy collecting chopstick holders and I hope you will like what I have selected.

Chopsticks & Chopstick Holders

After my site had been down for nearly half day, I feel very terrible about this inconvenience my blog had caused and I decided to add 2 boxes of edible gold leaf flakes as additional giveaways.  These gold flakes will make your dish extra elegant and stylish and yes it’s edible!  I appreciate your patience and support.   Japanese Culinary Gold Flakes   TO WIN, please read the following instructions:

  • This giveaway is opened to everyone worldwide.
  • Leave a comment on this post – just say hi or leave any feedback or suggestions.  I really appreciate them so that I can improve my blog!

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES,

 

    • Subscribe Just One Cookbook via Email, then leave a separate comment.
    • Like my facebook fan page, then leave a separate comment.
    • Follow my twitter, then leave a separate comment.
    • Share on Facebook or/and Twitter, then leave a separate comment.

This giveaway will be opened till 12:00am PST Sunday, November 27th, 2011.  I’ll use random.org to select 5 winners and the winners will be announced in the post for Monday, November 28th, 2011.  Good luck!

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  • Ann November 17, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Nami! Congratulations on your 1000th subscriber! That is SO amazing! I’m just thrilled for you!

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  • Ann November 17, 2011, 9:23 pm

    I am happy to say I am already a subscriber!

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  • Ann November 17, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I also already like your facebook page!

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  • Ann November 17, 2011, 9:25 pm

    …..and I follow you on twitter! (BTW – LOVE the idea of the surprise chopstick rests! I’ve always noticed that yours are beautiful)

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  • Kim Chiu November 17, 2011, 9:25 pm

    Oooh am I the first to post?!! Yaay and I love this dish as well. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Harrison November 17, 2011, 9:26 pm

    wonderful photos!

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  • Reem | Simply Reem November 17, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Beautiful!!!!
    I love the crunchy goodness here…
    Tempura are so much fun…

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  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen November 17, 2011, 9:43 pm

    Wow! I just love, love Tempura! Your photos are amazing and I’m sure the recipe even more! I’m enjoying your blog and recipes so much, Nami. Thanks for sharing these…I keep coming back for seconds!

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  • HN November 17, 2011, 9:44 pm

    New to your site, but already love your recipes that show step by step with very nice pictures.

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  • Mel November 17, 2011, 9:44 pm

    This is a delicious meal. Tempura, my all time favourite. Your blog is just wonderful as most of the dishes you posted has its exquisite in its way and presentation. Thanks Nami.

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  • Eun Oh November 17, 2011, 9:44 pm

    Hi Nami,
    The kakiage looks so delicious. it’s so late but I am hungry again!
    Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway!

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  • Christine November 17, 2011, 9:45 pm

    Congrats on 1000 subscribers. Great giveaway.

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  • HN November 17, 2011, 9:47 pm

    I just subscribe via email.

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  • kat November 17, 2011, 9:53 pm

    congratulations on 1000 subscribers!

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  • Purabi Naha November 17, 2011, 9:54 pm

    Congrats on having 1000 subscribers!! You are really awesome, dear! Kankana is bloggy friend too, and I love her blog for yummy dishes and lovely photography! This dish is really interesting, which I never tasted before. There are so many Japanese dishes to try… these look yummy!

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  • Janice November 17, 2011, 9:57 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000! I love your blog and really appreciate the frequent posts, delicious recipes, and detailed instructions/pics. Keep up the fantastic job!

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  • Cindy @ Week Nite Meals November 17, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Yay Nami, congrats on 1000 subscribers! Isn’t it amazing in such a short amount of time you’ve accomplished so much? Your blog is so well written and enjoyable to follow, this is why people keep on coming back (myself included of course!) What will you be making for Thanksgiving? I am having a small gathering with Jon’s side of family, it’s low stress, and Jon will be frying a turkey, also teaching our neighbor/friend how to fry his very first Cajun style bird! I will make some side dishes while enjoying a glass of wine. Yay! Whatever you decide to do, I wish you and your family an early Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • irene heng November 17, 2011, 10:19 pm

    • Inspire ~ Joy. Faith. Hope. Love. Promises. Sweet. Inspirations. Strength. Share. All of these things and the truth in JUST ONE COOKBOOK, Congratulations and Thank You!

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  • Lisa November 17, 2011, 10:37 pm

    Hi Nami! Love how your posts come with step by step pictures! Makes the recipe doable and manageable for one who’s not so pro in the kitchen :)

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  • Jean Ooi November 17, 2011, 10:38 pm

    I love your blog, recipes and also photos. The recipes are really ‘cook-friendly’ and the photos are ‘clean and clear’. Thanks for sharing….

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  • Maja November 17, 2011, 10:42 pm

    Congrats! These gifts is so lovely, this is so nice of you. Thanks for the recipe, I love new recipes since we don’t have much opportunity to try this dish in Croatia :)
    Kisses

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  • Maja November 17, 2011, 10:43 pm

    “are” so lovely, sorry for the mistake :)

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  • Sook November 17, 2011, 10:51 pm

    Hi Nami, I follow your facebook page! :)

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  • Sook November 17, 2011, 10:52 pm

    I am following you on twitter now! :)

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  • StaceyN November 17, 2011, 10:59 pm

    Oooh that dish looks so yummy! Loving the giveaway. <3

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  • StaceyN November 17, 2011, 11:00 pm

    I subscribed to Just one cookbook

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  • Jeff November 17, 2011, 11:05 pm

    Yum! Kakiage Don sounds great! Mirin is rapidly becoming one of my favourite additions to Asian cooking!

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  • Jeff November 17, 2011, 11:06 pm

    And I’m happy to say that I Like(Love) your facebook page as well!

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  • Jeff November 17, 2011, 11:06 pm

    And I’m happy to be a twitter follower as well!

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  • Karen Neo November 17, 2011, 11:06 pm

    Hi, I love this dish too.. Thanks for the recipe… will try it out this weekend :)

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  • Jeff November 17, 2011, 11:08 pm

    And I’ll just go ahead and tweet about this as well! Wont be easy to beat out 1000 followers for a present, but I’ll try! Congratulations Nami!!

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  • Alessandra November 17, 2011, 11:12 pm

    Maybe I am the second? Lovely prizes and lovely tempura (I’ll leave out the prawns and just have the veggies :-). And I’ll give you 5 start to congratulate you on 1000 subscribers!!

    Have a great weekend and good luck to all for the giveaway!!!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  • Alessandra November 17, 2011, 11:13 pm

    Ops, I think the 5 stars were to be given with the same answer… here they are!

    A.

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  • ykristen November 17, 2011, 11:16 pm

    Been a silent follower of your blog when i get tired of my chinese cooking and in need of simple, easy to follow japanese recipes.

    Arigatou

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:24 pm

    Looks so crispy and delicious!

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:25 pm

    suscribed to emails

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:26 pm

    follow you on fb as Mi Tinita

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:27 pm

    The twitter link is wrong,it’s taking me to the fb page.

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:33 pm

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:52 pm

    following on twitter: mitinitta

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  • mitinita November 17, 2011, 11:53 pm

    shared on twitter

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love November 17, 2011, 11:55 pm

    One of my favourite dishes! Yum! Love the pretty little bowl too!

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love November 17, 2011, 11:57 pm

    Subscribed via email :):):)

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  • Tara Webb November 18, 2011, 12:37 am

    I love your blog. I have tried a few of your recipes out already and always look forward to see what the next one will be. Me and my husband love saki. I would love to win this competition!

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  • Rosa November 18, 2011, 1:37 am

    A beautiful dish and an awesome giveaway!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • Rosa November 18, 2011, 1:37 am

    Already following you on FB!

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  • Rosa November 18, 2011, 1:39 am

    Already following you on Twitter.

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  • Rosa November 18, 2011, 1:39 am

    Shared the link on FB!

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  • StaceyN November 18, 2011, 6:11 am

    I liked you on facebook!

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  • Delishhh November 18, 2011, 9:15 am

    Great giveaway!

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  • Delishhh November 18, 2011, 9:16 am

    Liked on facebook already

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  • Delishhh November 18, 2011, 9:34 am

    Already follor you on twitter!

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  • Amy November 18, 2011, 9:41 am

    This is such a wonderful guest post, Nami. I love the recipe and your pictures. :) Just came back from visiting Sunshine & Smile’s blog. She has a wonderful blog as well. So many delicious Indian recipes to choose from. Thanks for sharing and wish you a wonderful weekend. And thanks for hosting such a beautiful giveaway. Gosh, I love that sake set. You have very good taste. ;)

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  • Amy November 18, 2011, 9:42 am

    Liked your Facebook page. :)

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  • Amy November 18, 2011, 9:42 am

    Following you on Twitter as well.

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  • Amy November 18, 2011, 9:45 am

    I shared this post and giveaway with my Twitter friends. :)

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  • Eri November 18, 2011, 9:57 am

    Hello Nami, I never had tempura!!! I know that it’s famous but honestly I’ve never try it!
    It looks so easy!!! What a beautiful, pretty things you have on your give away!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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  • Juju November 18, 2011, 10:25 am

    Yum! I love tempura, and love this recipe you have here! Thank you for the giveaway. I am crossing my fingers! :)

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  • Juju November 18, 2011, 10:26 am

    I am a follower on twitter!

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  • Wendy Yamazaki November 18, 2011, 10:26 am

    Your recipes are always so tasty – my kids have gobbled up anything I have made from your site! Keep up the good work!!!

    Wendy
    Surrey, BC, Canada

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  • Juju November 18, 2011, 10:27 am

    I am now a subscriber via email!

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  • Rachel Burlingame November 18, 2011, 10:28 am

    I follow you on Facebook and was especially excited to see this post. My husband was stationed in Japan last year. When I went and visited him, we had the best tempura I’ve ever had. Since then I’ve been looking for a good recipe–so thanks!

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  • Juju November 18, 2011, 10:29 am

    I liked you facebook

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  • Juju November 18, 2011, 10:32 am

    I just tweeted about your giveaway on twitter!

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  • Alex November 18, 2011, 10:33 am

    Wow, these are such beautiful prizes – all three of them!

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  • ioanna November 18, 2011, 10:33 am

    just perfect!

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  • Alex November 18, 2011, 10:33 am

    I follow you on twitter!

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  • Alex November 18, 2011, 10:34 am

    I also follow you on facebook!

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  • Petit November 18, 2011, 10:38 am

    Thank you for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it ^^

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  • Petit November 18, 2011, 10:39 am

    I follow you by mail already

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  • Petit November 18, 2011, 10:40 am

    I’m a fan if your facebook page XD

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  • Petit November 18, 2011, 10:41 am

    I follow you on twitter

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  • Stefani November 18, 2011, 10:42 am

    Congrats on the 1000th subscriber!

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  • Stefani November 18, 2011, 10:42 am

    I’m an email subscriber!

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  • Stefani November 18, 2011, 10:43 am

    I like you on Facebook

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  • Stefani November 18, 2011, 10:43 am

    I follow you on Twitter

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  • Stefani November 18, 2011, 10:45 am

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  • Stefani November 18, 2011, 10:45 am

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  • Janice November 18, 2011, 10:49 am

    I am subscribed via email!

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  • A_Boleyn November 18, 2011, 10:55 am

    Though I’m a new subscriber having been drawn here from a post by Charles of FiveEuroFood, I’m a fan of Japanese cuisine where ever I may find it. :)

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    • A_Boleyn November 18, 2011, 11:01 am

      Don buri’s are one of my favourite quick suppers. I look forward to giving tempura another try though deep frying isn’t something I’m comfortable with.

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  • A_Boleyn November 18, 2011, 11:02 am

    As well as being an email subscriber as I posted earlier, I now follow you on Twitter. :)

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  • Cassie November 18, 2011, 11:07 am

    Congratulations, Nami! What a great milestone to hit! You deserve all the success!!

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  • Ann November 18, 2011, 11:11 am

    すごい!It looks so tasty!

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  • Ann November 18, 2011, 11:14 am

    liked your facebook page

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  • Ann November 18, 2011, 11:14 am

    followed you on twitter

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  • Helene Dsouza November 18, 2011, 11:20 am

    Hey Nami glad your problem with your blog is solved. Thats quite a list of ingredients, it looks so great. I just wish I d know what certain ingredients taste like. At least if I ever get to see any I ll recognize them, thanks to u. It is always a pleasure to learn something from your culture and traditional dishes. have a great weekend!

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  • Janice November 18, 2011, 11:23 am

    I am following you on twitter.

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  • Janice November 18, 2011, 11:26 am

    I’ve tweeted about your giveaway!

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  • Sissi November 18, 2011, 11:37 am

    Congratulations for the 1000 subscribers!!! Nami, you are the best! I hope we shall celebrate soon 10 000! Tempura is my sinful addiction! Your tempura looks fabulous. I see I have still so much to learn about this delicious, but difficult frying method. I still haven’t tasted burdock root. It looks very tempting.
    It’s extremely kind of you to offer so many beautiful giveaways :-) You are so sweet to offer more for such a tiny and short technical problem. I am happy everything works perfectly well now.

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  • Sharon - ChineseSoupPot.com November 18, 2011, 12:17 pm

    Congratulations on the 1000 subscribers! You well deserve the fans and followers! And I really enjoyed reading your interview on your guest post.

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  • Petit November 18, 2011, 12:30 pm

    I shared this on tweeter

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  • Pat R November 18, 2011, 12:40 pm

    Love your blog!!!

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  • Pat R November 18, 2011, 12:40 pm

    I already follow you by email

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  • Pat R November 18, 2011, 12:43 pm

    I like you on FB

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  • Sharon - ChineseSoupPot.com November 18, 2011, 12:46 pm

    Following you now on twitter too. =)

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  • Ami November 18, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Hi! I’m enjoying your recipes a lot–it is my version of comfort food!

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz November 18, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Nice light recipe and will check out your interview. Wow 1000 subscribers, congrats!

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz November 18, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Already follow you on twitter!

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz November 18, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Already Like you on facebook!

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  • stephania November 18, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Omedeto ヽ(●´∀`●)ノ
    I`m really glad your blog is expanding and that through your amazing recipes more people can experience the rich and wonderful japanese cusine. Sadly, I just came back from japan, but i could say I had the best time in my life.
    I hope to see more and more wonderful recipes.
    Thank you ฅ•ﻌ•ฅ

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  • stephania November 18, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Oh btw my mom is a fan of your korokke recipe. I often make them for her so, and now that i`m close to leave to serve in the air force. she`s been asking me over and over for your recipe hahaha.
    Again thank you so much for your amazing recipes

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    • Nami November 20, 2011, 11:46 pm

      Your email wasn’t working so I’m leaving my response here. I’m glad to hear your mom likes my Korokke recipe. I can eat that everyday too. :-) I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Japan. Wish I can go home too! Thanks for writing!

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      • stephania November 28, 2011, 8:44 pm

        Hi Nami San (・∀・∩)
        I think i typed my email incorrectly. Sorry.
        Ehhh soo Today i felt like eating comfort food, and memories of my visit to hakone gave me a crave for soba hahaha. While in Hakone i visit an amazing soba shop/rest called Hatsuhana, idk if u know the place but what i can say is, that their soba rocks.
        Ohh i wanted to eat soba soo bad today. I ran to my fridge and my oigatsu tsuyu bottle was empty (゚Д゚≡゚Д゚) then i remembered that you had posted a recipe to make tsuyu. U saved my life hahaha
        I posted a picture of my dish on my fb account http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=10150410585068857&id=702498856&set=a.203349893856.129523.702498856&__user=702498856

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        • Nami November 29, 2011, 2:16 am

          Thanks Stephania! I checked your FB post although I couldn’t “like” or leave comment. Thank you for trying my recipe and I’m happy you enjoyed the tsuyu recipe! I haven’t been to Hakone for a long time. I used to go there with my family. Very nostalgic thinking of the place. :-) Nothing is better than freshly made soba…. yum! :-)

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  • Lyn November 18, 2011, 2:13 pm

    Congrats on your 1000 subscribers! I’m so happy for you that your blog’s fans is growing! :D
    AWW!!! This is my most favorite MUST-ORDER dish (they don’t have shrimps tho) besides salmon sashimi in Japanese restaurants! I MUST TRY THIS!!! Hahaha :P
    I’m so sorry to hear that your blog’s down. Hopefully you’re able to get it done soon or else you’ll have to sleep late again. :(
    I love all your giveaway gifts! Especially the chopsticks! I love collecting beautiful Japanese style chopsticks and now I’ve 3 sets but I don’t have any chopstick holders bcoz I’ve not yet found any I like. I’m so curious on your chopstick holders. :)

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  • Lyn November 18, 2011, 2:14 pm

    I’m already following you on your Facebook fan page! ;)

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  • Lyn November 18, 2011, 2:17 pm

    I just shared this post on FB! :)

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  • Lyn November 18, 2011, 2:19 pm

    I’ve already subscribed via email since day one I found your wonderful, yummy blog! :D

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  • Lyn November 18, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I’m following you on twitter too! I’m one of your biggest fan! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Be November 18, 2011, 3:37 pm

    I love your blog and enjoyed looking at all of your recipes especially the step by step instructions.

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  • Cucina49 November 18, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I am such a sucker for good tempura–this looks awesome!

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  • Anthony November 18, 2011, 3:51 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000 subs!
    I have been subscribing, following your fb, twitter too. Hope I could be the winner at this time.

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  • torviewtoronto November 18, 2011, 4:51 pm

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  • Charles November 18, 2011, 5:18 pm

    Congratulations on your 1000th subscriber Nami, and what better way to celebrate than with such a delicious dish! Since my udon soup I made I’m a massive fan of tempura now… I even bought aubergines today specially so I could do some more! I love the array of various veg and flavours that are going on here… looks like a perfect lunch

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  • Charles November 18, 2011, 5:19 pm

    I’m a facebook fan too!

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  • Charles November 18, 2011, 5:20 pm

    and tweet tweet, little bird, flying through the sky, I’m a twitter follower too, flap flap, whoooooosh! :-]

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  • ちびか〜ちゃん November 18, 2011, 5:32 pm

    おはようございます

    我が家は天ぷら系が大好きなのだけど
    天ぷら、私は上手く作る事が出来ません(泣)
    かきあげ丼、、すご〜〜く美味しそうです!!

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  • Shirley November 18, 2011, 5:33 pm

    Congrats on your 1,000 subscribers! Look forward to seeing what you cook up every week. Like everything else you make, this donburi looks so good.

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  • Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious November 18, 2011, 5:56 pm

    Congrats Nami, and by the way, this dish lookos amazing!

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  • Sandra November 18, 2011, 6:33 pm

    Glad you’re up and running and it was worth the wait for this one. I’m trying to figure out how much of this I’d have to make to fill up my family. And I have been on the hunt for a sake set for almost two years. The one you’re giving away is very pretty.

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  • Liz November 18, 2011, 7:07 pm

    What a fun giveaway, Nami!!! And your shrimp look so perfectly crispy and delicious!

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  • Liz November 18, 2011, 7:08 pm

    I’m a facebook fan~

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  • Liz November 18, 2011, 7:08 pm

    I’m a Twitter follower~

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  • Liz November 18, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I will tweet your giveaway~

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  • Jasmine November 18, 2011, 7:32 pm

    This is one of my favorite tempuras!

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  • Jasmine November 18, 2011, 7:35 pm

    Have shared on FB.

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  • Jasmine November 18, 2011, 7:36 pm

    Am already a subscriber via email

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  • Jasmine November 18, 2011, 7:37 pm

    Have already liked your page on FB

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  • wok with ray November 18, 2011, 7:58 pm

    Okay, Nami. Reading and enjoying your blog is good enough for me, and you know that. So, I am once again excluding myself on the giveaways. Congratulations on the 1000 readers and subscribers and that my friend is a big achievements. I would love to see you with more success because you are very good at what you do. Have a great weekend to you and your family, Nami!

    ~ ray ~

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover November 18, 2011, 8:15 pm

    Nami, Congrats on the 1000 readers and you are deserved to this big achievement!! So nice of you to prepare these lovely gifts for us. I wish i’m the lucky person, hehehe!..Oh, this look very similar like tempura, sound so yummy! Ya, about the fondant, actually we can use any preferable flavours, this time, my teacher Nancy add in strawberry flavour, feel so sweet and yummy..

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  • Belinda @zomppa November 18, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Congratulations – and well deserved!! This looks wonderful, as usual!

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  • Uriel November 18, 2011, 8:31 pm

    I always enjoy reading your blog, Nami!

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  • Nami November 18, 2011, 8:57 pm

    Hi Samah! I’m not sure if I understood your question correctly, but in Japan tempura is a dish that vegetable or seafood (never heard of meat)is dipped in batter and deep fried. We don’t call the dish “tempura” unless batter is thin… let’s say fish & chips can’t be “tempura” because the batter is way too thick. Tempura’s skin is very crispy and light that you can see the ingredients (like you see in my photo).

    In step 5, I mentioned “the batter can be lumpy and should be slightly runnier than regular tempura batter”, because Kakiage’s tempura skin is much thinner than let’s say shrimp tempura or vegetable tempura you see in restaurant.

    Did I answer your question? I’m sorry if I was completely talking different things! :-)

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  • Christine T November 18, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Congrats on reaching the 1000 subscribers !

    Your tempura recipe looks absolutely lovely… Can’t wait to try it very soon. If I have tempura flour.. can I just use that in place of flour in your recipe ?

    Thank you for your wonderful giveaway

    Blessings
    Christine

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  • mjskit November 18, 2011, 9:07 pm

    Your blog is perfect! No improvements necessary. This tempura is awesome and a dish that I will definitely be making! What a very nice Giveaway!

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  • mjskit November 18, 2011, 9:09 pm

    I’ve subscribed to JustOneCookbook via email!

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  • mjskit November 18, 2011, 9:11 pm

    I already following your Twitter.

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  • mjskit November 18, 2011, 9:12 pm

    I LIKED you on FB. Can’t believe I hadn’t already done it! :)

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  • fran November 18, 2011, 9:13 pm

    Keep up the good work!!!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 18, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Congrats on 1000! You’re a rock star! And what a beautiful giveaway!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 18, 2011, 9:15 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 18, 2011, 9:16 pm

    And I already like you on FB!

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love November 18, 2011, 9:17 pm

    Hi again Nami :)
    About to make this for dinner, and reading through the recipe, I can’t seem to find where the sesame oil goes. Maybe my eyes are just too tired to see it :p

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) November 18, 2011, 9:50 pm

    Another awesome dish, Nami…and wonderful giveaway too! Congratulations on your 1000th subscribers! More power to you and your blog!

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) November 18, 2011, 9:51 pm

    I’m your facebook follower!!!

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) November 18, 2011, 9:52 pm

    and your Twitter follower too! :)

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen November 19, 2011, 12:13 am

    Nami, this is soooo good! I want to try it!!!

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen November 19, 2011, 12:14 am

    I already follow you on Twitter

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen November 19, 2011, 12:14 am

    I already like you on FB

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen November 19, 2011, 12:17 am

    I shared your giveaway on twitter and FB

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  • Manu November 19, 2011, 1:00 am

    Ohhh yum! I love this recipe… it looks so crisp!!!!
    Nami, congrats!!! 1000 subscribers is fantastic! I am very happy for you! <3

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  • Manu November 19, 2011, 1:01 am

    I already like you on facebook. ;-)

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  • Manu November 19, 2011, 1:02 am

    I already follow you on twitter ;-)

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  • Manu November 19, 2011, 1:04 am

    And I have just shared this giveaway on twitter!
    PS: THANK you for making this an international giveaway! <3

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  • Shannon | JustAsDelish November 19, 2011, 1:53 am

    Wow 1000 facebook like! Congrats! well deserved!

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  • Shannon | JustAsDelish November 19, 2011, 1:54 am

    Already following you on facebook

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  • Shannon | JustAsDelish November 19, 2011, 1:56 am

    shared the giveaway on facebook

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  • Hotly Spiced November 19, 2011, 2:20 am

    Congratulations on your milestone. Wow! What an achievement!

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  • Tara Webb November 19, 2011, 2:59 am

    I love your blog..I’m already on your facebook page as well…

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  • Jenny November 19, 2011, 4:03 am

    Hi Nami! Well done on your 1000 subscribers! What a responsibility : ) I love the tempura – just want to gobble it up.

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  • Beth Michelle November 19, 2011, 4:36 am

    Nami, this dish looks incredible. Another mouthwatering recipe!!! You always make me hungry when I visit your site. Congrats on 1000 subscribers! Amazing!!!
    P.s. I have finally added an email subscription to my page :)

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  • Beth Michelle November 19, 2011, 4:37 am

    I like Just One Cookbook on facebook! (obviously!)

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  • Suzi November 19, 2011, 5:09 am

    Wow, 1000 subscribers that is fabulous. Congratulations. Love this recipe and I just found burdock root. Happy weekend to you.

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 19, 2011, 6:06 am

    Congratulations Nami, you deserve every subsriber you get! And I used to buy the topping at the depato store but I never thought to put it on rice which seems so obvious. I used to serve it with noodles.

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking November 19, 2011, 7:09 am

    First congrats on the 1000 subscribers, how awesome is that!!!:)
    Second congrats on the guest post, which I will check very soon, and it looks so so so good!!!!:)
    And third your giveaway is so beautiful, by the way you don’t need improvements when your blog is absolutely perfect in any possible way!!!! Wishing you awesome weekend!!
    I’ll share your give away!!

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking November 19, 2011, 7:09 am

    I follow you on twitter!!!

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking November 19, 2011, 7:10 am

    I am following you on facebook!!!

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking November 19, 2011, 7:13 am

    Just shared on my Facebook page!!!!

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  • Lilly November 19, 2011, 7:53 am

    OMG Nami you’ve hit 1000 already?? Congratulations!!! I have to say that I’m not surprised at all. Your blog is great! Everyone can see you put lots of time and effort in it and it’s paying off. I remember the first time I saw your blog. You were making this dish with lotus roots and your pictures were stunning! Ever since I’ve been coming back and I’m glad I did =)

    Congratulations again and you’ve picked some really nice giveaways. Whoever wins it will be so lucky.
    Have a great day!!

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  • Katherine Martinelli November 19, 2011, 8:02 am

    This dish looks so amazing! Fried to perfection. Congrats on reaching 1000, it is so well deserved! xoxo

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  • Katherine Martinelli November 19, 2011, 8:03 am

    I already like you on FB :-D

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  • Katherine Martinelli November 19, 2011, 8:04 am

    And I follow you on Twitter!

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  • Katherine Martinelli November 19, 2011, 8:05 am

    I tweeted the giveaway too :-)

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  • Terris-Free Eats Food November 19, 2011, 8:17 am

    Hi Nami! I’m already an email subscriber! :)

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  • Terris-Free Eats Food November 19, 2011, 8:18 am

    I already like you on Facebook too! :)

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  • Terris-Free Eats Food November 19, 2011, 8:21 am

    Congratulations on the 1,000 mark for subscribers. That is fantastic! Your recipes, photos and personality are so infectious that it would be hard to not want to follow you!
    For instance, this is an awesome recipe. Your clear instructions make me want to try it. I’ve also been looking for a reason to use gobo (burdock root).

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  • Cooking Gallery November 19, 2011, 9:23 am

    Nami, you know how I love tempura…!! I am glad you post another recipe with tempura :) Congrats on having 1000th subscribers, you totally deserve it, I am sure in the near future it’s going to be 100,000 soon :D)! I have ‘liked’ your facebook a few months ago and now I am going to follow you in twitter (I have a twitter account but I don’t use it…).

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  • Cooking Gallery November 19, 2011, 9:24 am

    I have subscribed via e-mail :). Which number am I? 1999 ;)??

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  • Cooking Gallery November 19, 2011, 9:25 am

    I have followed your twitter account :).

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  • Smoky Wok (Jen) November 19, 2011, 10:01 am

    Lovely giveaway Nami! I’m glad your server issues are now solved! :)

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  • lalaounis November 19, 2011, 11:05 am

    A nice food blog ,reallz yiammi

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  • Jen at The Three Little Piglets November 19, 2011, 12:41 pm

    I follow you in Twitter (now that I finally got out of the dark ages and joined Twitter!)

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  • Jen at The Three Little Piglets November 19, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I also already follow on Facebook! (BTW – I did notice you don’t have an easy click through link on your site encouraging people to follow you there – to someone new to your site they might not know that you have Twitter and Facebook accounts).

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  • Jen at The Three Little Piglets November 19, 2011, 12:48 pm

    And I just shared your link on Facebook!

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  • Jen at The Three Little Piglets November 19, 2011, 12:50 pm

    And I follow you on Twitter! It’s starting to sound like I stalk you…

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  • Spoon and Chopsticks November 19, 2011, 2:36 pm

    Hi Nami,

    Your Kakiage Don recipe is awesome with great pictures and easy-to-follow instructions. All your giveaways are wonderful. The sake set reminds me, how easy is it to make sake at home? If you have a recipe, I’d love to try.

    ——————————–
    Regards
    Spoon and Chopsticks
    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  • Buddy November 19, 2011, 3:46 pm

    I like your blog, there are lots of fabulous food.

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  • Buddy November 19, 2011, 3:46 pm

    already your email subcriber

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  • Buddy November 19, 2011, 3:48 pm

    your FB fans.

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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice November 19, 2011, 4:37 pm

    Congrats Nami! I love donburi and can eat it almost everyday. Jiro’s favorite is a shrimp tempura but I seldom cook it because I try not to deep fry at home especially in the winter when I can’t open the windows. He will definitely request if he sees this…shhh! Nice giveaway! I also collect chopstick rests. Unfortunately I seldom come across them here in MN.

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  • Tiffany November 19, 2011, 5:30 pm

    Congrats on your 1000th subscriber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen November 19, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Nami, first of all, your kakiage don looks amazing, as do all your other dishes on this blog. Secondly, I’m in awe that you have over 1,000 subscribers by now…you are officially a celebrity! Thirdly, what a super-generous giveaway, and best of all – I’m eligible to enter and win ;). Thank you for being a fabulous blogger, Nami-San!

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  • Lindsey@Lindselicious November 19, 2011, 6:23 pm

    Congrats Nami! Such big strides in a year!!! Your hard work has totally paid off. I love the give away! I want the gold leaf! =) Oh the kakiage don looks so yummy. Esp since its dinner time.

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  • Mary November 19, 2011, 6:24 pm

    Nami, this is a great giveaway! I love when gifts are unique like this. Those chopsticks are beautiful and I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a chopstick holder. I’m going to ask my husband about them when he gets home tonight. (He spent a few years in Korea and is the chopstick expert in this house.) Is a holder just decorative? or is it poor etiquette to place your chopsticks on your plate? As always, I have questions. I enjoy learning new things every time I read your posts.

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  • Yi @ Yi Resevation November 19, 2011, 8:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Kakiage Ddon recipe. I have yet so find a solution to get rid of the smell in my apartment after deep frying stuff. So I only fry stuff only if I really need to. But I’ll be sure to try it out soon :)

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  • Kata November 19, 2011, 10:21 pm

    I really enjoy reading your posts and the gorgeous pictures!

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  • Kata November 19, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Subscribed by e-mail!

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  • Kata November 19, 2011, 10:41 pm

    Liked you on facebook!

    As far as any suggestions, I don’t have any I think the format is great as well as a very organized.

    Thanks for sharing your recipes with the world!

    kata

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  • Raymund November 19, 2011, 11:24 pm

    I love Kakiage with rice or not and yes I wanna win this one now!

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  • Jeannie November 20, 2011, 6:02 am

    Hi Nami, I love the gift sets you have chosen they are so beautiful, I have just recently subscribed for your blog via email but have been visiting on and off earlier! Lovely blog!

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  • daksha November 20, 2011, 6:31 am

    Hi Nami! Congratulations on your 1000th subscriber! I really enjoy reading your posts and the gorgeous pictures! and congrats for this dis in top 9! I am happy to say I am already a subscriber!

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  • Holly November 20, 2011, 6:33 am

    I just discovered your blog and subscribed. It’s nice to find one with Japanese recipes, since my husband is from Japan and would appreciate dishes he’s familiar with.

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat November 20, 2011, 7:36 am

    Congrats Nami! It’s actually no surprise at all that you have 100o subscribers! You have a wonderful blog and I am sure anybody sees it once will be hooked!
    And yeah… you are right about the sweet potato, Japanese ones look a lot like Indian ones :)

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat November 20, 2011, 7:38 am

    I already follow you on Twitter ;)

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat November 20, 2011, 7:40 am

    I also am a fan on Facebook :)

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat November 20, 2011, 7:41 am

    As you know I am also one of your subscribers already!

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat November 20, 2011, 7:44 am

    Just shared this on my FB page and tweeted it ;) Thanks!

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  • Val November 20, 2011, 7:47 am

    Congrats Nami! I love coming to your blog and checking out what wonderful recipe you have shared with all of us. I particularly enjoy the insight into authentic Japanese recipes just like this one which looks wonderful and effortless to put together.

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  • Nathalie November 20, 2011, 8:07 am

    Oh wow those look so good! I can’t wait to try it

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  • Piper November 20, 2011, 10:24 am

    I am relatively new to your blog, but I have really enjoyed the recipes so far. This one looks amazing and I will be making it for my Grandson’s next visit……

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  • Z.Grimm November 20, 2011, 10:30 am

    The recipe looks delicious, and what a lovely sake set! Good luck to all the other entrants, too!

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  • Lae November 20, 2011, 11:19 am

    Hi Nami!

    I just wandered to youur blog and it is WONDERFUL!
    I live in central Europe and here, japanese cuisine is still a bit of a mystery… Of course we know sushi and sashimi and there are some nice japanese restaurants around, but usually they are too expensive to just go in and sample… And, except people who are into martial arts / anime / japanese tea and thus get acquainted with japanese culture a bit, we know almost nothing about japanese home-style cooking…

    So, I am VERY GLAD I found your blog, and cant wait to look around and to try your recipes!

    One more thing: I am a vegetarian, so I would love some tips for cooking vegetables and legumes in your way. I know it can get a bit complicated to think of no-meat, no-fish, no-eggs recipes, but I would be very glad if you could wave your magical wand. :)

    Thanks for everything,
    Lae

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    • Nami November 22, 2011, 5:24 pm

      Hi Lae! Traditional Japanese food includes a lot of vegetables and seaweed. Long time ago meat, egg, fish were all expensive and we uses a lot of vegetables for our meals. My family likes meat and seafood so I include them in a meal, but you can always omit them (if they are included in the meal). Japanese uses dashi stock instead of chicken stock. Dashi stock is fish base, so I’m afraid you can’t really enjoy the very authentic flavor. Dashi stock, soy sauce, mirin, sake, miso are our essential ingredients/seasonings in our cooking. I’ve notice there are a lot of vegetarian readers, so I’ll include more veggie dish as well. Thanks for writing!

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  • Emily November 20, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Love the blog, I’ve made a few of the recipes but my favorite was definitely dorayaki. I think that’s just because I’m a baker though. :) But this is my goto blog for japanese recipes, easy to understand and lots of tasty options.

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  • Carolyn Jung November 20, 2011, 3:40 pm

    Congrats on that major milestone! It’s fabulous recipes like this one that keep us all coming back, hungry for more. ;)

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  • CC November 20, 2011, 5:18 pm

    Hi Nami, I’m so happy to have found your blog! I absolutely love Japanese cuisine and I can’t wait to try this recipe, especially since my brother loves Japanese cuisine and tempura too! Thank you!

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  • PolaM November 20, 2011, 8:16 pm

    That fry look so airy and delicious!

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  • Nic@diningwithastud November 20, 2011, 9:15 pm

    It has truly been a pleasure stumbling on to your blog and I enjoy every post!

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  • Huey Sing Kan November 21, 2011, 12:09 am

    I really love your blog! Every time I crave for some comfort Japanese food, this is the first site I go to for recipes. Thanks for sharing them all to us!! :)

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  • Huey Sing Kan November 21, 2011, 12:11 am

    Subscribed to Just One Cookbook! :)

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  • Huey Sing Kan November 21, 2011, 12:12 am

    Liked you on fb!

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  • Huey Sing Kan November 21, 2011, 12:13 am

    Following you on twitter :)

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  • Huey Sing Kan November 21, 2011, 12:14 am

    Shared on twitter!

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  • Karen Neo November 21, 2011, 5:13 am

    I have already like your facebook page! :)

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  • Karen Neo November 21, 2011, 5:14 am

    I already follow you on Twitter ;)

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  • Amelia November 21, 2011, 6:32 am

    Hi Nami, congratulation. Loves your give away, beautiful gift.
    Have a nice day.

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  • emily November 21, 2011, 7:16 am

    Hi I have only been following you for about a month. It was the temari sushi idea that earned your blog a place in my feed. Thank you!

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  • Fiona November 21, 2011, 9:52 am

    Hallo Namiko,
    Thanks for your great recipes so far! I would like to read more (and along with the recipes) about the origin of the dish/ fun facts or the region it comes from, why it is named the way it is, why the dish is special, typical for, festive dishes and your personal experiences with these foods! Thank you! :-)

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  • Irina November 21, 2011, 11:54 am

    I’ve subscribed today via email as your blog is so beautiful and so full of interesting recipes, but then later received a notification of your new post and a giveaway so here I am :)

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  • Biana @ TastyGalaxy.com November 21, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I like tempura, thank you for sharing the recipe for making it.

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  • tigerfish November 21, 2011, 2:37 pm

    I got to know over FB about your site being down but I did not have any problems visiting your site much earlier, and during that time. Anyway, fortunately your site is up and well again if not a lot of readers will be missing you :)

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  • Reese@SeasonwithSpice November 21, 2011, 8:22 pm

    Nami – I immediately want to eat this when I looked at your pictures! You certainly know how to make us crave for Japanese food. Oh, I wouldn’t mind to dip those crispy goodness into some wasabi too! Glad to know your blog is back up. Those are such beautiful giveaways! For once, I don’t own the same wares as those:)

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  • HN November 21, 2011, 9:25 pm

    I already like your Facebook page.
    Thanks

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  • A Little Yumminess November 21, 2011, 9:45 pm

    Your blog is wonderful!! Recipe is awesome and would love to win the sake set!

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  • Carrie November 21, 2011, 11:55 pm

    Congrats on having 1000 subscribers!

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  • jacki November 22, 2011, 1:29 am

    Hi Nami, I just discovered your recipes while looking for one for fried tofu I came across your Agedasi Tofu recipe and noticed how familar your recipes are to the ones I’ve grown-up with. I even made a soup similar to your Hong Kong Style Borscht Soup today. I subscribe via email and can’t wait to start receiving your blogs.

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  • skip to malou November 22, 2011, 5:59 am

    Congratulations Nami… indeed so many things to be grateful for. Not everyone could achieve what you achieved… and in such a short time. Hats off to you but you truly deserve it. You are one of the most sincerest blogger friends i’ve met! So sweet and very gracious too!

    Much love,
    Malou

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  • FreeSpiritEater November 22, 2011, 6:06 am

    Oh my goodness what a spectacular dish! I would skip breakfast for that right now, yum! Looks delish! And what a beautiful giveaway! Thanks for hosting, have a great day Nami =]

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  • Junie November 22, 2011, 6:53 am

    I’m a recent subscriber to your blog and love your posts, especially the photos! Keep up the great work! Thank you :)

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  • Neko Leung November 22, 2011, 6:56 am

    Hi Nami, thanks for providing easy to follow recipes. Sometimes it is not as easy to find some ingredients where I live but I love reading them regardless. I usually just follow the feed on google reader but just ‘Like’ your FB page as well.

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  • Geni November 22, 2011, 9:59 am

    Oh this dish is making me drool. It looks so fabulous! I would LOVE the beautiful Sake set and chopsticks! How gracious of you to thrown in something extra!

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  • Geni November 22, 2011, 10:01 am

    I subscribe to your blog now!

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  • Geni November 22, 2011, 10:02 am

    I already follow you on Twitter! :)

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  • Geni November 22, 2011, 10:02 am

    I am tweeting about it….now!

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  • Christine November 22, 2011, 10:43 am

    Thanks for the giveaway as well as all your wonderful recipes!

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  • Christine November 22, 2011, 10:44 am

    Liked on fb :)

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  • Christine November 22, 2011, 10:45 am

    Shared on FB :)

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  • Christine November 22, 2011, 10:45 am

    Following you on twitter

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  • Christine November 22, 2011, 10:46 am

    Subscribed to your list!

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  • Ellen November 22, 2011, 3:56 pm

    Congrats on the 1000 subscribers! Love this site and really love this recipe, I’ll have to try it soon!

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  • Lexi November 22, 2011, 5:00 pm

    I am living in Okinawa at this time and depend on your blog to help me shop and cook. Thank you!

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  • Aiko November 22, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Your recipes always give me great ideas for meals with my kareshi. Thank you so much! Did the vinegar idea for the fish work for you?

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  • Vicki Bensinger November 23, 2011, 5:09 am

    Nami congratulations on you 1000th subscriber, that’s incredible. What a fun giveaway. I’ve been so busy I missed this post until reading your current one. Such fun giveaway items, I love them all.

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  • Vicki Bensinger November 23, 2011, 5:11 am

    I already subscribe to you by email and follow you. I think I follow you on FB but will check again but can’t recall if I follow you on twitter. I need to check that as well. Thanks for sharing this fun giveaway.

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  • Sylvia@PeachesandDOnuts November 23, 2011, 5:39 am

    Congrats on your 1000th subscriber! I love how it looks kakiage looks so light and non oily unlike some that i’ve come across! :)

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  • Sylvia@PeachesandDOnuts November 23, 2011, 5:39 am

    I’m already your subscriber

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  • Sylvia@PeachesandDOnuts November 23, 2011, 5:40 am

    and your fan on facebook

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  • Sylvia@PeachesandDOnuts November 23, 2011, 5:40 am

    and also following you on twitter. :)

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  • Tara November 23, 2011, 6:34 am

    I love your recipes and photos!

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  • Tara November 23, 2011, 6:35 am

    I am your fan on facebook.

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  • Hilary November 23, 2011, 9:25 am

    Absolutely love your blog! Such delicious meals!

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  • Hilary November 23, 2011, 9:25 am

    I follow you on fb:)

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  • kegaretagaijin November 23, 2011, 2:45 pm

    Nice site. Like the traditional recipes. Curious if you also cook authentic Chinese dishes? Omedeto~

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  • Pamela Downing November 24, 2011, 5:03 am

    Everything looks delicious! You are making me want to have ah un-traditional Thanksgiving for next year!

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  • Lauren November 24, 2011, 3:30 pm

    this looks delicious!! love your blog!

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  • Valerie Brunmeier November 25, 2011, 11:01 am

    I love your gorgeous blog Nami :)

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  • Valerie Brunmeier November 25, 2011, 11:01 am

    I like you on FB.

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  • Valerie Brunmeier November 25, 2011, 11:01 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

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  • Louise H. November 25, 2011, 7:36 pm

    Just found your site by the good graces of Season with Spice and loved what I saw-have signed up for emails-thank you.

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  • Papith Lee November 25, 2011, 10:38 pm

    Congratulations! I love your pictures!!! I am very proud of you! I enjoy your blog!

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  • Papith Lee November 25, 2011, 10:46 pm

    I’m following you on twitter!

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  • Didier November 26, 2011, 5:07 am

    Thanks for all you put on your web site. Highly appreciated.

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  • proudsailor November 26, 2011, 11:41 am

    I used to love to stop at Japanese grocery and get these. I’d also get extra tempura shrimp for me and my son. However, no Japanese grocery is near me in mountains of North Carolina, so I will have to make these myself. I have a feeling this is one time when my Japanese mandolin slicer will come in handy!

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  • Ashley November 26, 2011, 11:43 am

    What a great way to celebrate 1000 subscribers. I love your blog. I went shopping at the Asian market today and thought of your fantastic recipes. Hopefully if my sushi bowls turn out well tonight I will post on my blog about it. Where did you get the sake set? I would love to buy one for myself! Happy thanksgiving!

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  • Minoueel November 27, 2011, 7:12 am

    Congratulations on the 1000 subscribers and I hope there will be more to come. Love your blog or it’s simplicity and detailed instructions with photographs showing the method step by step.

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  • Lyndsey@The Tiny Skillet November 29, 2011, 10:36 am

    Sorry I missed this giveaway! It’s a lovely sake set, and chopsticks. This looks really good I am loving all the veggies and such. I have not tried burdock root yet. I just fried some Japanese sweet potato into chips last weekend. So funny I use chopsticks as a kitchen tool everyday. I have several in different sizes in my kitchen tool caddy right on the counter. I even use them when I am frying up some tortillas. :)

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  • Lara May 21, 2014, 11:05 pm

    Looks delicious (as ever)! Do you have a good tip to keep the fried tempura hot till serving? I’m slow at frying so either we eat with breaks in between (for more frying) or half of the food is cold, which is a shame.
    Thanks!

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    • Nami May 22, 2014, 9:03 pm

      Hi Lara! Thank you! You could put back into the oil again right after you’re done with everything. But this time, use higher heat to make tempura crisp (not to actually deep fry). Or keep your oven on and put on wire rack (extra oil will drop) and keep it warm. :) Hope this helps!

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  • Anni Nguyen July 28, 2014, 7:36 pm

    Hi Nami congratulations on your 1000 subscribers and more to come ! Thank you for sharing them delicious recipes & IG postings!

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    • Nami July 28, 2014, 7:39 pm

      Thank you Anni! Actually I now have 10,000 subscribers! Thank you for your kind words – support and love from readers like you help my blog grow fast and I really appreciate it! Thank you!!!!

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