“J-Simple Recipes” is the abbreviation for “Japanese Simple Recipes.”
We explain Japanese recipes you can easily cook, as well as typical meals, foodstuffs & table manners.

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You can cook Japanese food easily at home!

Sauteed Pork with White Miso
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Japanese Food Tips

The Best Season - Delaware Grapes

August 31, 2015

Delaware grapes

Delaware grapes

Remove peel from grape

Remove peel from grape

In summer, seedless grapes can be seen at many grocery stores in Japan. A vinifera grape called Delaware is very famous. Just out of curiosity, why is the grape called Delaware? I searched and I found that it was named after Delaware City in Ohio in the middle of the 1800s where they were first grown, and that it was first introduced into Japan at the end of the 1800s. I think that many Japanese probably do not know this fact. The Delaware grapes are easy to eat because they are small-sized and are seedless, and the taste is very juicy and sweet. The peel should be removed. You should try them if you are ever in Japan in the summer or early autumn.

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J-Simple Recipes

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.”

Simple

We want you to continue to cook Japanese food for a long time, so we have made the recipes simple.

Healthy

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.

Delicious

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/Int'l. Recipes

Japanese food and international dishes with a Japanese twist. It is the main part of this site.

Traditional Recipes

Japanese recipes for rice dishes and miso soup.

Foodstuffs

An introduction to foodstuffs used in Japanese cooking.

Typical Meals

An introduction to the typical breakfast, lunch and dinner of the Japanese people.

Table Manners

This section on table manners is designed to help you in eating Japanese dishes.

J-Food Plaza

This section includes Mago wa Yasashii and Japanese Food Lovers' Comments.

  • Mago wa Yasashii
    • Japanese recipes that are particularly healthy.
  • Japanese Food Lovers' Comments
    • In this section, you can read comments from our website users about Japanese food.
  • Word Tidbits
    • Here, by clicking on the “more” button or photo, you can find the Kana and Kanji for each recipe listed on our site, and also hear audio of the Japanese name for each recipe.
  • Japanese Food Tips
    • In this section, we introduce interesting and possibly little known facts about Japanese food.