Japanese Cuisine

Learn How To Make Scrumptious Sake Kasu And Beef Pie With Green Beans

Sake kasu and beef pie.

When it comes to food recipes, I love mixing and matching ingredients from different cultures to experiment with flavours and indulge my own creativity. Many of my recipes are influenced by Japanese ingredients and one of the most recent dishes I’ve experimented with is beef and sake kasu pie with green beans.

Read on to learn how to make this crunchy and delicious pastry meal in your own kitchen.

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Japanese Cuisine

Natto Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Natto breakfast bowl recipe.

Natto. The marmite of Japanese food. Either you love it or you hate it and it’s definitely one of the most unique Japanese meals you’ll come across. This fermented soybean dish can be recognised by its slimy texture, pungent smell and cheesy qualities. It’s also recognised for its health benefits, helping to improve digestion, potentially lowering blood pressure and promoting a healthier heart.

After trying it for the first time recently, I’ve fallen into the ‘I love Natto’ camp and see it as an extremely versatile ingredient. It was one of the main attractions in my natto breakfast bowl and here is the recipe.

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Japanese Cuisine

Wafu Shochu Pasta Jumble With Tofu And Cannellini Beans

Bringing together food from different cultures can be a fun way to experiment with new dishes and develop unexpected flavour combinations. That’s why I enjoy creating wafu meals that combine European aesthetics with Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques.

Pasta is one of the easiest ingredients to mix into a wafu meal, especially when using leftovers. With that in mind, here is my wafu pasta jumble recipe that includes tofu and cannellini beans soaked in a homemade shochu roux.

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Japanese Cuisine

Nduja Udon With Bacon And Polenta Recipe

Nduja udon with bacon and polenta recipe.

Cooking fusion food is an excellent way to experiment with different flavours and influences from other cultures. And I’m back with another recipe that brings together my two favourite types of food: Japanese and Italian. I wanted to create a dish that celebrated my Calabrian heritage, while maintaining a Japanese aesthetic.

The result was a spicy bowl of udon noodles coated with Calabrian nduja sausage and mixed with bacon, polenta and a nori garnish. It’s an easy, delicious meal to make for when you want a quick lunch or dinner. Continue reading “Nduja Udon With Bacon And Polenta Recipe”

Japanese Cuisine

Wafu Shiitake Mushroom Fusilli With Tomato And Nihonshu Sauce Recipe

Wafu food is the meeting of Japanese ingredients and western cooking and pasta is a wonderful arena for wafu experimentation. My latest recipe is scrumptious fusilli pasta that features savoury shiitake mushrooms slathered in homemade tomato sauce infused with sake. Continue reading “Wafu Shiitake Mushroom Fusilli With Tomato And Nihonshu Sauce Recipe”

Japanese Cuisine

Savoury Umami Porridge With Fried Egg Recipe (Perfect For Winter!)

When it comes to breakfast, porridge is a staple meal. But it can often be unexciting if you’re just eating it with milk or water every day. Mixing different ingredients with oats can make for a much more interesting breakfast and sweet toppings are a popular choice. But have you ever considered savoury porridge? It’s a revelation for me!  

A savoury porridge I love eating relies on two classic Japanese ingredients: soy sauce and butter. Top it off with a fried egg and you’ve got a wholesome, filling breakfast that’s packed full of umami. And best of all, it’s easy to make. Continue reading “Savoury Umami Porridge With Fried Egg Recipe (Perfect For Winter!)”

Japanese Cuisine

Wafu Adzuki Spaghetti With Homemade Sake Sauce Recipe

Japanese cooking is defined by precise techniques and an attention to detail with varied ingredients. The versatile nature of Japanese food means there is plenty of opportunity for experimentation and fusion. This has led to the birth of a cooking discipline called wafu, which means ‘Japanese style.’

At its core, wafu is about bringing western food and Japanese preparation techniques together for fusion meals such as wafu pasta. I decided to combine the heartiness of Italian cooking with the elegance of Japanese ingredients by making healthy wafu pasta in a sweet tomato sake sauce served with adzuki beans and roasted nori (seaweed). Continue reading “Wafu Adzuki Spaghetti With Homemade Sake Sauce Recipe”