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Spaghetti aglio e olio – easy Japanese-inspired fusion recipe

This article is about how to prepare spaghetti aglio e olio, with an Asian twist. Wait. It is not the classic recipe you are familiar with, but the interpretation involves some popular Japanese ingredients: bonito flakes, shiitake mushrooms, and scallion.  As for the flavor,  the dashi (Japanese stock) makes it stands out from the original …

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How to make tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet) – easy home recipe

Tamagoyaki (玉子焼き) is a Japanese rolled omelet that folds up like a Swiss roll. It is sweet yet savory, with a custardy, fluffy, and bouncy texture. Its taste is unique due to the use of soy sauce and dashi. I have been eating quite a lot of tamagoyaki in Japanese restaurants and decided to see …

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Chashu pork recipe- How to make Japanese ramen chashu pork

Although chashu pork is known to most people as the favorite topping for ramen, it is the melt in the mouth texture and the aesthetic appearance that capture people’s hearts. Can you make it at home?  Certainly. Here is the breakdown of how to prepare homemade chashu, with a video explanation. What is chashu? Although …

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Teriyaki noodles – How to cook with chicken teriyaki and soba

A quick and easy meal can be delicious too, and teriyaki noodles is one great example. Any meat that marinates with teriyaki sauce tastes remarkable, pairing with vegetables of your choice and serve with noodles is nutritious and utterly mouthwatering. Chicken is the meat of choice in this recipe, but you decide to substitute it …

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Chicken katsudon – How to prepare (quick and easy recipe)

What is katsudon? Chicken katsudon is the Japanese rice bowl topped with the delicious torikatsu, sweet onion, and barely set beaten egg bath in umami-rich dashi enhanced with mirin and soy sauce. Katsudon (カツ丼 / Japanese cutlet rice bowl) is relatively easy to prepare. It is an extension of the torikatsu recipe, ideal as a …

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Omurice – How to cook this wonderful Japanese dish

What is omurice?  Omurice (オムライス, Omu-raisu) is a Japanese cuisine consisting of ketchup-based fried rice and omelet. The word omurice is the portmanteau of two words – omelet and rice.  Omurice is a western-influenced Japanese cuisine (yōshoku) originated at the turn of the 20th century when western café gained popularity in Japan. It is also …

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