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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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[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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Bok Choy 101: How To Cook Bok Choy In Japanese Cooking

Bok choy is one of the most popular Chinese greens in Japan. A member of As well as Napa cabbage, it is crispy, has a slight sweetness, and does not break up while cooking. It is a versatile vegetable that goes well with Western dishes as well as Asian dishes. In this post, you can get two savory recipes in Japanese cooking.
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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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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 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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JAPANESE COOKING 101: AMAZU VINEGAR SAUCE, AMAZU-ZUKE

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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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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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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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[RECIPE ONLY] STIR-FRIED RICE NOODLES IN ASIAN TERIYAKI SAUCE

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[RECIPE ONLY] SAUTEED STICK BROCCOLI

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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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Shogayaki: Japanese Pork Ginger For Easy Quick Dinner

We always love "easy, juicy, tender, delicious" dishes for weeknight dinners. Shogayaki, one of the popular Japanese home cooking, the recipe is literally "easy, juicy, tender, and delicious"!!! Japanese pork slices are already juicy and tender, but, this dish could be dry and chewy when we buy thin-sliced pork in US grocery stores. I use thinly sliced pork shoulder. Marinating the pork with Salt-koji (aka Shio-koji) can bring the pork ginger tender, juicy, and more delicious if you have time! Pork is good for energizing you and Asian gingery sauce definitely makes you hungry.
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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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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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Japanese TERIMAYO Shrimp Recipe: Easy, Savory, Creamy! Shrimp Stir-Fry With Teriyaki Mayonnaise

Easy 30 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp made with a homemade AUTHENTIC JAPANESE teriyaki sauce. This teriyaki shrimp stir fry is called TERIMAYO shrimp, an easy and flavorful dish that combines savory teriyaki sauce and creamy rich Japanese mayonnaise. You can change or add the vegetables as you like. It is ready in under 30 minutes (not counting making authentic teriyaki sauce), a super easy meal for a busy weeknight! Serving over rice will be perfect!
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Carrot Kinpira: All-Purpose Japanese Vegetable Side Dish

Kinpira is a Japanese cooking term-sautée and simmered with Japanese basic seasonings. In most cases, the Kinpira dish is made of root vegetables such as carrot, burdock, Daikon radish, and lotus root. It's a super easy and healthy side dish, and you can serve it with hot/ cool.
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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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Easy-And-Tender Mongolian Beef Marinated With Homemade Yakiniku Sauce

This Mongolian beef recipe is super easy, full of flavor, and incomparable to take out! Sliced flank beef will be so tender that you’ve never experienced, please, please try this recipe and my homemade Yakiniku (Japanese bbq) sauce! Let’s start to make Yakiniku sauce first the day before cooking!