Is Kanten a New Superfood? Layered Red Bean Jelly Terrine (Mizu Yokan)

Have you heard of Kanten (寒天) before? Japanese jelly sweets made out of Kanten are one of my favourite summer desserts. The chilled, light and sweet desserts have been a little oasis for me in the super humid Japanese summer. Kanten is called Agar Agar in English. Kanten is a jelly-like substance made from a…

The Secret to Juicy Karaage

Today, I would like to introduce my new Karaage recipe. Did you think “another one”? – Do not leave me yet!! It is not “just another” Karaage recipe. Today, I am revealing my secret how to make your Karaage juicer and tenderer. You might have already known a cooking method called “Brining”. In short, brine…

The Easiest Ever – Simplified Easy Ponzu Dressing

If you have ever been to a Japanese restaurant, I am sure that you have heard of this sauce called “Ponzu”. Ponzu, which is a citrus based sauce, is commonly used in Japan as a condiment. How common? It is REALLY common. Ponzu is tangy, fresh and yet quit round. In my opinion, it goes…

The Easiest Ever Japanese – Nasu Dengaku (Miso Glazed Eggplant)

I would like to introduce my 2nd Easiest Ever Japanese recipe – Nasu Dengaku, which is known as Miso Glazed Eggplant. Again there is nothing difficult involved in this recipe, basically all you have to do is make miso sauce (by just mixing) and bake eggplant. Ingredients are common Japanese ones which you might already…