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Chicken Nanban on a bed of lettuce on a plate with flowers in the background

Chicken Nanban

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Chicken Nanban is a dish that features succulent boneless fried chicken, marinated in a sweet and tangy “nanban” sauce, and then topped with homemade Japanese…
Shrimp Toast laid out on a rectangular ceramic plate topped with onion grass. There is a ceramic 2 compartment dish with sweet chili sauce and mustard behind it.

Nagasaki Shrimp Toast

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With its aromatic smell, crispy texture, and melt in your mouth flavor, Nagasaki Shimp Toast is one of my favorite “go-to” dishes.
Champuru on a large plate with a scoop,of,rice on the side. The rice is topped with mitsuba leaves.

Okinawa-Style Fu Champuru

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Okinawa-Style Fu Champuru Is a local dish from Okinawa Island in Southern Japan.  In the Okinawan dialect, chanpuru means “a mix of things”. I took…
Annin Tofu- pudding with red goji berries and green spearmint leafs on top in a glass bowl.

Annin Tofu (Almond Tofu)

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Annin Tofu is a sweet dessert that you can order in restaurants, especially Chinese restaurants, around the world.  Along with tapioca milk, it is a…
Cream stew in a white China bowl

Japanese Cream Stew

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Japanese Cream Stew is a staple dish in many Japanese homes.  Much like Japanese curry and hashed beef, the roux can be purchased as pre-packaged…
A tonkatsu fried pork cutlet on a black plate topped with brown sauce and some yellow mustard. Behind it is a small black bowl of shredded cabbage

Tonkatsu – Japanese Pork Cutlets

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Tonkatsu (fried pork cutlets) is a very popular dish in Japan.  You can find tonkatsu restaurants in almost every town where tonkatsu is the main…

Agedashi Tofu

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I first tried this amazing dish when I was living in San Diego.  I was at an Izakaya – a bar and restaurant that serves…

Oxtail Osso Buco Japanese Style

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Osso Buco is traditionally an Italian dish made with veal shanks.  In Japan, veal shank is difficult to find and oxtail is much more popular.…

Pork and Shrimp Shumai

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Shumai is a type of steamed dumpling that can be found almost anywhere you go in Japan –  it’s a favorite alternative to gyoza (fried…