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HAPPOSAI (Babaocai): JAPANESE-CHINESE MIX VEGETABLE STIR-FRY

Babaocai is a typical Chinese stir-fry dish with various vegetables, seafood, and others. The dish is called "HAPPOSAI" (which is known for the manga character in RANMA) in Japan, and "HAPPO" means eight treasures. Although the dish is called eight treasures, it refers to "various" or 'many" so you can throw lots of vegetables. Typically, in Japan, thinly sliced pork belly, seafood includes squid or shrimp Napa cabbage, bamboo shoots, wood ear mushroom, carrots, quail eggs are commonly used in HAPPOSAI. Also, the dish that Happosai served on rice is called "CHUKA-DON" (which means Chinese rice bowl) and is popular menu in Japanese-Chinese restaurants. HAPPOSAI sauce is thicken with slurry made with potato starch and water. This dish is packed with umami flavor from various vegetables, pork belly, and seafood. The vegetable choice is totally up to you. Adjust the amount of slurry dpends on the water comes out cooked vegetables.
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[RECIPE ONLY] MAKE THE SUPERB FRIED RICE NOODLES WITH HAPPOSAI LEFTOVERS

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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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[INSTANT POT/PRESSURE COOKER] MAKE JAPANESE KAKUNI DISH WITH PORK NECKS

This pork neck recipe is inspired by a Japanese simmered pork belly dish called "BUTA NO KAKUNI". Well, it's too much saying "inspired"...it is almost the same recipe when you make BUTA NO KAKUNI. Pork necks are not so popular ingredients in Japan, (but, it is the popular menu in Japanese BBQ restaurants,) I like pork necks in this recipe because they are not as fatty as pork belly and hardly beomce dry. It's super-easy to make, and the pulled meat goes well with ramen, tacos, and sandwiches!
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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] MIX VEGETABLE STIR-FRY IN KETCHUP OYSTER SAUCE

Napolitan spaghetti, chicken rice...In Japanese cooking, we often use tomato ketchup to add sweet and tangy sour flavor. This Japanese-inspired veggie stir-fry is super easy to make and quick. No need to make a stir-fry sauce! Clean up your fridge to make this sweet savory vegetable stir fry. You can change ingredients whatever you have.
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VEGETABLE STIR FRY 101: JAPANESE COOKING TIPS TO AVOID YOUR VEGETABLE STIR-FRY MAKING WATERY

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JAPANESE MOYASHI BEAN SPROUTS 101: Nutrition Facts & Cooking Tips & Recipe Ideas

These squiggly white sprouts are crunchy, light, and fresh in texture, often used for stir fry, soup, and salad in Asian cuisines. In Japanese home cooking, MOYASHI is one of the top stock vegetables in a fridge since they are so reasonable, crunchy, light, and healthy that everyone hardly dislikes them.
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[RECIPE ONLY] YASAI-ITAME: MOYASHI Bean Sprouts, Fluffy Eggs, and bok choy Stir Fry

Easy and savory bean sprouts & scrambled eggs stir fry with crunchy baby bok choy and sweet shiitake mushrooms. Season this dish with the perfect combination of Asian condiments-soy and oyster sauce. Avoid over cook MOYASHI bean sprouts!
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[RECIPE ONLY] MOYASHI ITAME WITH FLUFFY EGGS

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EBICHIRI: JAPANESE SHRIMP IN SWEET SPICY KETCHUP SAUCE

EBICHIRI refers to “EBI no Chili sauce-Itame” which is shrimp stir-fry in sweet and spicy sauce, a Japanese Chinese dish. Despite it being called chili sauce, chili sauce is not used. EBICHIRI is the popular menu in typical Chinese restaurants in Japan, and its fresh shrimp texture goes well with sweet and spicy sauce. In authentic (Japanese) Chinese restaurants, Doubanjiang is used as the sauce as spicy, yet, we often tomato ketchup instead at home. As well as Napolitan spaghetti, chicken rice, and egg omelet with ketchup sauce, the Japanese like the taste of ketchup and often used in Japanese casual cuisine.
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[RECIPE ONLY] USE LEFTOVER COCKTAIL SAUCE FOR CHICKEN & ASPARAGUS STIR-FRY

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Japanese Meal Prep Recipe: MISO-FLAVORED GROUND MEAT CALLED “NIKUMISO”

NIKUMISO is a popular meal-prep item in Japan which is stir-fried ground meat such as pork, chicken, or pork&beef mix with plenty of minced garlic and ginger, and miso paste. Surely, the hint of this popular flavored ground meat is from Chinese dishes. It is added with sugar so that NIKUMISO is a savory sweet miso flavor (also it is addictive), moreover, you can make it spicy while adding chili peppers or chili paste. NIKUMISO is actually a super-versatile item besides delicious, easy to make, and will last for 5 days in a fridge and 2 months in a freezer.
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Homemade Layu: Keep This Japanese Hot Sauce In Your Pantry (TAKE A PEEK INTO JAPANESE PANTRY)

La-yu is chili oil made of hot chili peppers, roasted sesame oil, and other exotic spices, which is often used to add spicy and sesame oil’s aroma for gyoza dipping sauce, ramen soup, mainly Chinese dishes, and tofu dishes in Japan. Simple, Easy, But Supreme Savory Flavorful Japanese Layu. Please try to make this Layu if your traditional Layu is not enough.
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GROUND PORK (CHICKEN/BEEF) LETTUCE WRAPS

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JAPANESE COOKING 101: AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE, AMAZU-ZUKE

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[RECIPE ONLY] SHOYU POKE SOBA NOODLE BOWL

Absolutely easy delicious Hawaiian poke with sharp dark sosy sauce flavor, packed with umami and toasted sesame oil. Simply combine diced ahi tuna, chives, and toasted sesame seeds into this easy homemade poke sauce aka Asian dressing. Marinate ahi tuna in the sauce for 10 minutes, which brings non-fishy but aromatic Asian-flavored tuna. This time, soba noodles go with Shoyu ahi tina, but you can switch to sushi rice, udon noodles, somen noodles, or rice noodles.
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YAKINIKU SALAD BOWL: Marinated beef steak in homemade Japanese BBQ Sauce

This Japanese-YAKINIKU-syle BBQ steak salad is loaded with thinly-sliced beef steak (made on the grill or stovetop), glass noodles, cucumbers, carrots, and your choice of leafy greens. Topped with my homemade Yakiniku sauce and Asian sweet chili sauce to add extra Asian flavors. The beef steak is super tender by marinating with also Yakiniku sauce! This meal salad recipe is definitely flavorful and filling.
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VERSATILE HOMEMADE YAKINIKU SAUCE: AUTHENTIC JAPANESE BBQ SAUCE NOT TOO SWEET!

Everyone loves grilling meat, Japanese Yakiniku beef...Yum. I understand you all want to make THE AUTHENTIC Japanese BBQ sauce (Yakiniku sauce) at home, WITHOUT MIRIN. (YES!) This savory BBQ sauce will last for about 10 days. You can freeze it so it'll last longer. (about 6 months) This All-purpose BBQ sauce can be used as a dipping sauce, marinade sauce, stir-fry sauce, and salad dressing.
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TAKE A PEEK INTO A JAPANESE PANTRY: DAISHO AJI-SHIO-KOSHO SALT AND PEPPER UMAMI SEASONING MIX

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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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Easy Crispy “Chahan” Recipe: Japanese Egg Fried Rice With Simple Ingredients

Make this delicious authentic simple Chahan fried rice -Japanese fried rice- for a quick lunch or as a side for dinner. What'll you need is only egg and cold rice. For more ultimate tips to make "crispy" fired rice, read the post on the same page. You can add your choice of protein and other ingredients, but, select the vegetables that have less water content. This is the first step to making the best crispy fried rice, basically, egg rice.
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Tender Japanese-style Pork Shoulder Steak; These Japanese Tips Help Your Pork Steak From Drying Out

This pan-fired pork shoulder steak is a juicy, tender, moist steak that has been marinated in Japanese BBQ sauce often called YAKINIKU sauce! This easy and delicious dinner is perfect for especially weekdays when you don't have much time to make dinner or are not mood for grilling outside! Store the steak marinated in sauce in a freezer, it becomes further easier recipe. Tender, moist, delicious pork shoulder steak is made by marinating the pork in my Japanese BBQ sauce. Cook the steak with a non-stick skillet on the stovetop for an easy quick, less-messy dinner. Cook the steak covered with a lid so that the steak never dries out and is cooked effectively.
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[RECIPE ONLY] STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES IN ASIAN TERIYAKI SAUCE

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The Best Way To Use Leftover Chicken: Make Asian Chunky Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Craving for Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps? A quick -less than 30 minutes! easy, and delicious dinner that you can use up roast/ grilled chicken leftovers! I'll share all my cooking tips and make you an Asian cooking chef, better than the beloved dish from local Chinese food. Not greasy at all, has lots of veggies, (actually, half of the ingredients are vegetables!), and so addictive. To make this tasty stir-fry dish, preparation is important. Be sure all set, and combine the sauce before cooking!
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IT’S TIME FOR HIYASHI RAMEN: HOW TO MAKE JAPANESE COLD NOODLE SALAD WITH MARUTAI BOH RAMEN

Ramen noodles to refresh and energize with a cold summer noodle salad. With colorful vegetables, savory protein, and tangy refreshing dressing to put it all together. Cold ramen noodles, the popular summer noodle dish called Hiyashi Ramen or Hiyashi Chuka in Japan, for all your afternoon outdoor patio, yard parties, and summer picnics. Hiyashi Ramen is not difficult to make, besides, this recipe is super easy to make with MARUTAI Boh ramen.
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[INSTANT POT / Pressure Cook RECIPE] Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Super-savory healthy homemade Chicken soup in 30 minutes. You can use it right away-make homemade Shoyu Ramen! Store the soup in a fridge and freezer. Remove excess fat after letting it refrigerate. This chicken broth can be from Asian to your comfy flavor while changing flavored vegetables.
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How Long Does Homemade Salad Dressing Last In The Fridge? Recipe Ideas To Use Up Homemade Dressings

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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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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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All-Purpose Basic Asian Sesame Dressing: Secret Ingredients To Bring Authentic Asian Flavor

The all-purpose basic Asian Sesame dressing can easily bring authentic Asian (Japanese) flavor to your daily vivid salad. By using Japanese / Korean toasted sesame oil and high-quality toasted sesame seeds, you can easily upgrade your dressing. You can also turn this easy Asian sesame dressing into 7 flavors. BASIC, GINGER, WASABI, GOCHUJANG, ONION, CARROT, PEANUT BUTTER.