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Soboro Donburi

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One of my son’s favorite foods is Soboro Donburi. Soboro means “stir-fry ingredients until being scrambled” in Japanese. You just need egg and meat. That’s all! I usually use chicken but you can also use pork and beef if you prefer. Since this recipe is so simple and easy, I cook this dish whenever my son wants. You add sugar in egg so this dish looks like between sweets and meal. (I think that’s why he likes!)
If you want to add more color (let’s say Green color ) and nutrition, I recommend to add boiled and chopped spinach, mitsuba trefoil, green beans, asparagus etc. How about decorating them between chicken and egg? Please try it out!

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Teriyaki Chicken

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Teriyaki dish (including teriyaki sauce) is one of the most common Japanese foods overseas. I was so amazed to see my friends from abroad and my cooking class guests like Teriyaki dish. But somehow, it’s not so common here in Japan.
Teriyaki sauce is easy to make so you can easily cook some Teriyaki dishes as main dish. The magic number to make teriyaki sauce is 1:1:1:1. You can just combine 4 of Japanese main seasonings; Soy sauce, Mirin, Sake and Sugar.
Since Teriyaki sauce has a bit plain flavor, I recommend to sprinkle the “Shichimi” (Seven herbs and spices) on top as a final touch. Please try it out!

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Tofu Croquette

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Since my son doesn’t eager to eat vegetables, I always try to create/arrange new recipes for him.
The other day, I introduced this croquette on my Instagram’s story video and some of my followers are interested in this recipe. So, I decided to share today!
This is arranged version of croquette recipe with various vegetables inside. I use tofu and ground chicken to add some protein this time but you can also add cheese, tempe etc. As for coating, I used Japanese dry baked wheat gluten. You can use normal Panko (bread crumbs) of course.
Please try it out!
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Matcha Ice Cream | Japanese sweets recipe

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In summer season, I serve homemade Matcha ice cream after the meal in my class. My guests loved this matcha ice cream and I had many requests so I decided to film this recipe video. Hope you like it!

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Zucchini and eggplant with plum paste

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These days, I make a lot of pickles at home. My favorite pickles are “Zucchini and eggplant with plum paste”. (Front one in this photo) For this dish, I like to put Japanese basil on top. Japanese basil, we call shiso, has amazing minty smell and flavor. First, thinly slice zucchini and eggplant and steam for few minutes with pinch of salt. Then, put plum paste (without seeds) and mix well. Finally, season with sesame oil and a little bit of say sauce. Please try it out!

Gyoza Pastry (Gluten-free)

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Gyoza is one of the home meals we make a lot here in Japan.
However, gyoza pastries we usually buy from supermarket have always a gluten.
In this video, I will introduce how to make Gluten-free Gyoza pastry.
I hope you like this Japanese food and cooking recipe.
Please enjoy the video and try it out. 

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