Yaki Udon (Easy Stir Fried Udon Noodles)

This easy yaki udon recipe will give you thick and chewy udon noodles wrapped around crisp al dente vegetables, juicy pork belly strips, and glazed in a sweet and savory soy sauce base. If you enjoy lo mein, you’re going to want to try one of Japan’s most popular dishes–yaki udon. A little background… If you’ve never had udon noodles,…

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How To Make Udon Noodles From Scratch

Thick and plump with a slightly chewy consistency is the only way I can describe these udon noodles from scratch. Making homemade udon noodles is actually a lot easier than it sounds, especially if you have made homemade pasta before. It’s also a lot of fun because it includes a good foot-stomping workout!  What is udon? These thick udon noodles…

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Onigiri Recipe – Japanese Rice Balls

Onigiri are fluffy shaped rice balls wrapped in nori and packed with a variety of different savory fillings like buttery salmon, umami flavored bonito and soy sauce, creamy tuna, and furikake. Onigiri, also known as o-musubi or rice ball, is a Japanese food staple that you can find in Japanese restaurants or grocery stores. It’s an easy way to transport…

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Miso-Marinated Black Cod Recipe

Miso-marinated black cod is an ultra buttery and flakey dish with sweet hints of miso, mirin, and sake. Yes, it’s a three day marinade, but it’s incredibly easy, and this recipe is worth trying to get a taste of this melt-in-your-mouth experience. Where’d miso black cod originate? Black cod miso is most popularly known because of Nobu and his namesake…

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Inari Sushi Recipe

Calling all anime fans, if you’ve been a victim to the mesmerizingly hot and steamy inari sushi shots in various anime and immediately started craving them, then look no further. While you can find inari sushi at sushi restaurants, this super simple recipe is here to fulfill your cravings and it’s only made up of two simple ingredients: sushi rice…

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California Roll Recipe

I’ll admit it, I love California rolls–tasty crab-infused kani, crunchy cucumbers, and fatty avocado wrapped in a rice and seaweed roll. Even though I mostly eat traditional nigiri these days, I loved eating California rolls as a kid, and it’s where my love of sushi started. This recipe has some tips and tricks to get you started on your sushi…

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Vegetable Tempura Batter Recipe

Have you ever turned down fried vegetables? Me neither. This vegetable tempura recipe will satiate any fried food cravings with its light, airy, and crispy texture and flavorful tetsuya dipping sauce. This recipe reminds me a lot of my crispy fried tofu, but with vegetables; You get the extra crunchiness and a nice surprise on the inside. History of tempura…

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Shrimp Tempura Recipe

Light and crispy tendrils of fried goodness in each bite, who can say no to shrimp tempura? After ordering shrimp tempura so many times at restaurants and savoring the delicious crunchy exterior, I couldn’t resist making it at home. This easy and quick shrimp tempura recipe will have your guests coming back for more. History of tempura Interestingly, tempura was…

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Spicy Tuna Roll Recipe (w/ Kewpie & Sriracha)

There’s something so satisfying about making and eating spicy tuna rolls at home. These delicately wrapped bites of tuna, soft rice, and crisp nori will melt in your mouth, but also give you a subtle kick of heat with the addition of Kewpie and sriracha. While the origin of the spicy tuna roll is not well documented (some say it…

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Chicken Karaage Recipe (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Try to say “karaage” without salivating just a little. These little nuggets of chicken simultaneously give you a satisfying crunch on the outside and juicy tenderness on the inside. I love all variations of fried chicken whether that is southern or Korean fried chicken, but this Japanese variety is mind blowing. I can eat this for 5 days straight and…

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