Tatsuta Fried Chicken

Most people know Tori Karaage, the fried chicken. Wakadori no Tatsuta-age is a similar version but the chicken is marinated before frying it, so it’s even tastier. Ingredients: 500gr deboned chicken thighs 1.5 tsp salt 3 tbsp sake for the breading soy sauce and potato starch.   Cut the chicken in chunks and put them…

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Dengaku Nasu – Eggplants with Miso

I recently had Dengaku Nasu at my favourite Isakaya in Tokyo, Aso (あそう) and loved it. I finally had the chance to try to cook it. I served it with Chicken Teriyaki and japanese rice. Ingredients: 2 small Eggplants 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp Mirin 2 tbsp Sake 2 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Hatcho Miso…

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Roasted Chicken and potatoes

From time to time we just buy a nice chicken and roast it. It’s so simple and you just need some patience while it’s in the oven. You can use any spices or rub at your taste. Ingredients: 1 Chicken (I really make sure it is a Swiss Chicken of good quality) Rub, in this…

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Onigiri

Onigiri are very popular in Japan and can be found in any combini shop. An onigiri is a rice ball (triangle, ball or cilinder shape) which can have different fillings. Only your fantasy is the limit. There are as well some that don’t have a filling but the rice is mixed different ingredients thinly chopped….

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Gyudon with onsen tamago- Beef Rice Bowl

If you ever visited Japan and know Yoshinoya you may have developped a taste for this dish. Is actually quite a simple one but delicious. If you have a craving and you are not in Japan, here the recipe. Ingredients for 2: 2 bowls of cooked japanese rice 2 eggs 200gr of Beef cut in…

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Prosecco Ice Cream

As my old and simple ice cream machine decided to disintegrate just before christmas, I was just on time for a wish 😉 Now I got a nice new ice cream machine. While the portions it can make are smaller, having a compressor I can do sherbets as well. As a first try, here a…

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My version of Chirashizushi

What to do with a nice piece of tuna at sashimi grade? I love rice bowl and here is a take on it Ingredients for 2 2 cups of japanese short grain rice 2.5 cups of water 400 gr of tuna at sashimi grade 2tbsp of Soya sauce 4 tbsp of Mirin 2 tbsp of Sake…

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Spaghetti ai funghi porcini

Ingredients for 2: 200gr Porcini (Boletus) mushrooms 2 garlic cloves olive oil 3 anchovies (at your choice) parsley salt pepper vegetable stock parmesan 250gr spaghetti (I only use Garofalo)   Put a salty water pan to boil for the spaghetti and cook them according instructions. In the meanwhile put some olive oil in a skillet…

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Slow cooked double entrecôte/rib eye

We usually buy meat on big pieces, age it a little more in the fridge before portioning it and freezing it. I prefer to cut my steaks in double portions (350-450 gr) each and therefore was experimenting since a while in the preparation. This is now my best result so far. Ingredients: 350-450 gr double…

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Goma Dare – Sesame Sauce

When we organise parties in autumn or winter we like to do a fusion of a Hot Pot and a Shabu Shabu. Different soup bases (Shezchuan, Tom Yum or Dashi) where you can dip a huge variety of vegetables, mushrooms, fish balls, fish cakes, tofu , sea food and Beef Slices. I usually as my…

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