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Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi

November 29, 2016 by Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in Japan since the Heian Era (starting in 794) and the foods are easily recognizable by the special bento boxes called jūbako, which are often stacked for larger families or parties.  Like many places in Asia, […]

Nabe – Japan’s Hot Pot Cooking

December 10, 2015 by First Admin

There is nothing easier or more delicious in winter than a big clay pot brimming with natural ingredients. Nabe, or nabemono refers to a Japanese style of one-pot cooking, typically done at the table, bringing the family together to share a warm, healthy meal. Because each person takes what they want from the pot, it […]

Japanese Recipes in English

June 10, 2014 by Ray Proper

Cookpad This app features the best Japanese recipes from the largest cooking community in Japan.  Long popular in its native Japanese language, Cookpad is now offering many of its recipes on a new English version of its website.   Currently the site provides translations of  4,500 recipes, a pittance compared to the Japanese language version, which boasts […]

Making Nikujaga Recipe

September 19, 2013 by Ray Proper

Nikujaga, or braised sukiyaki-style beef with potatoes and onions is a recent classic in Japanese cooking, having been created by chefs of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the late 19th century seeking a Japanese version of the beef stews served on British Royal Navy Ships. Nikujaga, or “meat and potatoes” is high in energy, low […]

Kuchi Yaki – Meat Wrapped Vegetable Recipes for Summer

April 16, 2013 by Ray Proper

I hate to say summer is a great time for yakiniku, because really every time is a great time for yakiniku.  In the winter the fire warms, in the summer it can be done outside in the cool, and in the between you may use your imagination: cherry blossoms.  Need I say more?  Here are […]

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