Nanbanoriginally referred to something foreign and desirable. Nowadays in cooking, it represents western dishes that have been adapted to Japanese tastes, such as this succulent chicken dish topped with tartar sauce.
Okonomiyaki, one of Osaka’s most iconic dishes, is a savory pancake that’s as much fun to make as it is to eat.Feel free to get creative with your ingredients and toppings (thekatsuobushi flakes will “dance” as they’re warmed by the pancake!)and be sure to enjoy this with family and friends.
Shabu shabu, an onomatopoeia for “swish swish”, is a Japanese communal hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in dashi soup and served hot as the items cook. It’s a fun way to enjoy a meal with family and friends.
Japanese curry (karēor カレー), which is more sweet than spicy, is the quintessential comfort food in Japan. This curry recipe is an easy way to reuse any leftover curry sauce to create a delicious and soothing udon noodle dish.
Local Okinawan Fu adds the perfect chewy texture to this iconic Okinawan chanpuru stir fry. Since chanpuru means “something mixed”, you can use any of your favorite proteins and vegetables. The flavors deepen over time so be sure to make extra to enjoy in a bento the next day.
Thinly sliced beef is traditionally used for the recipe, but I'm using beef mince as I love the way it absorbs the sweet and savoury flavours of the sauce. I loved cooking this recipe when I lived in Japan as it reminded me a little of an Irish stew.
Eat goto udon like a local!Jigokudaki (lit. “hell boiling”) is a simple hot pot which allows you toenjoy a communal meal with family and friends. For best results, use a clay pot ordonabe to cook and serve the noodles.