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[RECIPE ONLY] EASY QUICK SIDE DISH: JAPANESE MAYO CALESLOW

This easy Coleslaw Recipe with crisp cabbage, cucumber, apples and sesame seeds. Creamy, crunchy, crispy coleslaw with savory Japanese mayo dressing. It'll be taken for less than 1 hour includes marinating time. Coleslaw is the perfect side dish for potlucks, parties and meal prep.
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Classic Japanese GYOZA Dumpling AND Gyoza Sauce Recipe

Iconic golden crispy on the bottom, pretty pleats on the top, moreover, savory juicy inside. This classic Japanese pan-fried dumplings called Gyoza recipe serves up a popular weekend meal as well as a great appetizer for the party! No way you can compare homemade gyoza dumplings with take-out Gyoza from Japanese-like oriental restaurants or frozen chicken potstickers!
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JAPANESE HOT APPETIZER CHAWANMUSHI: JAPANESE STEAMED EGG CUSTARD RECIPE

Chawanmushi is one of iconic Japanese cuisine. It’s a simple dish, but it’s also known for a difficult dish to make since the dish comes out under-cooked or over-cooked and less seasoned. Chawanmushi is the savory hot apperizer that absolutely catch guest’s eyes, so it is one of the dish you want to master. Once you learn how to make it, it’s a very simple and easy to make. Even if you don’t have a steamer, you can make it in a pot. In my blog, I try to use ingredients that you can easily get.
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Classic Japanese Karaage Chicken Recipe

The classic Karaage Chicken recipe- everyone can make Japanese-style fried chicken at home. Crispy and juicy, it's sure to be a family favorite. Despite there's no need for a long marinade in buttermilk like classic fried chicken, yet, I recommend marinating the chicken in buttermilk, Shio-koji, or the baking powder solution, especially when using chicken breast meat. The two-step coating process can bring the best crispy Karaage chicken, besides using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. (and mix starch.)
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[RECIPE ONLY] CRISPY OAMEAL KARAAGE CHICKEN

One of the popular Japanese food-KARAAGE CHICKEN. Today, mix old-fashioned oatmeal to the coating to make it crunchier. You can use potato starch or cake flour instead of rice flour, yet rice flour can provide the most crunchy fried chicken without effort. Letting the coating absorb the moisture provides crispy fried chicken and also it does not make the oil mess.
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Only 3-Step Healthy Snack! Quick, Easy, Yamitsuki Cabbage

Make a delicious, healthy fresh vegetable snack ready in just three steps! This super-simple quick veggie snack is called Yamitsuki Cabbage, which means Addictive cabbage, and is the popular Izakaya snack in Japan. The perfect option when you need healthy snacks or late-night cravings. Why is it so addictive? Because of high-quality toasted sesame oil and a little bit of mineral salt.
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Become A Ramen Master At Home| How To Make “Menma” Bamboo Shoots (Menma-Like)

LEARN HOW TO MAKE MENMA BAMBOO SHOOTS FOR RAMEN TOPPING IN THE JAPANESE WAY! The easy recipe uses canned bamboo shoots to make Menma for ramen topping. Just simmer bamboo sliced shoots until the sauce is reduced. To prepare canned bamboo shoots, drain the juice and rinse thoroughly in freshwater before use.
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[RECIPE ONLY] MOYASHI ITAME WITH FLUFFY EGGS

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Japanese Cooking TIPS & HACKS: Brine The Meat In The Baking Powder Solution

LEARN HOW TO USE BAKING POWDER TO BRINE MEAT (NEVER GET SALTY)! Why baking powder can tenderize meat? Using baking powder can bring meat not only tender but also moist and juicy. It's the easy brine for chicken, turkey, pork, maybe beef. (If you like meaty texture, I don't recommend brine beef steak)Thankfully, I never have the terrible dry, tasteless, rubbery chicken (breast), turkey, and pork chops, since I use my secret brine with baking powder.
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SHISHITO PEPPERS: EASY SHISHITO PEPPER STIR FRY

These iconic vibrant green peppers called SHISHITO PEPPERs, popular summer vegetables in Japan. Bitter, sweet, sometimes hot spicy! gets more mature fan, often served as appetizer at Izakaya. Not any more unique, SHISHITO peppers get popular in the US, SHISHITO is Japanese name but it's native plant in south America!
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JAPANESE COOKING 101: AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE, AMAZU-ZUKE

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PARTY “CHIRASHI” SUSHI RECIPE: EASY & HEALTHY COLORFUL SWEET SUSHI DISH MAEKS KIDS HAPPY

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Become A Ramen Master At Home: Easy Japanese Chushu Pork Belly

Authentic rich Chashu sauce and juicy tender pork belly at home. For the ramen bowl or rice bowl topping! Because you want to skip rolling pork belly, just skip the process in this recipe.
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Izakaya At Home! Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide: Chicken Gizzards “SUNAGIMO” Nibble Recipes

My top 3 chicken gizzards finger food recipes for Home Izakaya. Whether you’re throwing a party or planning ahead for an Izakaya date at home, these nibbles will win by authentic Japanese SUNAGIMO recipes that you can’t get anywhere else. We love its texture, so we even don’t try to tenderize it. Chicken gizzards are so reasonable and have addictive textures. These recipes are also super-easy to make.
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[RECIPE ONLY] SUNAGIMO AMAKARANI: SIMMERED CHICKEN GIZZARD IN SOY SAUCE

AMAKARANI (甘辛煮) is a traditional cooking method in Japanese cuisine that simmers ingredients in the sauce mainly based on sugar and soy sauce. Chicken gizzards in Japanese are "SUNAGIMO" so this dish is called "SUNAGIMO NO AMAKARANI" and also a popular dish as a nibble for beer, sake, and whiskey highball! Sweet, tangy, and sharp soy sauce flavor with a fresh ginge hint. It can be served right away, yet, the next day is much more delicious.
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[RECIPE ONLY] EASY FISH TEMPURA (SWAI)

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[RECIPE ONLY] EASY YUMMY COLESLAW WITH KEWPIE MAYO

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[RECIPE ONLY] OVEN-BAKED LEFTOVER Camarones con Crema OMELET

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EASY PARTY FOOD IDEA: Super Crispy Asian Thin Fried Chicken Breast [PAN-FRIED]

Fried Chicken Breasts - crispy, tender thin-sliced chicken breasts coated in rice flour and potato starch mixture with the secret tip to make them super crunchy and crispy ever. Happy about pan-fry with a little oil.
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[INSTANT POT RECIPE] Become A Ramen Master At Home: Japanese-Style Chashu Pork (made of pork shoulder)

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IZAKAYA AT HOME! Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide: UMESUISHO

Umesuisho is one of the luxury delicacies as nibbles for alcohol lovers in Japan. A beautiful reddish pink delicacy, you can make this with unique ingredients-chicken breast bones, pig's ears, or wild ear mushrooms.
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IZAKAYA AT HOME! Quirky Japanese Delicacy Guide: CHICKEN CARTRIDGE “NANKOTSU”

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Kinpira 101: Make Easy Quick Vegetable Side In Japanese Home Cooking

Kinpira is a quick stir-fry with Japanese basic (sweet and salty) sauce. The popular comfort side dish for dinner and bento items. It can help add nutritional value to every meal. Stock in the fridge since it'll last for almost a week once you make tons! Besides, add every salad, soup, and sandwich!! You can switch veggies to any root or less-water veggies.
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Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Steak With Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Sauce

Ahi tuna is high in protein, low in fat, technically healthy, and very easy to cook. Learn the secret to preparing tuna to cut off the fishy taste and pull out the Umami flavor for a sesame-crusted seared tuna steak. It may seem fancy like the dinner for holidays, date nights, and special occasions, but honestly, it’s very easy, simple, and tasty, and both best parts, ahi tuna and authentic! Japanese Teriyaki sauce is a ridiculously savory combination! Only the effort you may need is to make Teriyaki sauce and Japanese citrus chili paste in advance.
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Goodbye Mushy Shrimp: How To Boil Shrimp

Wondering how to boil shrimp? I'll tell you how I can bring tender and juicy boiled shrimp EVERY TIME. My technique may be a little more process than you expect, each process is really easy and makes sense. Make the perfect boiled shrimp to serve as shrimp cocktails, fresh spring rolls, topping on salads, and making homemade sushi!
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Discover How To Make This Tender Juicy Crispy Boneless Chicken Breast Karaage

Good-bye dry fried chicken breast, with my tender juicy crispy Japanese fried chicken breast recipe! Deliciously seasoned in the traditional marinating sauce then double-frying until golden with mouthwatering crisp edges! Make tender and moist chicken breast in two time-saver methods, and make them full-flavored, without dipping sauce. My simple and easy Karaage chicken breast recipe uses skinless and boneless chicken breasts in the Japanese traditional way. Enjoy this authentic gingery Karaage chicken breast.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY: Glass Noodles AND Harusame Salad Recipe

Japanese Glass Noodle Salad (Harusame Salad) is a simple, vinegary, savory fresh noodle dish that can bring an unusual international side dish to your kitchen. Quick-cooking of glass noodles, which soaking glass noodles in boiled water for 4 minutes, drain, rinse and cut. Add your favorite protein and vegetables. Great served chilled. Glass noodles are a common food in Asian cuisine, and it is called "Harusame" in Japanese. Japanese Harusame noodles are mainly made of potato starch. Harusame salad is also a popular salad menu in Japan- it's refreshing and addictive with sesame oil and soy sauce-based dressing. You can use Mung Bean Thread Vermicelli instead, but not rice noodles if you care about calories.
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Easy Quick Sweet Potato Recipe In Japanese Home Cooking: Lemon Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes simmered with refreshing lemon slices often is served in vegetable side dishes, Obento items, and kaiseki cuisine in Japan. Generally, we use SATSUMAIMO, Japanese sweet potatoes, but, you can use regular sweet potatoes if it’s available. Soak sliced sweet potatoes in cold water after cutting because they’ll quickly turn black when exposed to air. Simmer the sweet potatoes over low heat for the savory sweet! sweet! potato dish. Store in the refrigerator and consume within 4-5 days. Lemon sweet potato leftovers can be turned into other dishes while mashing them to make sweet potato pie or casserole dishes.
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[Instant Pot Recipe] Tender Moist Chicken Breast

This very tender and moist chicken breast recipe is inspired by the Japanese home cooking recipe which is using the low-temperature slow-cooking method (Sous VIde). Marinating with sugar and salt overnight to help the chicken breast tender and moist, I'll tell you two ways to use Instant Pot: "Pressure Cook" and "Sous Vide". Enjoy your perfectly delicious tender moist chicken ever for your weekend salad and Ramen noodles!
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Japanese Pickles With Shio Koji Is An Easy And Healthy Idea For Vegetable Side Dish

Traditional Japanese TSUKEMONO, packed with sweet and delicious natural flavor. Since this recipe is used semi-dried cucumber and carrots, these koji zuke pickles have a unique crunchy texture without a bold watery taste.
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Don’t Throw Radish Greens! Japanese-Style Sauteed Radish Greens

Don’t toss those radish greens! Learn how to make Japanese-style sautéed radish greens for a simple but healthy vegetable side dish. If you're throwing out the radish tops, let's learn how to make this super-easy traditional Japanese radish greens stir-fry by use in soups, salads, omelets, and even as a topping for rice and noodles. Sauteed Radish green is a Japanese stir-fry with iconic Asian-Japanese flavors running through the dish, which is commonly served with a side dish of rice or tea-time after meals. Also, it is a popular dish as the meal-prep ingredients such as adding fried rice, egg omelets, or miso soup... Incorporate this easy Japanese dish that everyone can enjoy, and reduce food loss using rich nutritious radish greens.
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AVOCADO AND CREAM CHEESE Great For MISOZUKE| Effortless Pressed Sushi Recipe

Marinate avocado in miso! It's an unexpected combination, but the rich buttery creamy flavor will be enhanced and goes well with not only the avocado but also rice and Japanese sake. “Pressed sushi” called Oshizushi is a traditional type of sushi, which literally made by pressing sushi rice and ingredients in a container. Aesthetic, this block-shaped sushi can be an eye-catching dish at a party. Moreover, it is effortless, and super-easy to make even if you've never tried making sushi. Since this recipe is used Misozuke avocado and cream cheese, so I skip seasoning the sushi rice.
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Easy Japanese Beef Cheek Stew; Melt-In-Your-Mouth Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek Infused with Rich Miso Flavor

Easy slow cooking- This Japanese-style beef cheek stew combines rich red miso & red wine to make a flavorful appetizer. It is the staple Izakaya appetizer in Japan. Not only for the appetizer but also, can provide a savory melt-in-your-mouth topping on a rice bowl. This recipe is inspired by famous Nagoya local food called Dote-it's originally Japanese beef tendon stew. The rich red miso flavor will definitely bring you an appetite.