Cook Japanese at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Cooking

Cook Japanese at Home: From Soba and Ramen to Teriyaki and Hot Pots, 200 Everyday Recipes Using Simple Techniques by Kimiko Barber is published by Kyle Books.

Sushi, ramen, teriyaki, sake, matcha green tea–Japanese cuisine is more popular than ever in the U.S. If you are a frequent diner at Japanese restaurants, it’s a good time to try cooking this cuisine at home. With over 200 recipes, both authentic and creative, Cook Japanese at Home by Kimiko Barber is the perfect guidebook for those who love Japanese food. Ms. Barber is a Japanese cooking teacher and cookbook author who has resided in England for decades, and she now invites American readers to the realm of healthy, fun Japanese comfort food.

The cookbook consists of six sections that are divided by style of dishes (Appetizer; Soups, sashimi, and salads; Bowl Food; Main Courses; Side Dishes; and Desserts), as well as a section that shares the basic ingredients and equipment used in Japanese cooking. It also provides step-by-step instructions of how to make the dashi broth that is essential to Japanese cuisine. Dishes like Agedashi Dofu (Deep-fried Tofu in Broth) and Gyoza (Pork Dumplings) are izakaya staples, while Ishikari-Nabe (Salmon and Miso Hot Pot) and Temari-Zushi (Handball-Sushi) are perfect for entertaining at home. Ms. Barber also introduces original fusion dishes like Japanese-Style Beef Bourguignon and Tuna Cubes with Wasabi Avocado Dressing. Beautiful images photographed by Emma Lee are also enticing. With this comprehensive and hands-on cookbook you can easily make a full meal, throw a sushi party, and enjoy izakaya dining at home.

Udon Noodles is a traditional Japanese comfort food, which has been popular long before ramen emerged.

Brighten up your table with unique East-Meets-West dishes like Japanese-Style Shrimp Cocktail and Tuna Cubes with Wasabi Avocado Dressing.

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