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1. Okonomiyaki Pancake
Okonomiyaki pancakes are a traditional Japanese dish, which when served in restaurants, diners will often choose their own toppings and make the pancake at their own table. In this Grokker Premium Video Reiko tops her okonomiyaki with thinly sliced pork belly and delicious prawns, and fills it with cabbage and scallions, which make this okonomiyaki truly special!
2. Oyako Donburi
This oyako donburi is the perfect quick and easydinner. Donburi is a classic Japanese rice bowl dish, which Reiko here serves with juicy chicken, runny egg, and a warm Japanese broth, which makes it ideal for a cold fall evening. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
3. Tuna Tataki Donburi
This fresh and delicious tuna tataki is served over classically prepared rice to create Japanese Donburi. Ready in just 20 minutes, this makes a perfect dish to impress your friends on a warm summer's evening. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
4. Tempura Fried Ice Cream
Fried ice cream! Who can resist this awesome dessert that is crunchy, sweet, and deliciously cold? Try it now!
5. Tempura Prawns
How to make delicious tempura prawns at home. This is a very easy recipe and tastes great. Give it a go!
6. How to Make Rilakkuma Omurice
This recipe is very easy. I used just a few simple ingredients available around you. But the only thing you need is patience! hehe Rilakkuma (which means relaxing bear in Japanese) is a very popular character in Japan. Omurice is omelette made with fried rice (ketchup flavored chicken rice) and usually topped with ketchup. I know you all like Kyaraben (character bento) but I decided to make it on a plate since you might not have a bento box at home. Of course you can pack it in your bento box :) Making Kyaraben is not that difficult. Just plan (draw picture) before you cook. Then you don't have to spend a lot of time cooking. I spent more time planning than cooking.
7. Japanese Tamagoyaki (Pan Fried Rolled Egg)
When you just want eggs for breakfast or to add to a bento box for lunch, Japanese people have to make it into a more complicated dish by folding the eggs neatly. Presentation of even simple foods can sometimes become a little elaborate.
8. How to Make Japanese Karaage
Karaage (also called Tatsutaage) is Japanese fried chicken. It is usually cooked for lunch, dinner, or bento. Also, it is the best party recipe favored by most people!
9. Japanese Takoyaki Snack Dessert
Takoyaki is a very casual fast food in Japan. It might not be easily found at Japanese restaurants in the US or other parts of world even though it is a very popular dish. Takoyaki tastes a little bit like round shaped Okonomiyaki, but it has a much different flavor from the Tako (octopus) cooked inside them. In most parts of Japan, people don’t treat Takoyaki as a meal. Many people typically think of Takoyaki as something you get from street vendors at festivals and events.
10. Easy Japanese Dorayaki Recipe
Dorayaki is one of the most popular Japanese confectioneries. It is Anko (sweet red bean paste) sandwiched between sweet pancakes. It is a Japanese sweet beloved by the old and young. It may be perfect for people who have never had any traditional Japanese sweets because it doesn’t have any unusual ingredients. Dorayaki is also called Mikasa, from Mt. Mikasa in Nara which is next to Osaka.