You can cook Japanese food easily at home!
January 5, 2017
Mochi is a traditional food made from steamed rice. It is sticky and has a plain taste. Fresh mochi can be eaten without heating but because it becomes hard as time passes, it is usually boiled or baked. It is often eaten in Japan, especially at New Years when ozōni, a soup which includes mochi and other ingredients, is eaten on the first 3 days of the New Year holidays. Yaki-mochi (grilled rice cakes) and oshiruko (or zenzai) soup are eaten not only at New Years but also the whole year. Yaki-mochi is grilled and is then dipped in sweetened soy sauce and wrapped with nori (dried laver). Oshiruko soup is made from sweetened red bean paste. Zenzai is soup made from sweetened red beans. Both are served with mochi. Most Americans think of mochi as daifukumochi (round mochi confection filled with anko, mashed sweetened red bean paste. However, Japanese always think of mochi as rice cakes.
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.