Melon Pan – Sweet Melon Buns

Melon Pan Bun- Japan

These traditional melon buns from Japan are eaten by the millions every year! A melonpan (meronpan, also known as melon pan, melon bun or melon bread) is a type of sweet bun from Japan. Similar versions of the buns are also popular in Taiwan, China and Latin America. They are made from an enriched dough that is coated in a thin layer of crisp cookie dough. Whilst they … Read moreMelon Pan – Sweet Melon Buns

Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu is a Japanese meat dish consisting of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet, either fillet or loin. It is usually served with shredded cabbage. The dish dates back to the late 19th Century when Japan threw open its doors to Western influence. The ingredients and attention to detail are thoroughly Japanese. Tonkatsu – especially when … Read moreTonkatsu

Oden

Oden - Japanese soup

Ingredients Soup 1 Daikon radish 1 Carrot 1 Block konnyaku (translated as “yam cake”) 4 Shiitake mushrooms (optional) strips of dried kelp (Japanese – konbu) Other 1 Package Yamasa oden no tane (assorted fish cakes) 4 or 5 Chikuwa fish cakes Hard boiled eggs – 1 per person Karashi (Japanese hot mustard) BROTH: 1500 ml … Read moreOden

Simmered Kabocha

Simmered Kabocha -recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 kabocha squash 2 cups dashi (2 cups water + 1 tsp hondashi instant dashi powder) 2 tbsp mirin 2 tbsp cooking sake 2 tbsp sugar 2 tsp to 1 tbsp soy sauceCheck the ingredients page for more information on cooking sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Let’s Get Started! 1. Scoop out the seeds … Read moreSimmered Kabocha

Making Udon Noodles

Make sure you have the following stuff first…. Ingredients and equipment Amount Note Flour Medium-strength flour 700g Serves approximately 7 Salt 40g Little more during summer time and little less during winter time Water 280cc Tap water is fine Worktable Dining table or Kotatsu table (a low Japanese style table with the small heater that … Read moreMaking Udon Noodles

Japanese Meat Dishes

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Awabi Sakami (Sweet Cooked Abalone) Chicken and Egg Domburi Dango Jiru (Dumplings with Miso) Steamed Egg Pot Tempura Japanese Oden Tuna Tataki Yakitori Buta Zen Mai (Pork with Fern Shoots) Chicken Teriyaki Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs Ebi Kimizushi (Prawn Sushi with Egg Yolk) Nikujagai Tori No Kara-Age Deep-fried Chicken Nuggets Shabu-shabu Awabi Sakami (Sweet Cooked Abalone) … Read moreJapanese Meat Dishes