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TONKATSU

TONKATSU

Tonkatsu is a Japanese-style pork cutlet. It’s enjoyed by people of various ages. “Ton” means pork, and “Katsu” means cutlet. There is a homophone “勝つ”(katsu) which means “to win” in Japanese. Japanese people often eat tonkatsu especially when they have an important match or exam for good luck.

Oyakodon

Oyakodon

Oyakodon is a bowl of rice topped with chicken and eggs. I truly hope you give it a try!

Proper water for Japanese cooking

Proper water for Japanese cooking

Have you ever thought about the importance of water when it comes to cooking?

Tofu and Aburaage Miso Soup

Tofu and Aburaage Miso Soup

One of my recipes for miso soup/ misoshiru with very common ingredients. I hope you like it!

My Daily Dashi

My Daily Dashi

Here’s the dashi I usually prepare for daily meals. I think we don’t necessarily follow the basic rules when it comes to home cooking.

Japanese soups

Japanese soups

Two types of the most well-known Japanese soup, Suimono, and Misoshiru. I hope you’ll enjoy both.

What is Japanese miso?

What is Japanese miso?

A short introduction to Japanese miso. You can see the differences in the ingredients, colors, and flavors.

Sanshoku Soboro

Sanshoku Soboro

Soboro is a dish with crumbled and seasoned food such as meat or fish. It’s often used as toppings for a donburi or bento.

Hourensou no ohitashi (spinach with savory sauce)

Hourensou no ohitashi (spinach with savory sauce)

Blanched spinach seasoned dashi/broth, simple and a very common side dish in Japan. I hope you’ll give it a try!

How to preserve Japanese rice

How to preserve Japanese rice

Rice is a staple food in Japan. We’ve been enjoying eating room-temperature rice for a long time. Let me tell you the Japanese way of preserving Japanese rice.