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Japanese style paella

Japanese style paella

European foods are popular in Japan.  I think Italian is most popular because there are many casual Italian restaurants, therefore we are familiar with it very well.  We cook Italian such as pasta foods at home and also sometimes arrange it as Japanese style.  Of course, there are some very expensive (high class) Italian restaurants.  […]


Fried Pork Rice Bowl (Katsudon)

Katsudon is one of popular don (rice bowl) foods.  The cooking method is almost same with Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl), but main ingredient is “Tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) ” instead of chicken. Who developed this food is not clear, there are some stories.  But it seems to be eaten since 1921, because one […]


Sea bream (snapper) rice (Taimeshi)

Sea bream or snapper is called “Tai” in Japanese.  As I mentioned in earlier article, sea bream is often served at the celebration day.  Taimeshi is a typical menu for celebration.  It looks luxury and it is luxury in fact because it cooks a whole sea bream.  It is a kind of “Takikomi-gohan” which is […]

Japanese food

Chicken Egg Rice Bowl (Oyako-Don)

Oyako – Don is one of the most popular “Don” repertoire. “Oyako” means parent and child in Japanese.  So this menu is named after combination of chicken and egg.  According to Don recipe theory, it places stuff on top of rice. Ingredients Chicken  (about 30g, but up to you) Onion  (about 25g, but up to […]

Japanese food

Grilled Pork Rice Bowl (Buta-Don)

I had a “Buta-Don” for lunch. “Buta” means pork and “Don” means bowl.  “Don” foods are very popular in Japan and there are many types.  It places cooked meat or fish such as beef, chicken, tempra, sashimi fish etc. on top of rice in bowl. Buta-don seems to be originated in Hokkaido area (northern part […]