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Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

November 27, 2018 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 […]

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 […]

Making Gyudon at Home!

October 23, 2011 by Ray Proper

Live in a Japan for any longer than about a day and you will run smack into Yoshinoya, or some other variety of gyudon, probably best described as simmered beef served on top of steamed rice. Ifyou discount Curry Rice, it is probably the most popular fast food in Japan. I pretty much guarantee that […]

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