Chicken and Root Vegetable Nimono Served on a wooden bowl which is sitting on a wooden tray. There are decorative wooden chopsticks to the right.

Chicken and Root Vegetable Nimono

Chicken and Root Vegetable Nimono is a dish that is very common in Japan.  It’s often found as a side dish on Japanese bento boxes,…

Stir Fried Shishito Peppers

Stir Fried Shishito peppers are one of the most interesting and delicious appetizers that I have found in Japanese cooking. Shishitos are a very mild…
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…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Did you hate Brussels Sprouts when you were growing up? I did. Couldn’t stand them! But now I am all grown up, I am absolutely…

Chicken Vegetable Kamameshi

Kamameshi, or kettle rice, is rice prepared in a cast iron kettle and cooked over an open flame. In restaurants it is often prepared tableside…

Nasu Dengaku

Nasu Dengaku is crispy grilled eggplant topped with a meat and miso paste known as nikumiso.  Although it is fire grilled when cooked in restaurants,…

Simmered Beef and Gobo Root

This dish can be prepared and served as a rice topper. It is made with beef or pork cooked with ginger and gobo, and then…