Hamburgers Braised with Prunes and Wine

Prunes and Red Wine Are Keys
An Alternative to the Standard American Burger

Potatoes

Potatoes

This Japanese approach to Hamburgers braised with Prunes and Red Wines is a delicious veresion, which stands in remarkable contrast to the commonly eaten Burgers which are so common in the Standard American Diet, which usually come with a White Bun and a large serving of deep-fried Potatoes. Continue reading

Soba Sauce

An All-Natural Version — No Additives
A Japanese Classic with Soba

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine

Mirin

Every Japanese cook used to be able to make this dipping sauce for Soba Noodles.  Nowadays, the cook in  a Japanese household may be a working wife and mother or  a single man even, and nobody seems to have time to make the simplest foods.  Japanese food companies have stepped in and produced delicious versions of the dipping sauce, which do taste delicious and need no preparation at Continue reading

Bean Sprouts in Vinegar / Moashi su

A Refreshing Side Dish
Traditional Japanese Recipe

Using bean sprouts in the Asian ktichen

Bean sprouts

Moyashi Su or Bean Sprouts in Vinegar, is a quick appetizer or side dish that uses a traditional Japanese treatment for blanching and quick picling raw vegetables/

It is believed to have very important healthful properties, especially when made with pure Japanese rice vinegar. Continue reading

Egg Drop Soup / 卵スープ

An Almost Instant Soup
Ginger and Parsley Are Key

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine

Mirin

While Egg Drop Soup is usually considered a Chinese classic, there is a Japanese version too.  Very similar, but a little more delicate, with garnishes of Ginger and Parsley, which add that extra something.  It’s quickly made, but you need Dashi Stock or Chicken Stock to begin. Continue reading

Summer Soba

Simple Japanese Summer Dish
All Natural, No Additives

Soba Buckwheat

Soba Buckwheat Noodles

All Japanese cooks once knew how to make this Noodle dish at home.  If you  follow this recipe you can have i ready in a jiffy, and iif you  make your own Soba Dipping Sauce,, it is all natural without preservatives. Continue reading

Fried Soba / 焼きそば

An All-Natural Version
No Chemicals, Preservatives, Additives or MSG

Soba Buckwheat

Soba Buckwheat Noodles

Instant shelf-stable Noodle products, include instant Fried Soba or Yaki Soba  焼きそば have become widespread in recent years.  There are not only Japanese varieties, but Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, varieties continue to arrive in both Asian markets and mainstream supermarkets.  All are convenient, delicious and inexpensive.  Some students and other busy people report almost living on a diet of instant Noodles including instant Yaki Soba.  .

But there’s one problem: Read any of the labels, and you are Continue reading

Fish with Wasabi Butter

Shark Meets Wasabi
Japanese Fusion

Using wasabi powder in the Japanese kitchen

Wasabi

While Wasabi is essentially Japanese, when it appears with ingredients like Butter you have to say that we are now dealing with a Fusion recipe.  This is really good with Shark steaks, but also works well with Tuna, Swordfish, or Halibut, or other similar large firm-fleshed Fish. Continue reading