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Bizarre Japanese Food If there is one thing that stands out in the Japanese culture, it is their inclination or fascination for the inordinate. Japanese are detailed and self-conscious about details and concept of uniqueness, therefore, whether in day-to-day life, more so in fashion and food – eccentricity is commonly a dominant attribute. There are some bizarre Japanese foods which are likely not so familiar to a non-Japanese family. But the oddity of these foods should not intimidate a first-timer as it must be thought that Japanese food are very healthy and delicious. Most often, people view in cooking show the very skillful and cute preparation of Japanese food. Thus, if the preparation is important to them, taste should be more important. Bizarre Japanese food - nato One of the many bizarre Japanese foods is a healthy dish called natto(納豆). It is a soybean-based food which is characterized by its very sticky, very gooey appearance. Without knowing its taste and health value, any non-regular patron of Japanese food would discard the dish especially that it does not look appetizing ,in addition, it has a pungent smell. (more…)

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Japanese Recipes : Yakitori , Gomaae.

Today,there are more and more people getting interested with Japanese recipes. Why? Because they aren’t only taste good, but they are also comparatively healthier than their American counterparts. So, if you have always think of trying Japanese food but find that taking raw meat is a bit repulsive, now below are Japanese recipes that you might wish to try out.

Yakitori (焼き鳥)

chicken-yakitoriiMain dish: Yakitori
This is the popular Japanese recipes especially among the children because of its sweet sauce.

Ingredients:
-  Chicken parts such as thigh meat or liver
-  Negi *
-  4 tablespoons of Japanese Soy Sauce
-  Japanese cooking wine or Japanese Sake
-  3 tablespoons of sugar
-  Honey
-  Bamboo skewers

*Substitute Negi with leeks or green onion if not available

Preparation:

1. Cut and divide the chicken into small cubes size about 2 to 3 centimeters.
2. In a saucepan, pour in all the liquid ingredients and mix with sugar then simmer with low hear. Wait until the sugar is completely melted.
3. Marinate the chicken with the sauce and set aside for about 30 minutes.
4. Cut the Negi into 3 centimeters long while waiting for the marinade to seep in.
5. When the chicken gets ready, alternately skewer chicken with leeks.
6. Grill to perfection. Be careful not to burn them. (more…)

Tokyo Style New Year’s Rice Cake Soup

I wish you a Very Happy New Year 2010!!

Happy New Year 2010

Wondering what to try in new year days?
How about trying colorful Osechi-ryori (御節料理)during New Year days.

Traditionally, rice cake soup (Zōni 雑煮) is served on 1st January to celebrate the New Year in Japan. Zōni (雑煮), a soup of mochi rice cakes, the recipe for the soup differs from region to region. Eastern Japan new year soup is in clear broth wheareas in western Japan miso broth is used to prepared the Zōni.

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Tokyo-Style New Year’s Soup

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Merry Christmas

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Santa Clause is coming to town!!

Hi, Everybody, Merry Chirstmas!!

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Japanese Christmas Food Recipes

Christmas in Japan is different from the west like the US. The major religions in Japan are Buddhism and Shinto, so Christmas is more commercial event. The main celebration revolves around Christmas eve and not Christmas day.

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Most Japanese families would have a Christmas tree and now it is becoming very common to have lights on the outside of houses as you would see in the USA. While Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, more and more people are taking up traditions such as decorating their home, giving presents to friends and celebrating the event with a special meal.

The traditional Japanese Christmas food is the Christmas cake, tori no karaage, teriyaki chicken, chirashizushi and so on.

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Pan-kun and James Making Japanese Ramen Noodles

Japanese clever smart chimp – Pan-kun and James learning cooking Japanese ramen noodles with a ramen noodles master.

See the cool acting in the video clip :)

Japanese recipes : Pan-kun and James making ramen noodles.