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Category Archives: Pork

Pork Cutlet Sandwich
カツサンド

Pork Cutlet Sandwich Pork cutlet sandwich or “katsu-sando” is a popular sandwich in Japan. So when I made the cutlets last weekend, I had to make this sandwich for lunch. I hadn’t had it for a long time, probably since I left Japan. This sandwich is very tasty and satisfying. Try “tonkatsu” sauce if you […]

Panko Crusted Black Pepper Pork Cutlets
ブラックペッパーとんかつ

Panko Crusted Black Pepper Pork Cutlets Panko crusted pork cutlet is known as “ton-katsu” in Japan. In Japanese “ton” means pork and “katsu” means “cutlet”. Since “katsu” also means victory or winning in Japanese, ton-katsu is often prepared for athletes the night before their big games. I wonder if any Japanese athletes had a chance […]

Broccoli Pot Stickers
ブロッコリ餃子

Broccoli Pot Stickers I finally bought a nonstick pan. I don’t know why I waited this long! This makes a huge difference when it comes to cooking pot stickers. Even though the name suggests they are supposed to stick to the pot/pan, they really shouldn’t. Seeing your beautifully folded pot stickers start falling apart is […]

Asian Noodle Soup with Meatballs
フォー風ヌードルスープ

Asian Noodle Soup with Meatballs Last weekend I was in a mood for pho, but I didn’t want to go out to the -10F weather just to get to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. So I decided to make something similar with what I had in my kitchen. Making a spice bag was a lot of […]

Zucchini Rings with Meat Sauce
ズッキーニリングとミートソース

Zucchini Rings with Meat Sauce I have recently discovered that certain vegetables I was always cooking are as tasty as or tastier when they are raw. Zucchini is one of those vegetables. I love cutting zucchini into thin strips and eat them as spaghetti and I also take zucchini slices to work for a snack; […]

Japanese Pork Soup (Tonjiru)
たっぷり糸こんにゃく入り豚汁

Japanese Pork Soup (Tonjiru) Ton-jiru, or Japanese pork soup, is one of my favorite kinds of soup. Although as the name suggests, pork is the main ingredient and gives a great flavor, you also find lots of vegetables, particularly root vegetables, such as daikon, carrots, and gobo (burdock). I love my ton-jiru full of these […]

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