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

Chicken Nanban

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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…