This dish proves that shoyu (soy-sauce) goes well with any other condiments and even enhances other flavors. Mix all ingredients. Let them sit. Then grill or cook in pan. Simple and ono.
You can make this ono dish with the simple ingredients you always have in your pantry and fridge.
Nanbanzu is a Japanese sweetened vinegar dressing and often used to marinate seafood. Nanbanzuke means "marinated in the Nanban souce." It is a refreshing dish especially in hot summer days. Marinate the fried salmon as they are cooked. Then add the vegetables. Vegetables will be slightly cooked by heat from salmon and cured by the vin...
This is NOT the "udon" soup that I grew up with. I was watching TV one day and saw this "haole" lady making a soup using dried udon noodles and chicken broth. Seemed weird first, but looked good. So I created my own soup using whatever I had in my pantry and fridge. It was surprisingly delicious. I like to throw a lot of vegetables, but yo...
Ginger pork is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. It is easy and quick to make, but so flavorful. Eat with a bowl of hot rice. often eat this dish along with sauteed bean sprouts seasoned with salt and pepper. Such a comfort meal!
Wafu means "Japanese style". Mayo, sesame and shoyu are my favorite ingredients and this creamy dressing has them all. Mirin adds a touch of sweetness.
My friends from Okinawa told me about this dish. Apparently this Taco Rice (Takoraisu) dish is very popular and widely served in many restaurants throughout Okinawa. It's so easy to make. You can make it with left-over ingredients after the taco meal.
I don't even remember how many times I have made this Super Baked Cheese Dip. So easy to prepare, yet so yummy. Bring it to gatherings. Everyone will love it. Guaranteed.
One of the "Izakaya" favorites. Usually tofu is deep-fried for this dish, but I prefer pan-fry. To squeeze out water, you can just wrap tofu up in paper towels and let it sit for 15 minutes, or just microwave for 1 minute. Silken tofu is good, but it is hard to handle. Just use regular tofu. Be careful, if you touch too soon while fryi...
Marinate the chicken thigh in oyster sauce and bake in the oven. No oil is needed. It cooks with the oil from the own skin. Enjoy the crunchy skin as well.
Champuru is an Okinawan word for "mix". You can throw different ingredients into a pan and fry them. My favoriite is Somen Champuru. This is a very simple recipe using only a few ingredients - somen, Spam, and bok choy. If you like, you can throw an egg at very last. Garnish with chopped green onion and "beni shoga" (red ginger).
I always love the vegetable dressing served in the Japanese restaurants. This dressing is good for salad as well as for seared fish and roast beef. I use this dressing for my ahi salad. For garlic lovers, add one (or more) clove of grated garlic.