Tag Archives: japanese

easy yaki udon

Since I ate the yaki udon at our favourite Japanese restaurant, I have been trying to re-create that same taste. I still have not been able to cook this dish…

garlic fried rice

I used to be a vampire. Well, I think I must have been one because I really, really detested garlic. Then again, my experience with garlic while I was growing…

japanese curry with chicken katsu and rice

The last time I made a Japanese curry, I ended up with a total disaster. Don’t ask. It was totally mortifying. Anyway, it took me a year to finally gather…

chicken katsu don

I was 16 when I ate Japanese food for the first time. I remember I bit into a piece of sushi and promptly spat it out. I wondered why anyone…

okonomiyaki お好み焼き

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake. It is a versatile dish and you can really add whichever ingredients you like to the basic recipe. The LAM and the kids love okonomiyaki,…

japanese strawberry shortcake

The first time I saw this recipe, I was so intrigued by it I wanted to make the cake immediately. Unfortunately, I did not have strawberries, and I did not…

oyakodon (親子丼) | a marriage of the chicken and the egg

“Oyakodon (親子丼), literally “parent-and-child donburi”, is a donburi, or Japanese rice bowl dish, in which chicken, egg, sliced scallion (or sometimes regular onions), and other ingredients are all simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large…