japanese

Karē raisu

Karē raisu

Karē raisu is japanese curry rice; one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Japanese curry is made out of a special roux which comprises of curry powder, flour or starch, apple, honey, oil and other aromatics. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. For the meat, beef, pork, and chicken are the most popular.
Miso shiru

Miso shiru

Miso shiru is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" into which softened miso paste is mixed. Many ingredients are added depending on regional and seasonal recipes, and personal preference. The most common dashi soup stocks for miso soup are made of niboshi (dried baby sardines), kombu (dried kelp), katsuobushi (thin shavings of dried and smoked bonito, aka skipjack tuna), or hoshi-shiitake (dried shiitake). The kombu can also be used in combination with katsuobushi or hoshi-shiitake. The kelp and/or shiitake dashi serve as a vegetarian soup stock.
Tori no kara-age

Tori no kara-age

Tori no kara-age is Japanese fried chicken. After being marinated in soy sauce, ginger and garlic, the nuggets of chicken are dredged in potato starch and deep fried until crisp. The potato starch creates a golden shell around the karaage with a lasting crispness which makes it perfect for packing into a bento lunch.