Smoked Salmon and Seaweed Rice

Smoked Salmon and Seaweed Rice

Salmon, seaweed and sesame seeds are a popular filling in onigiri (rice balls), especially those sold in conbini (Japanese convenience stores). Tim Anderson has created a one-pot recipe for a Smoked Salmon and Seaweed Rice bowl based on these same flavours. He adds his personal touch by using hot-smoked salmon (which isn’t traditional but works ... Read more »

Microwaved Mabo Aubergine

Microwaved Mabo Aubergine

Mabo Aubergine is a popular Japanese variation of the Sichuan Chinese Mapo Tofu (also known as pockmarked grandma’s beancurd). Here, aubergine takes the place of tofu – it’s soft, silky texture and ability to absorb flavours partners perfectly with punchy pork. But this clever recipe from Tim Anderson’s JapanEasy Bowls & Bento is even better, ... Read more »

Gyoza-Filling Rice Bowl

Gyoza-Filling Rice Bowl

Following on from Masahiro Kasahara’s Quick Pan-Fried Gyoza Disks, here’s another great idea for anyone yearning for the flavours of Japanese gyoza, but not wanting to spend the time shaping individual dumplings. Gyoza-Filling Rice Bowl is the first recipe we made from Tim Anderson’s JapanEasy Bowls & Bento cookbook. Find out more about the cookbook in our ... Read more »

Baked Potatoes with Butter and Salmon Roe

Baked New Potatoes with Butter and Salmon Trout Roe

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! That’s definitely the case for these baked potatoes with butter and salmon roe from Tim Anderson’s Your Home Izakaya cookbook. The butter is boosted with mirin and soy sauce, and the plump round salmon eggs are piled on top Going through an obsession with new potatoes at the time, ... Read more »

Japanese Pepper Steak with Garlic Soy Sauce Butter

Japanese Pepper Steak with Garlic Soy Sauce Butter

This delicious pepper steak dish is quick and simple enough to make on a weeknight but special enough for a weekend treat too. The garlic soy sauce butter is really delicious and there’s lovely warmth from the black pepper. The recipe is from Tim Anderson’s Your Home Izakaya, a cookbook sharing the cuisine of Japanese ... Read more »

Your Home Izakaya: Fun and Simple Recipes Inspired by the Drinking-and-Dining Dens of Japan by Tim Anderson

Your Home Izakaya by Tim Anderson

Ever since I saw Your Home Izakaya: Fun and Simple Recipes Inspired by the Drinking-and-Dining Dens of Japan by Tim Anderson listed as an upcoming Japanese cookbook from one of my favourite publishers, I’ve been hyper-excited to get a copy. When it arrived in the post I immediately binge-read it cover to cover in rapt concentration and ... Read more »

Tim Anderson’s Japaneasy

Tim Anderson's Japaneasy cookbook

Recently, I reviewed Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. Now I want to tell you about his previous title, Japaneasy. Stylistically – in voice and in approach – both cookbooks are stamped with the humour, personality, skill and enthusiasm of their author, so I’ll avoid duplicating my own equally enthusiastic approval of all four traits (warning: probably ... Read more »

Vegan Japaneasy Recipe | Chocolate Mousse with Boozy Cherries and Miso-Roasted Pecans

Chocolate Mousse with Boozy Cherries and Miso-Roasted Pecans Recipe from Vegan Japaneasy Recipe by Tim Anderson

Nicky made and recommended many recipes from Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. With kind permission from publishers Hardie Grant we are sharing three of Nicky’s favourites from the book with you. We have already shared Cauliflower Katsu Curry and Rough Night Rice. The last of the three is this decadent Chocolate Mousse with Boozy Cherries and Miso-Roasted ... Read more »