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Welcome to “YUCa’s Japanese Cooking”, a cooking class in TOKYO.

Chef and Recipe creator YUCa will guide you through the art of Easy, Simple and Delicious Japanese food to you!

Tokyo Guide : Yanaka ginza vol.3

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In this vlog, I will introduce Yanaka ginza. This is the 3rd time to feature this area. (I mistyped in the cover photo. Sorry!) Yanaka area is close to my place and one of my favorite town in Tokyo. This time, I’ll guide you another eating places that I recommend. 🙂 Hope you like them ALL!

YUCa’s Table : vol.173

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Menu :
– Sara udon (Nagasaki dish of noodles with various toppings)

Omiyamairi (First time to visit local shrine)

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First time to visit local shrine with Sui.
One month later after the baby’s birth, parents and grand parents all go to the shrine in Japan.
It is called the “Omiyamairi”.

Omiyamairi literally means “a visit to a shrine.” Omiyamairi is a Shinto ritual similar to the Christian baptism ceremony. It occurs when the baby is about one month old. Some parents choose to visit the famous shrine which is normally a bit far, but my family chose our local shrine.

During this event, babies usually wear a special white clothes for the ceremony, and have a special kimono draped over them. As the baby’s grandparents hold them, the priest presents the news of the birth to the guardian spirit of the shrine, and offers thanks. He then asks the spirit to protect the baby and keep them healthy.

These days, mothers also hold babies and take a picture as for memory. I could take photos of two kinds kimono. So happy to meet our parents from Fukushima and Fukuoka. One of the memorial day!

Kimpira gobo | Stir-fry burdock

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Kimpira gobo is traditional Japanese home meal. “Kimpira” came from the Japan’s old story. The main character Kimpira was strong and courageous man, so Kimpira represents strong and courageous in Japan. “Gobo” is a root vegetable called burdock in English and has lots of fiber. For cooking, Kimpira means a stir-fried veggie dish seasoned with say sauce, mirin, sake and sugar. Kimpira gobo is cooked with burdock only but we use carrot quite often. I usually slice the veggies like sharpening pencils. But you can cut veggies into various sizes and shapes. When I feel like biting chunks, I cut them into big pieces. I want to eat this dish everyday. I hope you enjoy this simple and easy dish!

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Filming day!

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Crews from my favorite TV show came to YUCa’s Japanese Cooking!
I wanted to be featured in this TV program someday so I was sooo surprised and also happy when the director contacted me. For more detail, I will announce later. Probably, early next year!

Karaage | Japanese-style fried chicken

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In this video, I introduce how to make Karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken). I am sure you are waiting this recipe for long time! There are so many Karaage recipes in Japan but I will introduce simple, easy and yummy recipe!
Don’t miss to check the secret ingredients and tips!!
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YUCa’s Table : vol.172

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Menu :
– Japanese curry rice [Recipe]
– Mixed grain rice and brown rice
– Salad with sautéed maitake mushrooms
– Grapes and Japanese pear

Osekihan | Festive rice with sweet potato

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In this video, I introduce how to make Osekihan with sweet potato (Festive rice with sweet potato). This rice dish is a traditional festive rice dish we usually eat at celebrating situation, like passing the exam, entrance and graduation of school etc. We normally use mochi-gome (glutinous rice) instead of using normal rice. This special rice adds a “mochi-mochi” (sticky) texture that many people love! To add a little bit twist, I added sweet potato for this dish since it’s autumn (when I shoot this video). At the final touch, I recommend to sprinkle black sesame seeds and salt on top! YUM! Please try it out!!!

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Calligraphy time!

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Calligraphy time! I wrote Sui’s name on a special paper to follow one of the Japanese tradition.

In Japan, parents usually decide their newborn’s name until the 7th day after the birth. Because most of the parents used to invite their family and relatives and hold special dinner gathering/party. At this event, parents announce their baby’s name for the first time and put the paper with their baby’s name on the wall to show everyone.

Nowadays, parents and their family (including relatives) live apart because of lifestyle and also for work situation. So, it’s not so easy to coordinate this gathering after the child birth. Modern parents usually celebrate this event only for themselves these days. Same as this situation, my husband and I had casual lunch with my parents on the day I came back home from hospital. Then, I went asleep to get recovered soon…zzz
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A week after the child birth and my birthday

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Hi, everyone!
A week passed since I gave birth my baby girl.
(Oh, around same time last week, I was giving birth at the hospital. wow!)
Because of typhoon, my father couldn’t come to Tokyo for a few days.
But finally, both of my parents could meet the baby at the hospital.

I came back home now with my baby and rest a lot to recover well.
My son takes good care of his younger sister.
He seems growing up suddenly and gaining strong responsibility everyday.

And…yesterday (October 17th) was my birthday! Actually, I was thinking that it would be funny if my baby be born on the same birth day as mine. She was a bit early to be born(2 weeks before the due date!) but I am pretty sure that we will celebrate our birthdays together on the same day in the near future ! We are now October-born gals. hahaha

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