Thursday April 24, 2014
Japanese rice vinegar is a fundamental ingredient in Japanese cooking, along with soy sauce, sake and mirin. Made from rice or rice wine, it is regaled for its milder and sweeter flavors. It is versatile, and can be used in a number of Japanese dishes. Read more here
Wednesday April 16, 2014
Springtime is the perfect season to incorporate fresh vegetables into Japanese cuisine, and one of the most traditional ways is to mix them with rice. Growing up, my mom often made mame gohan for us and the recipe is quite simple, requiring only frozen peas (or fresh if you choose), rice, and salt. Read more here
Tuesday April 15, 2014
I am so excited about sharing this recipe because it is yet another simple, quick, and delicious example of how Japanese food can easily be incorporated into your meals. Soy sauce and rice vinegar pickled cucumbers are a side dish that will spruce-up any Japanese dinner or bento. Read more here.
Sunday April 13, 2014
Japanese fried chicken, also known as karaage, is a traditional dish found at Japanese restaurants, in bento (lunch boxes), at izakaya (tapas) bars, and at family dinner tables. Now this popular dish of marinated and fried chicken can be enjoyed baked, as a lighter and healthier alternative. Read more here