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Monday, January 11, 2021

Natto Pizza (Low-Carb Diet Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

Healthy crispy "Fried Tofu Natto Pizza".

This is my favorite Low-Carb recipe 😉 



Perfect for snack time, too.


Natto Pizza (Low-Carb Diet Recipe)
Natto Pizza (Low-Carb Diet Recipe)

FYI: Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. People say it has strong smell and bitter taste, but give it a try! It tastes pretty good, super healthy and nutritious! It helps prevent clot formation and reduce blood pressure. It may benefit weight loss and offer protection against cancer. Better to love it 👍 Yes it is totally not a food to take it out with you. Something you want to enjoy at home! BTW, once there was Natto with no smell but I don't see it anymore. Maybe people thought they don't want to spend extra budget on it?!


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Natto Pizza (Low-Carb Diet Recipe)


Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 10min
Number of servings: 1~2

Ingredients:
1 big Aburaage (deep-fried Tofu)
1 packages Natto
pizza cheese
chopped green onion

Directions:
1. Mix Natto, Natto sauce, Karashi (Japanese mustard) if you like.
2. Wash Aburaage with running water (to remove excess oil), drain well, and cut into bite-size pieces. 
3. Place Natto and cheese. Bake in the oven until crisp brown. Sprinkle with chopped green onion to finish.

*You can top with shredded Nori sheet and/or Shichimi. You can arrange this in the way you like 😉

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Daikon Radish Steak | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Juicy tasty yet delicious. Very easy to make. Perfect for vegan/vegetarian people as well. This recipe works with turnip, too. Quick and easy way to use up radishes 😋



Smoky flavor of pan fried Daikon is very appetizing. Better pan fried since soy sauce is easy to burn. Microwave or parboil Daikon first to cook faster 😉


Daikon Radish Steak
Daikon Radish Steak

My daughter planted purple Daikon so I used it. You can of course use white one 👍

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Daikon Radish Steak (Recipe)


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients
500g (1.1lb) Daikon radish
A
* 1 tbsp. Sake (or white wine is ok)
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
chopped green onion
cooking oil

Directions:
1. Cut Daikon radish into 1.5cm (0.5inch) thick round slices. Make cross incisions on both sides so that they soak flavor well. Microwave at 500w for 5 minutes. You can parboil Daikon with Kome no Togijiru (or water with a tablespoon of rice) for 15 minutes (it makes Daikon clear colored and less bitter). Drain well and remove excess water with paper towel.
2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Cook both sides of Daikon on medium until slightly browned.
3. Dress with A until shiny fragrant (it turns bitter if you burn too much but it is tasty in this way, it is up to your preference).
4. Place on a dish, and garnish with green onions to finish.

* Instead of Teriyaki sauce, you can simply season with salt and pepper! It is delicious, too.


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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Holy Piano Cake | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Not only for Christmas. It's a fun, hassle free cake to make with kids 🎹💕



My kids prefer oranges to berries. Any fruits are okay. You can refer to my strawberry shortcake recipe 🎂👍


I used Sahne Wunder whipped cream! Hassle-free decoration 😉


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Safe and Happy Holidays 🎄

I hope you are having a great day with your family.

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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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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tomato Gyoza Nabe (Hot Pot with Dumplings) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Consommé soup base easy-to-eat tomato hot pot with chewy Gyoza dumplings 😋 Nice presentation, perfect for parties. Kids can eat 👍



You can easily make this dish by cooking frozen food stocks. I used frozen Gyoza, broccoli, and Shimeji mushrooms. You can of course use your favorite vegetables 😉


Tomato Gyoza Nabe (Hot Pot with Dumplings)
Tomato Gyoza Nabe (Hot Pot with Dumplings)

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Tomato Gyoza Nabe (Hot Pot with Dumplings) Recipe


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 40min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
300g (10.5oz.) onion
200g (7.0oz.) frozen broccoli
200g (7.0oz.) Shimeji mushrooms
400g (14oz.) canned diced tomatoes
600ml water
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
grated parmesan cheese if you like

Directions:
1. Slice onion into wedges. 
2. Heat cooking oil in a pot. Add onion wedges and saute until tender. 
3. Add canned diced tomatoes, water, and consommé cubes. Simmer until hot.
4. Add Shimeji mushrooms, Gyoza, and broccoli. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in a dish and dust with grated parmesan cheese if you like.

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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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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Hokkaido Pork Ketchup | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Pork Ketchup is a local gourmet of Hokkaido Sunagawa-city. Simple yet delicious. Easy to eat flavor which goes perfect with white rice and also a perfect dish for Bento lunch box 😋



Tomato Ketchup is going to be the main ingredient, so I wish you can try this dish using Kagome Tomato Ketchup to get this flavor right 😉 But of course your favorite ketchup is ok❣️


 

Hokkaido Pork Ketchu
Hokkaido Pork Ketchup

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Hokkaido Pork Ketchup


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients
450g (1lb) shaved pork meat
250g (1/2lb) onion
1/2 tbsp. cooking oil
A
* 2 tbsp. Sake or white wine
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. grated garlic if you like
salt and pepper
1 tbsp. Hokkaido butter if you like

Directions:
1. Slice onion into wedges. Mix A very well.
2. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan. Add onion wedges and saute until coated with oil. 
3. Add shaved pork meat and cook through.
4. Add A seasonings then cook well to remove the sour flavor.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with butter if you like.

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

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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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Monday, October 19, 2020

Human Face Marshmallow OREOs (Hopefully Halloween Ghosts Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Kids' favorite marshmallows and OREOs. No mistake for Halloween 👻 Spooky cute yet delicious! Easy to make 😉



I asked my daughter to draw ghost faces but she ended up drawing human-looking faces with hair and braids. And she is right that she says humans and ghosts exist together on Halloween 🎃


Marshmallow OREOs for Halloween
Marshmallow OREOs for Halloween

Maybe I melted the marshmallows too much?! Until marshmallows stick to the OREOs is okay. Whatever, they are stretchy, crunchy, and delicious 😋


More Halloween Recipe Ideas:

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Human Face Marshmallow OREOs (Hopefully Halloween Ghosts Recipe)


Difficulty: VERY Easy and FUN
Time: 15min
Number of servings: as many as you want

Ingredients:
marshmallows

Directions:
1. Place marshmallows on OREOs.
2. Melt them in the oven or toaster oven for a minute just until the bottoms melt and stick together.
3. When they get cold, draw ghost faces with an edible pen (preferably for Halloween). 

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Chocolate Fountain Fondue Challenge (Easy Chocolate Syrup Recipe) | | Japanese Cooking Video

You can easily enjoy chocolate fountain at home. Perfect for any event or party 🥳



It was my kids' request to try this at home. At first, I was like "Do you know how?" but they knew it better than me😅👍 It gave kids hours of dessert dipping fun 💖




Heated bowl keeps the chocolate syrup sauce melted and flowing so you get a consistent dip every time for a long while. Three canopies are perfectly spaced for easy dipping. Auger-style fountain provides the continuous flow of chocolate. Easy to Assemble and Disassemble. Easy to clean ;)


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Chocolate Fountain Fondue Machine (Set Up Chocolate Syrup Sauce Recipe)


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Servings: 3~4people

What you need:
350g (12oz.) chocolate bars
200ml milk
strawberries, bananas, pineapples, marshmallows, biscuits, breads, etc...
1 tbsp, liquor if you like

How to Prepare the Chocolate Syrup Sauce:
1. Break chocolate bars into small pieces. Melt the chocolates over hot water. 
2. Warm the milk using microwave or boil up to 40C (105F).
3. Add milk little by little into the melted chocolate and mix with a spatula until smooth. Add liquor if you like.

How to Use the Machine:
1. Before using the machine, turn the HEAT knob and HEAT for 15 minutes.
2. Pour in the chocolate syrup sauce.
3. Turn the HEAT MORTOR knob.

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Snacks I used (FYI):
wafers
donuts
marshmallows
oreo sandwich cookies

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Beetle Larvae Chocolate Snacks (Halloween Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

Spooky cute yet delicious! Easy to make. Perfect for Halloween 👻💖



More Halloween Recipe Ideas:

Beetle Larvae Chocolate Snacks (Halloween Recipe)
Beetle Larvae Chocolate Snacks (Halloween Recipe)

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Beetle Larvae Chocolate Snacks (Halloween Recipe)


Difficulty: VERY Easy and FUN
Time: 10min + cooling time
Number of servings: as many as you want

Ingredients:
white chocolate
milk chocolate

Directions:
1. Break white chocolate into small pieces, then put it over hot water to melt.
2. Coat one side of caramel corn puffs with white chocolate and put in the fridge to set.
3. Break milk chocolate into small pieces, then put it over hot water to melt.
4. Coat one end to make a head, draw dots with a chopstick to finish.

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Giga-size caramel corn puffs must be FUN 😂 


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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ramen alla Napolitan (Japanese Pasta Recipe) | Japanese Cooking Video

NOTE: Spaghetti Napolitan sounds like an Italian dish BUT it is a typical Japanese pasta dish made at home and served at restaurants nationwide. Nothing related to Napolitana and the main seasoning is Tomato Ketchup. It is a must.



Sapporo Ichiban Original (we call it Shoyu Flavor in Japan) by Sanyo Foods is a very popular instant Ramen noodle product in Japan. The included soup seasoning packet derived from chicken stock, soy sauce, and mixture of vegetables and spices, makes Napolitan very tasty. Must TRY 😉


  

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Ramen alla Napolitan (Japanese Pasta Recipe)


Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 1

Ingredients:
45g (1.5oz.) sausage or ham
100g (3.5oz) onion
45g (1.5oz.) green pepper
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Ramen soup seasoning
grated parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. Slice the onion and green pepper. Diagonally slice sausages.
2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onion slices until soft. You can cook garlic together if you like.
3. Add green pepper and sausage slices and cook well.
4. Meanwhile cook the Ramen noodles in boiling water until separated.
5. Move back to the vegetables, season with the Ramen soup seasoning and tomato ketchup. Drain the noodles and mix well.
6. Serve on a dish and dust with grated parmesan cheese to finish.

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