Japanese Style Sandwiches

Japanese sandwiches are typically made with thinly sliced white bread.  Japanese style white bread is a little different from American white bread.  With a hint of butter and a slight sweetness, Japanese white bread is fluffy and elastic with a chewy texture. Also because the sandwich was an imported concept, they have no preconceived ideas on what a sandwich filling should …

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Tricolor Vegetarian Salad with Yuzu Recipe: Daikon, Cucumber & Carrots

This simple, refreshing vegetarian salad with a soy sauce based dressing has a wonderful crunch from the Japanese daikon or radish.   This can also be substituted with Korean radish. Just use whatever looks the most fresh.   On the day I was shopping at my local Asian supermarket,  the Korean radish was hard and fresh, while the Japanese daikon was soft and limp.  …

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe: Only Four Ingredients

In the U.S., nowadays you can find a fast food teriyaki chicken stand in most towns.  Teriyaki has become so common that they even sell the sauce at Costco.  On the supermarket shelves, there are a variety of teriyaki sauces that make our lives easier for their convenience and good taste.   But, because I …

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Japanese Mixed Rice – Takikomi Gohan

The Japanese have a variety of mixed rice recipes. Some are called maze gohan and some are called takikomi gohan.  So, I asked my teacher, “what’s the difference?”  Maze gohan is when the rice is already cooked and you add ingredients to it, while takikomi gohan is when the ingredients are cooked with the rice …

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Fumiko’s Single Serving Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

As with any classic recipe there are many different versions of the same dish.  Here on Asian Lifestyle Design, I previously posted my recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Wings!  Please check this one out too, the difference is in the garlic. This teriyaki recipe was given to me by Fumiko and she broke it down so …

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The Asian Green Vegetable to Help Your Eyesight

Last week during qi gong class, Dr. Wang, an acupuncturist and herbalist, gave a discussion on eyes. Over the last five years or so, there has been a noticeable deterioration of my eyesight. This is probably due to age, as well as the more frequent use of staring at a monitor.  Our lifestyles today have …

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Home Style Stewed Shoyu Pork with Boiled Eggs

Sometimes we need comfort food. For me, this is so simple yet satisfying to eat over a bowl of rice.  Stewed pork in shoyu can be considered either Japanese or Chinese, but who cares if it just tastes good!  Right?  The ingredients are easy to get anywhere because there is nothing fancy in it.  If …

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