You can cook Japanese food easily at home!
July 27, 2016
One day in July is called “doyo no ushi-no-h” in Japan. From the Edo era there has been the custom of eating eel on this day at the height of summer. Eel restaurants are very crowded and eel shops sell a lot of eel dishes on this day every year. Unadon (rice and eel bowl) and unajyu (rice and eel box) are popular in eel restaurants. Unajyu is served in a jyubako (a rectangular lacquer wooden container). The way of cooking eel is different in the Kanto and Kansai areas. In Kanto, the eel is opened from the back, then steamed and finally grilled and dipped into a sweetened soy sauce. The flavor is soft. In Kansai, the eel is opened from the belly, not steamed, and then grilled and dipped into a sweetened soy sauce. The flavor is crispy. Both style dishes look the same and smell appetizing. The Kanto region includes Tokyo and Yokohama. The Kansai region includes Osaka and Kyoto. Try to eat unajyu or unadon if there is an opportunity to come to Japan.
What kind of impression do you have when you say Japanese food?
You may imagine healthy, colorful, beautiful, high quality, traditional, etc. Can you imagine cooking Japanese food at home? Most people may think that it is difficult.
However, we think otherwise. Therefore, here at J-Simple Recipes (Japanese Simple Recipes) we have prepared recipes for traditional Japanese dishes and international dishes with a Japanese twist which can easily be made at home. It may be difficult to obtain all Japanese foodstuffs and seasonings, so we have included substitutions you can make. If you cannot get any Japanese foodstuffs or seasonings at the shops in your neighborhood, you can purchase them at numerous sites on the Internet.
At J-Simple Recipes, we have three keywords: “Simple,” “Healthy” and “Delicious.”
We want you to continue to cook Japanese food for a long time, so we have made the recipes simple.
Because the Japanese cuisine has many low-calorie foods, you can have a healthy meal naturally and may not gain weight even if you eat a little too much.
You may think that healthy and easy- to-cook food is not delicious, but that is not so with J-Simple Recipes.
J-Simple Recipes includes some international dishes with a Japanese twist, too. For example, even if you are just frying meat or vegetables, you can add soy sauce as the final seasoning in order to give any international dish a Japanese twist. So you can easily begin to like Japanese food.
Everyone has their own eating traditions, but if you add just a few Japanese recipes, your cooking experience will expand. So please enjoy cooking Japanese food.
At J-Simple Recipes, we have six categories:
Japanese food and international dishes with a Japanese twist. It is the main part of this site.
Japanese recipes for rice dishes and miso soup.
An introduction to foodstuffs used in Japanese cooking.
An introduction to the typicalof the Japanese people.
This section on table manners is designed to help you in eating Japanese dishes.
This section includes.