Everyday Meals

Onigiri – Japanese Rice Balls

Ingredients 4 cups uncooked short-grain white rice 4 ½ cups water 1 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup bonito shavings (dry fish flakes) 2 sheets nori (dry seaweed), cut into 1/2-inch strips 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Directions Step 1 Wash the rice in a mesh strainer until the water runs clear. Combine washed rice and […]

Everyday Meals

Okonomiyaki With Bonito Flakes

Photo by Rick Poon The Japanese version of a savory pancake is called okonomiyaki. It is made with fresh eggs, flour, and water and seasoned with soy sauce and tonkatsu sauce. Shredded cabbage is also part of the equation; it gives the pancake its soft texture and subtly sweet flavor. Protein toppings include combinations of […]


Japanese radish and seaweed miso soup

Ingredients 5 cm Japanese radish 2 g dried seaweed 400 ml Stock from dried seaweed (konbu) 1.5 tablespoons miso Steps Cut the Japanese radish into shapes of half circles.Put the stock from dried seaweed and Japanese radish in the pan and heat. When the radish is soft, stop the heat, dry the seaweed, add the […]


Sous Vide Pork Shoulder Chashu Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Chashu, the roasted or braised pork typically used to top bowls of ramen, is just as delicious when made from pork shoulder as when it’s made from belly. In fact, many people prefer chashu that’s made from pork shoulder, since it’s a meatier cut. The shoulder can be tied and braised in […]


Japanese-Style Salted Salmon (Shiozake) Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Salted salmon, or shiozake (often shortened to shake), is a staple of the Japanese breakfast table and has been since time immemorial. While salted salmon is readily available for purchase in Japanese supermarkets, it can be difficult to find in the United States. This recipe approximates the flavor and texture of Japanese […]