The other day, my family and I visited Shinjuku area on weekend. As always, I researched local ramen shops and found a “niboshi (dried small sardines) based ramen”. In Japan, we usually use dried small sardines to make Dashi soup broth. I like the flavor from niboshi so I decided to try. Read More
Menu: – Miso soup with bonito flakes, wakame seaweed and dried vegetables – Stir-fried rice with dried shrimp and aosa seaweed – Grilled cod fish with butter and soy sauce [Recipe] – Gyoza pizza – Natto* with toasted white sesame seeds *fermented soybeans – Yogurt topped with blueberry jam
When you feel like eating fish but don’t know how to cook it, this is an easy recipe for you! You can try Teriyaki sauce that I introduced in my previous recipe, but this sauce is much easier. Yes, it’s just butter and soy sauce. This is one of the easiest, most simple and yummy sauces that I recommend. Only 3 steps! My son also loves this sauce. Please try it out!
Menu: – Miso soup with nameko mushrooms and Japanese spring onion – Japanese brown rice – Mackerel simmered in miso [Recipe] – Seasoned soybeans and vegetables – Natto* with toasted white sesame seeds *fermented soybeans – Yogurt topped with blueberry jam
As Ramen is always so popular here in Tokyo, you can find not famous yet good quality ramen shops easily wherever you live/stay. So I did. I found another my favorite ramen shop, which is accessible from my place. Some of you might know but my son adores trains. Luckily, local and the last streetcar in Tokyo called “Sakura Tram” runs near our neighborhood. So, it’s always our family’s pleasure to find good restaurant along the line. When we found this ramen shop, we (maybe my husband and I only) were soooo HAPPY!
Menu: – Miso soup [Recipe] – Soboro donburi [Recipe] – Rolled pork with eggplant and mushrooms – Salad with lettuce, green beans, purple cabbage and cherry tomato – Natto* with toasted white sesame seeds *fermented soybeans – Japanese green tea
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!
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!
My family and I visited our favorite place a few days ago. We brought our new camera so we suddenly started filming Vlog for all of you.
This time, I will introduce my favorite 3 things to do in Yanaka area. If you are planning to come and join my cooking class, please also include this Yanaka area in your itinerary. Highly recommended!