When I was in college, I worked in an Asian restaurant. My boss made the best curry I have ever tasted, and after much prodding and bothering the poor man, he finally fessed up! I have worked for years to get the recipe right, and I think this is it! I hope you like it as much as I do.
I love tofu...I like how it picks up the flavor of whatever sauce it's coated with. I especially liked this recipe where the tofu is browned a bit before having the sauce poured on top. This can be served warm or at room temperature. It would be a good addition to a bento box (Japanese boxed lunch). I found this gem in the Chicago Tribune, which attributes it to Ron Bilaro.
This is my favourite dish. This is like fried rice wrapped in egg. This is so delicious and My mom cooks this really well. One day, I cooked this with my mom and this time, I want to share this with all of you. My mom sent me the recipe.
This is one of my favourite streetside snacks in Taiwan. It is extremely easy to make and tastes great on its own as a snack or in a lunch box. Could also be sliced and presented with cold meats as a starter. I usually make it without measuring anything, so these measures are estimates.
This is my version of Rachael Ray's from the Food Network Channel. I adjusted it to my own taste and availability of ingredients. They are AWESOME! Easy to make and even better the next day! Fantastic for company or football parties!
I know there are other recipes for Oriental Coleslaw here. I mentioned in a thread on "everything else" that my local grocery store makes the best one I've ever tasted, and one of the girls behind the counter gave me the recipe!
After watching Rachael Ray prepare her cold sesame noodles on TV, I tried it out myself and ended up tweaking it a bit before I was done. These noodles are usually half eaten before they get a chance to cool down!
Although not originally a Japanese recipe, Korokke is widely enjoyed in Japan today. There are many kinds of korokke, both sweet and savory. They are basically deep fried croquettes. This is a recipe for a filling with onion, ground beef and potatoe, one of the more popular types of korokke.
Tamago is Japanese for "egg". Tamago yaki is sushi using an egg, like a sushi omelette. I really love it for it's sweet taste and light texture. You need a tamago pan to make this recipe. Any type of stock can be used in place of the dashi for a less fishy taste. Sounds complicated, but after a bit of practice, it gets much easier.
Literally translated, tsukimi means "viewing the moon". The egg in this dish represents the "full moon" surrounded by "clouds" of noodles. It is traditionally served in the autumn but I love it all year long. For some reason, I find it very romantic.lol.
This is a recipe for futo-maki (thick roll) It is my mother's favorite type of maki sushi and I make it a lot for her. Kampyo is dried gourd and can be found in most Asian markets or in the foreign foods section of the supermarket.
This is a recipe for Japanese Daifuku Cake. Daifuku is a soft Japanese mochi cake that is filled with a sweet bean filling. The recipe seems to be long but it is really easy and so worth it. You will be rewarded with a delicious Japanese treat!
This is my adaptation of a Cooking Light dressing. It has a lot of strong Asian flavors and I've found it tastes best over simple iceberg lettuce type crisp green salads -- kind of like the salad you'd find at a Japanese restaurant. I took this to my supper club. Everyone was skeptical at first, due to the shockingly orange color, but we gobbled it up. This recipe makes enough for quite a few salads, so keep it in a tupperware container with lid.