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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Korean Food and the Kimchi Chronicles

Our family loves the spicy and rich flavors of Korean food.  When the kids come home during their school break, their restaurant of choice is the local Korean BBQ.  Apparently, in their neighborhoods, there are plenty of Japanese and Chinese eateries but not many Korean.  So, off we go and they consume an embarrassing amount of …

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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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Mu Shu Pork Homestyle Recipe

Mu Shu Pork is a Chinese vegetables and pork stir-fry that is wrapped in a Mandarin crepe with hoisin sauce. It’s what I would call a Chinese burrito.  This “home-style” version was taught to me by my Chinese girlfriend, who is a fabulous mother, professional and cook!  She simplified this tedious traditional recipe rather drastically,  …

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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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Japanese Beef Curry in a Slow Cooker

Japanese curry is different from Indian curry because it’s something I would call, semi-homemade, not made from scratch. The “curry” is packaged into cubes of curry blocks that’s just added to your pot of meat, vegetables and water; similar to an instant sauce. There are Japanese and Korean food companies that make a variety of …

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