Category Archives: Japanese

Chinese Barbecued Pork

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese in Chinese restaurants get the red on the pork slices they serve?  I have.  Apparently char siu barbecued pork originated in Canton and contained red dye #40.  The recipe was adopted and adapted by … Continue reading

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Spicy Roasted Thai Aubergine with Udon Noodles

When we had our house in Jeffersonville, New York,  grocery shopping was about 12 miles away in Liberty, New York.  Whenever we needed supplies we would always say that we had to go to “town”.  Well, on Wednesday of last week … Continue reading

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Chicken Udon Noodle Curry

When I was first introduced to Japanese cuisine, I didn’t know that they made curries.  I thought curries were for Indians Or Thai who delight in the hot and spicy.  When I started to assemble Japanese bento lunch boxes, I began … Continue reading

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Udon Soup with Seaweed

I had some vaguely hopeful news this morning and decided to celebrate with a quick udon noodle soup.  I had some frozen noodles blocks in the freezer, scallions, seaweed salad and an udon noodle Hon Tsuyu soup base.  Perfect. Udon … Continue reading

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Tuna Helper

I remember when Hamburger Helper first hit the shelves in the supermarkets.  My mom thought it was a cool idea; easy for her and filling.  She also thought Tuna Helper was pretty good because she regularly made tuna casseroles.  After … Continue reading

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Ground Steak, Cucumber Pickle and Spinach

I bought a package of mini cucumbers the other day because they were cute and had a picture of what looks like a little Haitian boy on the cover.  Maybe he’s not Haitian, although the cucumbers came for Canada (all … Continue reading

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Spicy Aubergine with Udon Noodles

Because we like Asian spicy aubergine, I have made many variations of the recipe.  Today I used lean ground beef for the meat;  usually I use ground veal or pork but I had lean ground beef.  So that’s why 🙂 … Continue reading

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