Foods and recipes originating from Japan
Read More about Chirashi Bowl (Chirashizushi) Recipe
Chirashi bowls are a colorful assortment of seafood, vegetables and sushi rice that has been a part of Japanese cuisine for centuries and continues to be popular throughout Japan today. The thing I love about chirashi bowls is that you can make it your own based on your own unique taste.
In this article, we will take you through how to make this visually stunning and delicious dish step-by-step.
In this article, we will take you through how to make this visually stunning and delicious dish step-by-step. We also have a video that shows how we prepared all the ingredients.
Read More about Ikura Sushi: What it is and How to Make it
If you have ever visited Japan or some higher end sushi restaurants outside of Japan, you have likely seen an exotic looking sushi called ikura sushi. Known for its bright orange color, the contrasting flavors of the salty salmon roe and the vinegar flavor of the sushi rice make this dish as delicious as it is beautiful.
If you would like to brighten up your sushi platter with this delicacy, you are in luck as it’s fairly simple to make with a little practice. In this article and video, we will show you step-by-step how to make this delicious sushi.
Read More about Authentic Tempura Dipping Sauce (Tentsuyu)
Tempura is a staple of Japanese cuisine. The light, crispy batter of shrimp and vegetables is a real treat. However, tempura is not the same without tempura dipping sauce, or tentsuyu. While you can purchase this at most grocery stores, it is definitely worth the effort to make it fresh. Best of all, it is very quick and easy to make!
In this article, we will walk you through how to make authentic tempura dipping sauce (tentsuyu) step-by-step.
Read More about Authentic Shrimp Tempura Recipe
Shrimp tempura was my first introduction to Japanese food. When I was a child, it was always a treat to order the shrimp and vegetable tempura from our favorite Japanese restaurant. While I enjoy a wider range of Japanese food as an adult, I still love the light, crispy batter of shrimp tempura dipped in tempura dipping sauce (tentsuyu).
While making shrimp tempura may seem out of reach for many, with a little practice it is pretty simple to make. In this article we will take you step-by-step through the process of making delicious shrimp tempura.
Read More about Authentic Japanese Tempura Batter Recipe
When you think of Japanese food, tempura most likely comes to mind. Shrimp and vegetable tempura was my go-to dish when dining in Japanese restaurants as a kid. As an adult, I appreciate the light batter and rich taste of tempura dishes. As any chef knows, great tempura starts with great tempura batter.
In this article we will take you through how to make authentic tempura batter step-by-step. Best of all, it’s simple and quick to make!
Read More about Delicious Oshinko Roll Recipe
If you frequent sushi restaurants, you are bound to see an interesting looking roll with a yellow filling called an Oshinko roll. When curiosity finally gets the best of you and you decide to try it, you will find Oshinko to be a refreshing pickled filling whose flavor is complemented by the sushi rice in this simple, yet unique roll.
Read More about Delicious Shrimp Tempura Roll Recipe
If you are a fan of shrimp, look no further than the shrimp tempura roll when placing your next sushi order. Like the crunchy rolls, the shrimp tempura roll combines two different Japanese cooking methods, sushi and tempura. Also, unlike many forms of cooked sushi, the shrimp tempura roll is a traditional Japanese sushi roll that is eaten in many Japanese homes.
While there are more steps to making this than some other sushi rolls, the finished product is definitely worth the effort.
Read More about Sushi Rice: Easy Sushi Rice Recipe
All great sushi starts with the rice. No matter how good the other ingredients are in your favorite roll, if the texture of your rice is grainy or dry, the whole roll will suffer. Luckily, great sushi rice is easy to make. In this article we will walk you through how to make delicious and sticky sushi rice, step-by-step.
Available in most grocery stores, sushi rice is a short-grain rice that sticks together when cooked. This sticky texture is important when preparing sushi as good rice holds everything together. Without good and sticky rice, your sushi roll or nigiri will crumble.
Read More about Ebi Sushi: What it is and How to Make it
Ebi, the Japanese word for shrimp, is a common ingredient in sushi bars and Japanese restaurants alike. Ebi sushi is a simple, yet delicious, nigiri sushi that is great for beginners to the sushi world to try because it is served cooked at most restaurants. Beginner sushi cooks will also appreciate how straight forward ebi sushi is to make yet it still gives you the fresh taste you expect from sushi.
As mentioned above, ebi is the Japanese word for shrimp. Ebi sushi consists of shrimp that is straightened with bamboo skewers, boiled or steamed, butterflied, and placed over a ball of sushi rice in the nigiri style.
However, the shrimp is sometimes served raw as well in this type of sushi. In that case, the shrimp must be fresh and handled properly to be eaten safely. I personally prefer using cooked shrimp in my ebi sushi.