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RECIPE: Yellowtail and Yuzu Soba

RECIPE: Yellowtail and Yuzu Soba
Yuzu adds the perfect amount of refreshing citrus flavor to this delicious yellowtail soba noodle bowl. 

RECIPE: Gâteaux aux Agrumes Japonais / Japanese Citrus Cakes

RECIPE: Japanese Citrus Cakes
Le yuzu, agrume bien-aimé du Japon, lui confère des saveurs sucrées mais acidulées à ces friandises en bouchées pour David Maingot au Journal du Japon.
Yuzu, Japan's beloved citrus fruit, lends it sweet yet tart flavors to these bite-sized treats from David Maingot at Journal du Japon.

RECIPE: Tazukuri (Dried Sardines)

RECIPE: Tazukuri (Dried Sardines)

Tazukuri (literally “making rice paddy”) are sweet, crispy baby sardines that play an important role in osechi ryōri as they represent wishes for an abundant harvest (sardines were once used as fertilizers for rice fields). 

RECIPE: Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge)

RECIPE: Nanakusa Gayu

Nanakusa Gayu (seven herb rice porridge) is traditionally enjoyed on January 7 in Japan as a way to soothe the body and calm the stomach after all the holiday indulgences from the New Year’s celebrations. 

RECIPE: Ozōni (Japanese New Year’s Soup)

RECIPE: Ozōni (Japanese New Year’s Soup)

Ozōni is a clear soup that is enjoyed as part of the Japanese New Year’s meal known as osechi ryōri. Its light delicate flavors are the perfect way to start the New Year!

RECIPE: Japanese Red Vinegar Chirashizushi (Sushi Rice Bowl)

RECIPE: Japanese Red Vinegar Chirashizushi
Chirashizushi (literally “scattered sushi”) is served for special occasions in Japan including New Year’s. It’s made from a bed of sushi rice adorned with a variety of toppings such as egg, fresh vegetables and seafood/sashimi. This recipe includes kinshi tamago (shredded egg crepes) and kinpira gobo (braised carrot & burdock root), but you can also add steamed renkon (lotus root), steamed green beans, cooked shrimp, nori (seaweed) and pickle ginger as pictured, or any of your favorite seasonal vegetables and protein.

RECIPE: Shogayaki (Chili Oil Ginger Pork)

RECIPE: Shogayaki (Chili Oil Ginger Pork)

Pork Shogayaki (shoga means ginger and yaki means grill) is a popular dish in Japan of thinly sliced pork cooked in ginger, soy sauce, sake and mirin. The addition of chili oil adds a spicy accent and extra flavor. 

RECIPE: Fried Saba (Mackerel) and Broccoli with a Ketchup Soy Sauce

RECIPE: Fried Saba (Mackerel) and Broccoli with a Ketchup Soy Sauce
Saba (mackerel) is a very popular fish is Japanese cuisine. It has a light texture, is full of healthy omega-3 fatty acid and the skin has a crispy texture when fried. This dish balances the umami fish flavors with a tomato based ketchup soy sauce.

RECIPE: Tofu Steaks with Garlic Butter Soy Sauce

RECIPE: Tofu Steaks with Garlic Butter Soy Sauce

Garlic and butter add a savory taste to these crispy tofu steaks.

RECIPE: Spicy Pork Enoki Mushroom Rolls with Chili Oil

RECIPE: Spicy Pork Enoki Mushroom Rolls with Chili Oil

On a busy day, these spicy pork enoki mushroom rolls are a juicy and satisfying side dish or snack that are easy to make in microwave oven.

RECIPE: Steamed Pork with Chili Oil Sauce

RECIPE: Steamed Pork with Chili Oil Sauce

This easy to make steamed pork dish is light, satisfying and delicious!

RECIPE: Grilled Beef and Green Onion Fried Rice

RECIPE: Grilled Beef and Green Onion Fried Rice

A simple and addictive sweet and spicy fried rice!