This is a Japanese style sweet and savory pumpkin recipe. Kabocha has slightly sweet taste, and it is cooked in many different ways in Japanese cuisine. For example, tempura is a popular way to cook kabocha. Cut kabocha into thin slices to make tempura. Also, simmering is a common way. Kabocha tend to keep its shape even if it's simmered. This is a great side dish to accompany a Japanese meal.
I got this recipe out of an authentic Japanese Cuisine book, I tried it because it was simple and seemed legit and it was WONDERFUL! My whole, non-cultural family loved it, even my brother who hardly eats anything (besides mac & cheese and McDonald's) said it was awesome!
I use this everytime I make onion rings, hot poppers and other fried finger food. Once you use it for the first time, you won't have to reach for the recipe again, cuz it's so easy. To make more, just change the 1-1-1 to 2-2-2 or more.
Here is a recipe for Tazukuri, which are spicy glazed sardines. This recipe may seem unappelaing to many, but thoe who have actually tried Tazukuri love the spicy, slightly sweet taste. Very easy and quick to make.
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.
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.