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Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Make Kobumaki (Salmon and Pork Kelp Roll) - Video Recipe

Kobumaki is kelp roll, one of the Japanese new year's dishes.

It makes a play on words with "喜ぶ (Yorokobu)" which symbolizes pleasure or delight.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBizGfALnEU

Perfect dish that you want to add in your new year's menu.
Of course, it can be a regular bento side dish :)
It goes great with white rice!!!



For vegetarian people, you can substitute the filling with Gobo (burdock root), carrot, or/and other vegetables of your choice.

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Kobumaki (Salmon and Pork Kelp Roll)

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2hrs
Number of servings: 25-30 pieces

Ingredients:
10 ten-inch-long (25cm) Hidaka Kombu (this type cooks quick and tender)
800ml water
150g (5.3oz.) salmon fillet
6 thinly sliced pork (I used thigh but any part is okay)
30g (1.0oz.) Kanpyō (dried gourd strips)
A
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)
* 2 tbsp. Sake
* 3 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. soy sauce

Directions:
1. Clean each Kombu with moistened towel. Soak in 800ml water for 5 minutes. Save the water.
2. Wash Kanpyō, rub 1/2 tbsp. of salt on Kanpyō (to remove bad smell and cook tender), then wash and drain well.
3. Cut salmon into about 0.7-inch-wide strips.
4. Place a salmon strip on the end of the Kombu close to you and roll securely. Wrap a strip of Kanpyō round the Kombu roll for 2 times (not too tight but not too loose), make double knot, then trim off the uneven ends. You may want to tie up 2 or 3 places.
5. In a large pot, place the rolls without overlapping each other. Pour the reserved soaking water just until it barely covers the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then remove the foam if necessary.
6. Add A, turn the heat down to low, cover with Otoshibuta (drop lid), and cook for 30 minutes.
7. Add soy sauce, cook on low for another 30 minutes until the cooking liquid is almost absorbed.
8. Turn off the heat. Leave to cool in the pot. Cut into 2 or 3 pieces.

You can store in the fridge for a week :)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/12/blog-post_28.html
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Friday, November 15, 2013

How to Make Vegetarian Curry Rice - Video Recipe

Curry Rice (curry and rice / kare-raisu) is a very popular dish in Japan. According to the statistics, we Japanese eat curry rice twice a month!

When I made the Basic Curry Rice, some people asked me for the vegetarian version, so I decided to make this video. The product I used contains no animal product but it tastes quite similar to the regular ones =) My darling and I are not vegetarian but we enjoyed it a lot!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXQ5JN6E8y8

This curry uses well-selected spices. Not hot but mild and tasty.

I bought this curry roux at an organic supermarket called "Kodawariya (こだわりや)". I hope you can get it when you come to Japan or when you find it somewhere else.



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Vegetarian Curry Rice

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
1/2 bag (80g=2.8oz.) vegetarian curry roux
1 small (150g=5.3oz.) onion
1 medium (150g=5.3oz.) potato
1/2 (100g=3.5oz.) carrot
1 tbsp. cooking oil
500ml water
4 servings of cooked rice

Directions:
1. Cut onion, potato, and carrot into bite-size pieces.
2. Heat cooking oil in a large stew pot. Add the cut vegetables and stir-fry them until slightly coated with oil.
3. Add 300ml water, bring to a boil, remove the foam, then turn the heat down to medium and cook for about 15 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, mix vegetarian curry roux and 200ml water.
5. Turn off the heat, add the curry roux mixture into the pot, and mix well. *make sure you stop the heat when you add the curry roux, otherwise it thickens very quickly.
6. Then put on low and simmer for a little while.
7 Serve curry on a hot bed of rice.

*if you have leftover curry roux, store it in the fridge and use within a week.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/11/blog-post_15.html
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to Make Japanese Cream Corn Soup (Vegetarian) - Video Recipe

Cream Corn Soup or Corn Cream Soup is a very popular home cooked soup in Japan. (I always wonder which one is correct. lol)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajLWupiGN_U

I don't like milk, so I used soy milk.
If you can find a vegetable bouillon cube or powder, it will be a perfect dish for vegetarian people, too =D



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Cream Corn Soup

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 10min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
1 large can (435g=1lb.) cream style corn
1 can (400ml) soy milk (or milk)
1/2 cube or 1/2 tsp. vegetable bouillon
salt and pepper
parsley flakes

Directions:
1. In a pot, put cream style corn (strain if you don't like skins), use the can to measure soy milk (shake and wash the can), and vegetable bouillon.
2. Put on medium low heat, stir constantly until it is nice and hot. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Serve in a dish, and sprinkle with parsley flakes.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2013/11/blog-post_12.html
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Featured on iPad App: Home Gourmet Magazine

Some of my recipes are shared on Home Gourmet Magazine iPad App!



They are kind enough to share my recipes with the links to my YouTube videos =) Thank you!!!

I am not a pro chef but I feel honored to be shared like this :)

I want many people to know that the Japanese cooking is full of ideas, too!!!

Home Gourmet Magazine features innovative and delicious recipes from home gourmets around the world. Find the best food blogs and recipes for simple and tasty meals you can make at home – includes meaty dishes, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

How to Make Hello Kitty Bento Lunch Box - Video Recipe

This video will show you how to make Hello Kitty bento (lunch box) - Apple Farm decoration ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9TQzPOGwmM

You know how difficult to draw Hello Kitty…
http://web.stagram.com/p/329252662851249205_27811640

So, I recommend you to get a Hello Kitty mold (shaper) to make your life easier!



You can get the mold like this one!
Check out online or local Sanrio stores!!!
こんなキティちゃんの型があるとお弁当作りが簡単です!


BTW, this is the book (comes with the Hello Kitty Onigiri Mold & the Nori Punch) I bought.
私は「はじめてでもかんたん&かわいい!サンリオキャラ弁当BOOK (学研ムック) 」を買いました☆
ハローキティのおにぎり型とキャラクターのりパンチの付録付きです♪


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How to Make Hello Kitty Bento Lunch Box

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30-60min (depending on your patience)
Number of servings: 2-3 bento boxes

Ingredients:
((Stuffed Red Peppers))
2 red peppers *30g (1oz.) each
A
* 80g (2.8oz.) ground pork
* 40g (1.4oz.) minced onion
* salt and cracked black pepper
flour
cooking oil
sliced American cheese
Nori sheet
((Vegetable Kinpira with Eggs))
I scrambled this Vegetarian Kinpira with eggs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BkKRmbtY2o
((Kamaboko Fish Cake House))
white Kamaboko fish cake
Kanikama (imitation crab meat/crab sticks)
sliced American cheese
spaghetti pasta
((Hello Kitty Onigiri Rice Ball))
cooked white Japanese rice
salt
Nori sheet
red pepper bottom
drained canned whole corn kernels

Directions:
((Stuffed Red Peppers))
1. Put A in a bowl and mix well by hand until all ingredients are combined and smooth.
2. Cut the bottoms off the red peppers to make a ribbon (ribbons) for the Hello Kitty Onigiri Rice Ball.
3. Cut each pepper into 3 rings, remove the seeds, and dust inside of peppers with flour.
4. Stuff the mixture into the peppers.
5. Heat cooking oil in a pan and place the stuffed peppers. When one side is golden brown, flip them over. Cover and steam for about 5 minutes until cooked through. In the same pan, lightly saute the Hello Kitty ribbons, and set aside.
6. Cut the sliced cheese with a toothpick to make apple cores. Cut Nori sheet with eyebrow scissors to make apple seeds.
*I bought leaf-shaped bento toothpicks at "CANDO" 100yen shop.
((Vegetable Kinpira with Eggs))
I scrambled this Vegetarian Kinpira with eggs!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BkKRmbtY2o
((Kamaboko Fish Cake House))
1. Slice Kamaboko fish cake and cut into a house shape.
2. Peel off the red part of Kanikama to make the roof, and attach it with bits of spaghetti pasta. (pasta will absorb moisture from Kamaboko and gets soft after few hours, so you can eat it by lunchtime!)
3. Cut sliced cheese to make windows.
((Hello Kitty Onigiri Rice Ball))
1. Put steamed rice in a bowl and mix a pinch of salt to taste. Stuff the rice into the Hello Kitty Onigiri Mold (spread the rice into the crevices of the mold with a small spoon). Place the lid and push the rice down. Remove the lid, then push the rice out from the mold.
2. Use the Hello Kitty Nori Punch to make eyes and whiskers.
3. Place the side dishes and rice in the bento box. Then arrange the small parts with tweezers.

You can also use a plastic wrap to form the Hello Kitty rice ball but it requires a great patience…

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://www.cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2012/12/blog-post_6.html
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Vegetarian Kinpira - Video Recipe

I received many requests for Japanese vegetarian foods, so here is the one!
I made my popular recipe which I have already received 300 photo reports saying it was good, so I hope you like it ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BkKRmbtY2o

Kinpira is mostly seasoned with soy sauce, mirin (sweet sake), and sugar so it is pretty sweet, but instead of using sugar, I used ketchup, so my recipe is tasty ;) Also, I didn't use gobo (burdock root) but commonly available vegetables (such as potato, onion, and green pepper), so I hope you can try it out!!!



BTW, soy sauce is made by fermenting soya beans, so it is a vegetarian seasoning :D

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Vegetarian Kinpira

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10min
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients:
150g (5.3oz.) potato
50g (1.8oz.) onion
50g (1.8oz.) carrot
35g (1.2oz.) green pepper
A
* 2 tbsp. ketchup
* 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1/2 tbsp. sake
* a pinch of sugar
2 tsp. sesame oil

Directions:
1. Cut potato green pepper and carrot into short and thin strips. Slice the onion.
2. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, and fry onion until fragrant. Add potato and carrot, and stir-fry until browned (2 minutes). Add green pepper and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
3. Add A in the pan and stir-fry until the seasonings blend.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_29.html
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It goes great with white rice!!!

BTW, did any of you realized that I misspelled the title "Kimpira" in my video... I couldn't re-upload the video once it's published to everyone, so I need to be careful X(

Anyways, enjoy ;D

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer 2011 in New York

Hi! I'm back now :D

6 days in NY were amazingly fast. When I leave Japan, I had too many things to do, so I thought leaving them behind for 6 days is not good, but now I think I should have planned to stay more days!!! LoL

Day 1 (7/1):

This was our fast time to take Japanese airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) because there wasn't any empty seat for the cheaper ones (usually we take Delta or Continental). What surprised us was their meals!!! They were amazingly delicious!!! Free alcohol, of course :) I watched 4 movies since the seat was very comfortable. Time we arrived in NY was noon, so we took a walk outside (took a pic in front of 23 foot tall giant yellow teddy bear) and met our friends at night. Every year we stay at Grand Hyatt. The room was nicely renovated this year :)

Day2 (7/2):

We had a breakfast at Grand Central Terminal and went for a walk at The High Line! The weather was really hot but nice. I took my 10th hula video at Hudson River Park (Pier 62). I will write about it later. For lunch, we went to The Fat Radish where I found on a Japanese magazine. Their foods were very healthy and delicious with lots of vegetables: omelette with a bunch of greens :D Then for dinner we went to a Malaysian restaurant called Nyonya. What we ordered were their popular dishes: Home Made Roti Canai (Indian Pancake), Sizzling Nyonya Tofu, and Singapore Rice Noodles. They were all great!

Day 3 (7/3):

We went Rabbithole Restaurant in Brooklyn for Breakfast. I had their recommended Stuffed French Toast! Yummy :) My darling had eggs benedict! Then we shopped around and went to the Brooklyn Brewery. My darling was really excited having a beer there ;) It was raining all day long so we enjoyed shopping. My darling enjoyed shopping at Superdry and bought their tees and bag for himself! For dinner, we went to La Lanterna di Vittorio where is famous for Pizza and Pumpkin Cognac Cheesecake! They were of course delicious!!!

Day 4 (7/4):

OMG! I finally found a place to try the 3-tiered afternoon tea!!! Alice's Afternoon Tea serves the afternoon tea menu before and after noon, which is cool :) So, we had The Mad Hatter menu (2 for $37). Their scones (especially the mixed berry) and sandwiches were amazingly delicious! Yay!!! Then we shopped upper west and walked down to the hotel through the central park. We had a dinner at Rock Center Cafe (as usual - we eat here every year). It's the place where my darling and I dated for the 2nd time. On the Broadway, we found cool Forever 21 electric bulletin board! Can you see us waving hands?! LoL We didn't join the crowds, so we kind of saw the July 4th fireworks from 42nd street. hehe

Day 5 (7/5):

Can you believe it's already the 5th day?! Yeah, I was kind of feeling in that way at this time :'( We took a breakfast at hotel's Market. They are open 24 hours, which is very convenient! For a snack, we went to my long-planned Luke's Lobster! A Taste of Maine, you can try half of lobster, crab, and shrimp! I shared it with my darling but I thought I could eat them all by myself later. hehehe Then we walked up to Union Square to shop (we tried YOGO frozen yogurt - sold on trucks) and went to Limelight Marketplace (originally a church). I never get tired of shopping! For dinner, we went to Hummus Place and tried their recommended dishes: Hummus Masabacha and Shakshuka. No meats?! Yeah, they serve vegetarian dishes. The foods were delicious but we kind of needed meats. haha

Day 6 (7/6):

7/6 is the special day! My darling proposed to me at The Pond of Central Park 2 years ago :) So, we kind of coming back here every year at the same time eating breakfast. (We bought our breakfast at Pret A Manger. I really loved the foods there!) I thought my darling might not answer to my question, but I asked him "why time flies?" then he said, "kiss me and time will stop". Wow! Is that true?! I kissed him, of course. Nothing happened!!! haha We love walking together in the city. Of course, time flies… At night, we planned to go to a cozy restaurant in Battery Park, but it was under renovation (or it was gone…) so we moved to the South Street Seaport. There we found Lobster Paella ($75) at Il Porto. It was pretty expensive, but my darling said okay because it's our last dinner. Thanks XOXO I really enjoyed the dish. Also, I talked him about my recipe stuff (kind of reality) that is not going well, and he said "I don't expect anything, so do as you want." How come he is so nice to me :)

Day 7 (7/7):

Time to go home. Our flight was early in the morning, so we left the city at 8AM X( The way back was Continental, so it was not that comfy like ANA, but was friendly on the wallet!!!

Sorry for my lousy typing… I really want to write more in detail and post more pictures, but need to move on and create my new recipes for contests and YouTube videos! But actually, I spent 2 hours writing this post! LoL

I shoot one video today, so I am going to edit it this week! And tomorrow I have new hula class to attend…

I wish I could have more time!!!

See you again :)

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Okazu (Side Dishes)

Click to view recipe :)
- Addictive Japanese Croquette
- Anchovy Garlic Tamagoyaki
- Asparagus Kanitama
- Asparagus Rolls with Healthy Kimchi Sauce
- Bite-Size Jap Style Tonkatsu
- Juicy Tender Simmered Eggplant and Shimeji
- Maple Bacon Simmered Hijiki Seaweed
- My Mom's Juicy Tender Simmered Eggplant - Video Recipe
- SPAM Pork Tsukune
- Stir-Fried Ginger Pork and Cabbage
- Stir-Fried Komatsuna and Crab Meat
- Stir-Fried Watermelon Rind - Video Recipe
- Sweet And Sour Potato Pork Roll
- Tonkatsu - Video Recipe
- Vegetarian Kinpira - Video Recipe
- Western Style Green Pepper, Carrot, and Egg Kinpira

Itamemono (Stir-fried Dishes)

Click to view recipe :)
- Ketchup Miso Stir-Fried Pork and Cabbage
- Sauteed Pork with Salt Sauce - Video Recipe
- Stir-Fried Ginger Pork and Cabbage
- Stir-Fried Komatsuna and Crab Meat
- Stir-Fried Mozuku
- Stir-Fried Pumpkin and Pork with Tenkasu
- Stir-Fried Watermelon Rind - Video Recipe
- Vegetarian Kinpira - Video Recipe
- Western Style Green Pepper, Carrot, and Egg Kinpira
- Yakisoba - Video Recipe

Zensai (Appetizer)

Click to view recipe :)
- Anchovy Garlic Tamagoyaki
- Asparagus Rolls with Healthy Kimchi Sauce
- Crunchy Wakame Salad - Video Recipe
- Crushed Cucumber Salad Marinated in Sesame Vinegar
- Dashi Marinated Tomatoes
- Easy Tasty Cold Tofu - Video Recipe
- Healthy Microwave Okonomiyaki - Video Recipe
- Healthy Tofu Rolled Pork Steak Salad
- Non-Fried Korokke (Croquette-Like Potato Salad) - Video Recipe
- Pumpkin Sashimi - Video Recipe
- Rich Mayo Marinated Tuna and Avocado
- runnyrunny999's Curry Flavored Chicken Wings - Video Recipe
- Scallop Roses
- SPAM Pork Tsukune
- Spinach Ohitashi (in Lady Gaga Bento) - Video Recipe
- Sweet And Sour Potato Pork Roll
- Tea Leaves Baked Potatoes
- Vegetarian Kinpira - Video Recipe
- Yukari Marinated Cucumber

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