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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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[Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker] [RECIPE ONLY] EASY SEAFOOD PAELLA

This Instant Pot Paella is super-easy to make, and, super delicious and picturesque. Your choice of seafood- shrimp, mussels, calamari...from fresh-caught to a freezer! Use medium grain rice, unnecessary to rinse, diced onions, and bell peppers as adding sweetness and flavor.
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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: MAKE RAMEN SOUP FROM LEFTOVER CHASHU/KAKUNI SAUCE

Make Shoyu Ramen after the sauce when making a Japanese-style pork neck dish. The sauce will turn the savory ramen soup packed with rich flavor. Depending on how your sauce will be rich or light and also taste, adjust the ratio of the sauce and water. This ramen recipe is based on when you make my Japanese pork neck dish, besides, you can also make ramen made with CHASHU sauce.
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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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GROUND PORK (CHICKEN/BEEF) LETTUCE WRAPS

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

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[RECIPE ONLY] EASY FISH TEMPURA (SWAI)

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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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[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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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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Become A Ramen Master At Home: Authentic Shoyu Ramen From Scratch

Making ramen from scratch is not so hassle in home cooking. I mean, just picking up simple steps despite we can go for the professional ramen-shop grade processes. Yet, this easy homemade shoyu ramen recipe is pretty tasty made of homemade chicken broth. Although I mention it is an easy ramen recipe, still, it needs a little effort more than making instant noodles, which you’ll need a minimum of a day to make Chasyu pork and ramen eggs. (Basically, it’s the marinating time. )
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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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How To Make Itsuki Food Non-Fried Instant Ramen: Authentic Tonkotsu Ramen In 2.5 Minutes

Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen has been top-selling on Amazon, Japan. You’ll be impressed with this high-quality ramen noodle product that you can’t believe it’s Instant noodles! Rich Tonkotsu soup with aromatic Mar oil. It’s definitely beyond other instant noodle products, and you can enjoy authentic ramen noodles at a reasonable price at home.
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MARUTAI Stick “Boh” Ramen Instructions AND Kyushu Ramen Flavor Guide

Japanese instant ramen noodles are no longer more than just instant noodles. Thousands of these culturally significant instant noodle products in Japan have dramatically improved flavors and styles since Momofuku Ando created instant noodles in 1958. Not only in Japan, but they’ve also been booming worldwide as another cool Japanese culture. Graduate from regular curly fried instant noodles! Try non-fired stick instant ramen noodles called “Boh ramen” in Japanese to get inspired! It almost drags you into the kitchen rather than going out to ramen shops.
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Become A Ramen Master At Home: Make Easy Japanese-Style TANTANMEN With Peanut Butter

Tantan ramen is a savory, spicy dish with origins in China and Japan. It has a unique flavor, incorporating both the sweetness of miso and the full of Asian Authentic condiments. This dish is fast becoming an international favorite, and with its ease of preparation and complex flavor, it's no wonder why!
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Japanese Tomato Ketchup Spaghetti Recipe For People Who Got Disappointed Once: How To Make No-Soggy Perfect “Napolitan”

Napolitan is a must-try unique Japanese noodle dish for both Japanophiles and anime lovers. Spaghetti with Ketchup sounds a little weird but you want to try it! My hubby (who is from the US) like the dish despite he doesn't know the sauce is made of ketchup. (if he finds out the truth, he would not eat it again. Most popular comfort lunch and retro Kissaten menu. Add your favorite Japanese food recipe with tasty coffee. Savory Classic Napolitan recipe without soggy noodles and bland sauce. Makes this famous unique comfort Japanese tomato ketchup spaghetti perfectly at home. This recipe is very flexible, so you are free to add additional ingredients according to taste.
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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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Falling Apart? Try This Rice Buns Recipe Never Happen

To make a beautiful “bun”, the best way is to use a round mold, but, you can still use a round cookie cutter, a plastic container (which I use), or a ramekin. Adding starch to the warm rice is the secret key to how the rice can hold together firmly. Enjoy the crispy light-browned rice buns.
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Oyako-Don: Japanese Chicken And Egg On Rice

Use this quick and easy traditional Japanese fast food recipe to serve the restaurant grade, Oyako Don, at home. The broth is a Japanese flavor made of authentic dashi broth, soy sauce, sake, and sugar without mirin, for a sweet and salty profile. You can use up leftover roast/ fried chicken, thanksgiving turkey, Yakitori/ Karaage chicken in this Oyako don recipe!
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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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Japanese Curry Udon AND Soba Noodles Recipe

Japanese traditional fastfood-Curry udon or soba nooldes. Easy, quick, and savory, you can enjoy this different dish from the classic Japanese curry rice. Choose Udon noodles or Soba noodles, follow my ultimate cooking tips, and combine the curry and dashi broth for the rich curry soup.
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OKINAWA NOODLE: SOMEN CHAMPURU (Stir-Fried Somen Noodle)

It is stir-fried SOMEN noodles with canned tuna/ Spam, vegetables seasoned with Bonito dashi, and soy sauce in Okinawa prefecture's local cuisine. Chanpuru is an Okinawan dialect that means "mixed up"/ "mixed together" and refers to stir-fried dishes. It's a simple, easy to cook, light, mild noodle dish for quick lunch and dinner.
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Good-Bye, Mushy Stir-Fried Udon Noodles; The Ultimate Recipes Of YAKIUDON With Two Sauce

Popular Izakaya menu internationally, Japanese stir-fried Udon noodles, Yaki Udon is an easy & delicious meal loaded with vegetables, mushrooms, and your choice of protein, with rich soy-sauce based sauce. In Japan, Yaki Udon is more likely the staple easy lunch that mothers often cook. Yes, it's quite easy. To avoid making "mushy" Yaki Udon, prepare noodles with my tips, add a moderate volume of vegetables (not too much), and make the stir-fry sauce before cooking.
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Japanese Cold Noodle Salad: Hiyashi Ramen Noodle Salad Bowl With Sesame Dressing

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[INSTANT POT] JAPANESE MIXED RICE WITH LEFTOVER PORK ROAST: Savory Flavorful Rice

Looking for something different from Mexican and Italian dishes using leftovers? Turn your leftover pork roast into a savory flavourful Japanese mixed rice called TAKIKOMI GOHAN, which is made of dashi broth, soy sauce, meat, and vegetables. This is one of the traditional popular comfort food in Japan, oyster sauce gives it a little twist. Chopped cilantro/green onion or sesame seeds give it color and flavor. I use pork shoulder roasts this time, but you can use any type of roast. Even, you can add uncooked meat of course. Don’t waste time cooking leftovers! Instant pot will be your saver! Chop up all ingredients, rinse the rice, and ready set go. When you make ONIGIRI rice balls with this savory Japanese mixed rice, no one can notice it’s made of leftover meat. It absolutely looks fancy, go for a party or holiday dinner.