How to Make Nikujaga

How to Make Nikujaga

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Nikujaga (肉じゃが) is a combination of two words "niku" and "jagaimo", which mean meat and potatoes, respectively. This traditional Japanese dish is very easy to prepare and at the same time very tasty.      As the name implies the two main ingredients are meat and potatoes. Beyond that you can add pretty much any ingredient you want; onion, carrot, chickpeas... Regarding the beef make sure it has enough fat, otherwise the meat will get dried out. Another ingredient that matches very well with nikujaga is malony noodles. These translucent noodles absorb the taste of the other ingredients and add...

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How to make dashi and furikake

How to make dashi and furikake

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In Japanese cuisine, dashi is one of the most used ingredients.  However, even though it is a basic in many Japanese dishes like miso soup, udon or eggrolls, most Japanese people don't make dashi from the scratch nowadays. Instead, many people use instant dashi powders or ready-made dashi liquids rather than homemade dashi. However, homemade dashi is; much more flavourful, has no artificial substances, and most importantly, it is easy to make. What is Dashi? Dashi is a broth or stock made by boiling usually one or more ingredients such as:  Clockwise from the top left corner on the photo; dried...

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Japanese Recipe: Okura no Aemono (Okra Salad)

Japanese Recipe: Okura no Aemono (Okra Salad)

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A common dish in Japan is "Aemono" (和え物), which literally means seasoned or dressed dish. It is an easy and simple dish to make. Among the many Aemono dishes that exist in Japanese cuisine a very popular one is Okura no Aemono. Okura no Aemono Essentially Okura no Ameno consists of okra seasoned with soy sauce. Okura no Aemono goes well as side dish along with steamed rice and miso soup. Here we will talk about how to make this tasty and healthy dish. Brief introduction to Okra For the people who are not familiar with okra... okra tends to...

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How to Make Okonomiyaki

How to Make Okonomiyaki

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Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake that mainly consists of batter and cabbage. The word "okonomi" means your choice or how you like. And the word "yaki" means grilled or cooked. Thus, you can add different toppings and ingredients to the batter and cabbage base. The most common fillings are pork, squid, octopus, shrimp, kimchi and green onion. And for the toppings; okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, katsuoboshi (bonito flakes) or aonori (type of seaweed). Okonomiyaki Okonomiyaki is usually eaten in restaurants or at home. While it is a relatively easy to prepare dish it takes time. Luckily, if you want...

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