Showing posts with label Bento. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bento. Show all posts

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Daikon Radish Curry and Rice (Japanese Kare Raisu) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

My daughter (6 years) has been to Daikon digging at her Kindergarten and brought back some Daikon. She asked me to make Daikon Curry ☺️ It was juicy, tasty, yet delicious. Must TRY 😉



At first, when she requested for this idea, I thought it can turn out too watery, but NOT. I would make it again!!! 


Daikon Curry and Rice

Satisfying Mild Curry by S&B Golden Curry is perfect for kids and adults 👍
 

 I love using Kayanoya Dashi 👍
  

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Daikon Radish Curry and Rice (Japanese Kare Raisu Recipe)


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients
500g (1.1lb) Daikon radish
200g (7oz) minced chicken or pork is good
1/2 box Japanese curry and rice roux https://amzn.to/3oXYXRa
Dashi soup stock or water as directed on the package
1 tbsp. Miso *if you have
150g (5.3oz) minced onion
1 tbsp. cooking oil
4 servings rice

Directions:
1. Dice Daikon radish.
2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, sauté the minced onion and diced Daikon for 5 min.
3. Add minced meat and cook until no longer pink.
4. Add Dashi soup stock or water and cook until Daikon radish is soft.
5. Stop the heat (to mix well) and add Miso (if you have) and curry roux. Mix well and cook on low until thick.
6. Serve the curry over the rice.

MORE curry and rice recipes:

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Monday, December 14, 2020

EASY Laminated Anime Character Bento Lunch Box (Kyaraben Recipe) | OCHIKERON | Create Eat Happy :)

If you cannot take time to make Kawaii Kyaraben (Character Bento Lunch Box), this idea is for you 🤗



Use no-machine laminating sheets to laminate your favorite character, then clean with sanitizing wipes 😉 No-machine laminating sheets (Get larger sheets and make many picks at one time for a better value for the price)


 

Kamen Rider Saber & Healin' Good Pretty Cure

Hiragana Food Cutters

  

Side Dishes Ideas FYI:


Tamagoyaki (Sweet and Savory Japanese Egg Rolls) 卵焼き

Hijiki Seaweed Salad レンジで簡単♪ひじきの煮物

Meat Balls ミートボール

Sausage Flowers ソーセージのお花

Yaki-Fu (dry baked wheat gluten) 常陸屋本舗 カラふル

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Recreated Panda Bento at Ueno Zoo 🐼💕 | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

We had Panda Bento at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. It was very cute and looked very easy to make, so we tried to recreate it at home 🐼 If you cannot get the bamboo skin wrapping sheet, you can of course put it in a Bento box. I did so, too for kids' school lunch 😉 



Bamboo Skin Wrapping Sheet Takekawa 竹の皮(大)15cm*60cm 6inch*23inch

To use, soak the Bamboo Sheet 2~3 hours in advance to make it soft. Rinse and wipe off any extra water before you use. Peel off 5mm-wide bamboo string to tie up the wrapped Bento.


At Ueno Zoo, the flavored rice was sticky Mochi rice (Okowa) and it was steamed in a steamer until they serve. We found the rice getting pretty hard and chewy, as they keep it like this for hours, so my kids could not complete it. This is why I made this video using regular rice. 


Panda Bento Lunch Box
Panda Bento Lunch Box


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Panda Bento in Bamboo Skin Sheet / Takekawa Lunch Box (Ueno Zoo)


Difficulty: Easy and FUN
Time: 15min to assort the dishes

If you are making it for Bento Box, make the topping dishes in advance and keep them in the fridge. They can last for 2 days!

Dishes:
Gomoku Flavored Rice (Ueno Zoo used Mochi rice / Okowa but regular rice is OK)
White Rice
Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms
Kinshi Tamago (shredded egg crepe)
Sakura Denbu (pink colored seasoned shredded codfish)
Salt Boiled Snow Peas
Braised Cubed Pork (or any meat dish is OK)
Sweet Black Beans

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Friday, October 23, 2020

5 MIN Green Peppers with Bonito Flakes (Typical Japanese Meal Prep Side Dish Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

Quick and Easy typical Japanese side dish that we Japanese make very often and perfect for Bento box as well 😉 A hint of sesame oil makes this dish very tasty yet addictive. Kids eat very well 👍



Other 5-Minute Japanese Food Recipes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJdVRCODQ4NlXzlwnxb_Jo9S5MCRBSz9-

Green Peppers with Bonito Flakes
Green Peppers with Bonito Flakes

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5 MIN Green Peppers with Bonito Flakes (Typical Japanese Meal Prep Side Dish Recipe)


Difficulty: VERY Easy
Time: 5min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
180g (6.5oz.) green peppers
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Thinly slice green peppers. Place them in a microwavable dish then cover and microwave at 600w for 3 minutes.
2. Drain well with a strainer if water comes out from the green peppers. Toss with the seasonings to finish.

Bell peppers are ok, too.
Yes, you can cook green peppers in a frying pan until tender then season.
You can keep it in the fridge for about 2~3 days!

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Vegan Yaki Udon (Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Vegetables) Recipe | Japanese Cooking Video

My family is not vegan but this Yaki Udon turned out satisfying. Please Try 😉




Yaki Udon is a very basic Japanese stir-fried Udon noodle dish made with lots of vegetables and meat/seafood. We usually make it using the leftover vegetables and thinly sliced pork but I found it without pork is absolutely delicious!


Vegan Yaki Udon
Vegan Yaki Udon

Kombu (kelp) Dashi is a vegan option for Dashi. You can use any Dashi product but so far my favorite to make this dish is this one. RIKEN Kombu Dashi Powder (リケン 素材力だし こんぶだし)



You can use Homemade Udon, too:
https://youtu.be/LPooQ7QUUls

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Vegan Yaki Udon (Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Vegetables) Recipe


Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients
2 packages fresh Udon noodles
400g (about 1lb) vegetables of your choice *I recommend adding some onion slices
5g (1&2/3tsp.) Dashi powder *I recommend RIKEN Kombu Dashi Powder
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. cooking oil
pepper *if you like

Vegetables of your choice ideas:
cabbage, bean sprouts, carrot, green pepper, onion, chive, long onion, Shimeji mushrooms, Shiitake mushrooms, etc... Sometimes I use only bean sprouts and onion slices and it turns out amazingly delicious if you don't care the color of the dish. hehe

Directions:
1. Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces.
2. Wash Udon under running water to separate, then drain well. You can also use boiled frozen Udon.
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan and cook the vegetables until tender.
4. Add Udon, season with Dashi powder and soy sauce. You can add pepper if you like.
5. Serve in a dish.

レシピ(日本語)
https://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2020/08/vegan-yaki-udon.html
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

5 MIN Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms (Perfect Basic Topping Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

Salty sweet flavor simply goes perfect with white rice. You can stock it in the fridge for a few days OR in the freezer for a month.




5 MIN Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms
5 MIN Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

It is a perfect topping for Chirashizushi (scattered Sushi), Futomaki (thick Sushi roll), Somen noodles, Hiyashi Chuka, and many more! And bento side dish of course 👍


Chirashizushi (scattered Sushi):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aW0uaoXiNk

Futomaki (thick Sushi roll):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb4i2C4PXyM

Somen Noodles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgDi2Ny3VI

Hiyashi Chuka:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abiIesLOpgo

Other 5-Minute Japanese Food Recipes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJdVRCODQ4NlXzlwnxb_Jo9S5MCRBSz9-

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5 MIN Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms (Perfect Basic Topping Recipe)


Difficulty: VERY Easy
Time: 5min
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
5 Shiitake mushrooms
1 tbsp. Sake
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. soy sauce

Directions:
1. Wash Shiitake lightly, remove the stem, and slice.
2. Put Shiitake and seasonings in a pot and simmer until the seasonings are blended. Foam comes out from Shiitake is Umami but you can remove some if there is too much.
3. You can cool to eat, OR you can keep it in the fridge overnight until Shiitake soaks the seasonings very well :)

You can use the Shiitake Stems to make Kinpira:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCk51gQ0pk

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https://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2020/07/simmered-shiitake-mushrooms.html
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Friday, June 12, 2020

Wafu Carrot Sandwiches (Satisfying Sesame Seeds Flavor / Vegan Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

Steamed shredded carrots are very sweet yet delicious. With a hint of sesame seeds flavor, it becomes very appetizing. Simple yet delicious must-try sandwich idea 😉




Of course you can add more of your favorite ingredients to arrange this sandwich in the way you like 💖

Rolled sandwiches will be cute for lunch box or parties 👍


Other Vegan/Vegetarian Recipes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL48C66C28F219193C



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Wafu Carrot Sandwiches (Satisfying Sesame Seeds Flavor / Vegan Recipe)


Difficulty: VERY Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 carrots (300g/11oz)
1/3 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. toasted white sesame seeds
a few slices of sandwich bread
Kewpie no egg vegan mayonnaise
green leaves

Directions:
1. Shred carrots with a shredder. Put in a microwavable bowl, add 1 tbsp. of water, cover, then microwave at 600W (medium) for 5 minutes.
2. Leave to cool, toss with salt, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.
3. Apply some mayonnaise on one side of slices of sandwich bread. Put lettuce and carrot between 2 slices of bread.

FYI: View the video to learn how to make volume sandwich / rolled sandwich.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

5 MIN Carrot Shirishiri (Local Okinawan Cuisine) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Ninjin Shirishiri (Stir-fried Carrot Strips) is a local dish of Okinawa prefecture. "Shirishiri" means thin strips (julienne strips) in Okinawan dialect.


Stir-fried carrot strips are very sweet. Adding tuna makes the dish very tasty yet addictive. Cooking carrot with oil makes the process of absorbing nutrients of carrot easy.




This dish is delicious even if it is cold, thus perfect for bento side dish as well.


Ninjin Shirishiri (Stir-fried Carrot Strips)
Ninjin Shirishiri (Stir-fried Carrot Strips)

Other Okinawan Food Recipes:
Goya Chanpuru / Stir-Fried Bitter Melon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItbgoZxKDzg
Taco-Rice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LetQbvQDB5I
Stir-Fried Gomoku Mozuku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv107Cvzm2s

Other 5-Minute Japanese Food Recipes:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJdVRCODQ4NlXzlwnxb_Jo9S5MCRBSz9-

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5 MIN Carrot Shiri Shiri (Local Okinawan Cuisine Recipe)


Difficulty: VERY Easy
Time: 5min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 carrots (300g/11oz)
2 small canned Tuna total of about 160g (6oz) *Either tuna in oil or water is ok.
2 eggs
1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. toasted white sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Peel and diagonally slice the carrots. Then cut into about 2-inch (5cm) long thin strips. Drain canned tuna.
2. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry carrot strips until tender.
3. Add drained tuna, Mirin (sweet Sake), sugar, and soy sauce. When they are mixed evenly, add eggs then mix until nicely coated and cooked.
4. Mix in toasted white sesame seeds to finish.

レシピ(日本語)
https://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2020/05/carrot-shirishiri.html
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Teriyaki Pork Steak Rolls with Vegetables | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Beautiful slices, perfect for parties💖

Juicy yet Tasty with a lot of vegetables😋

Addictive side dish for rice 🍚




Perfect for Bento lunch box, even for Osechi-Ryori (New Year's Food) 🎍


Teriyaki Pork Steak Rolls with Vegetables
Teriyaki Pork Steak Rolls with Vegetables

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Teriyaki Pork Steak Rolls with Vegetables (Recipe)


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
290g (10oz.) thinly sliced pork thigh
60g (2oz.) carrot
40g (1.5oz.) green onions
100g (3.5oz.) Enoki mushrooms
((Teriyaki Sauce))
* 2 tbsp. Sake
* 2 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 2 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tsp. sugar
* 1 tsp. ginger juice
Katakuriko (potato starch)
cooking oil

Directions:
1. Cut carrot into thin strips. Cut green onions into half. Remove the hard ends of Enoki mushrooms.
2. Place the pork slices vertically so that each slice overlaps the adjacent one. Place the vegetables then roll. Dust with Katakuriko.
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, cover, and cook on low for 7-8 minutes.
4. Mix Teriyaki Sauce then add into the pan, put on high until the sauce thickens.
5. Cut into bite-size pieces, serve on a plate, and drizzle with the sauce in the pan.

レシピ(日本語)
https://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2020/04/teriyaki-pork-steak-rolls.html
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Homemade Chicken Nuggets (Happy Meal Set Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

My kids started to like chicken nuggets because of McDonald's Happy Meal Set. No toy, but homemade ones are fun and delicious 😉




Homemade Chicken Nuggets (Happy Meal Set Recipe)

Fuji Horo Enamel Deep Fryer I Used:


Tofu Chicken Nuggets with a VEGAN Option! Only 4 Ingredients
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebT5Sl8cMEo

Chicken Nuggets with Okara (soy pulp)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dTzpBc0uU

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets (Happy Meal Set Recipe)


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: about 20 pieces

Ingredients:
A
* 300g (11oz) ground chicken breast with skin
* 3 tbsp. minced onion
* 1/3 tsp. salt
* pepper
* 1 egg
* 3 tbsp. cake flour (all purpose flour is ok)
batter
* 2 tbsp. cake flour (all purpose flour is ok)
* 2 tbsp. potato starch or corn starch
deep frying oil
ketchup
mustard

Directions:
1. Mix A very well (it is bit sticky so you can use a spoon to mix).
2. Mix flour and starch in a tray.
3. Coat your hands with a little cooking oil. Form the chicken mixture into about 20 oval-shaped nuggets. Then coat with batter.
4. Deep fry in oil at 170C (340F), 5 pieces at a time, for 3~4 minutes until golden brown.
5. Serve with ketchup and mustard.

FYI: Adding corn or potato starch makes the batter light and crispy.

レシピ(日本語)
https://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2020/03/Chicken-Nuggets.html
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Monday, November 18, 2019

How to Make Beef Sukiyaki Rice Bowl (Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

Sukiyaki can be a delicious rice bowl topping 👍

Perfect for Bento lunch box as well 😉




Sukiyaki is traditional and popular Japanese hot pot (nabemono) cooked with thinly sliced beef and some vegetables in soy based broth. It is usually cooked at the table and dipped into beaten fresh raw eggs to eat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULYEbhdC52E

Sukiyaki Rice Bowl (Recipe)
Sukiyaki Rice Bowl (Recipe)

BTW, Sukiyaki and Gyudon beef bowls are different dishes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luQQVFNd67Y

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How to Make Beef Sukiyaki Rice Bowl


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 2 servings

Ingredients:
250g (8.8oz.) thinly sliced beef
150g (5.2oz.) Yaki-Dofu (grilled tofu)
100g (3.5oz.) onion
4 Shiitake mushrooms
150g (5.2oz.) Shirataki (translucent Konnyaku noodles)
a bundle of watercress
1.5 tbsp. cooking oil
Warishita (Sukiyaki sauce) seasonings
* 3 tbsp. Kombu Dashi broth (or water)
* 3 tbsp. Sake
* 3 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 3 tbsp. soy sauce
* 2 tbsp. sugar
2 bowls of rice
Onsentamago (Soft-Boiled Eggs) or hard boiled eggs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwg9drpyEXE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agsRmI4F2mI

Directions:
1. Cut Yaki-Dofu into bite sized pieces. Cut onion into wedges. Remove stems of Shiitake mushrooms and cut into half. Cut watercress into 4cm (1.5inch) long pieces.
2. Boil Shirataki 2-3 minutes in order to remove bad smell if necessary.
3. Mix Warishita (Sukiyaki sauce).
4. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan, cook the onions until tender. Add beef and cook until no longer pink.
5. Pour in Warishita (Sukiyaki sauce), add Yaki-Dofu, Shiitake mushrooms, hard part of watercress, and Shirataki. Cover and cook on medium for 5 minutes until everything is cooked. Add watercress leaves and cook until wilted for 3 minutes.
6. Serve on top of hot bed of rice with Onsentamago (Soft-Boiled Eggs) or hard boiled eggs.

レシピ(日本語)
https://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2019/11/beef-sukiyaki-rice-bowl.html
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