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Whatevva Fri 18-Dec-15 22:37:28

Can anyone recommend a book that is good for a middle-aged person who would like to try out some proper Japanese cookery (uk-friendly, of course)

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 19-Dec-15 07:33:13

Everyday Harumi

Whatevva Sat 19-Dec-15 14:07:02

That is the one I have been eyeing up. grin

I don't want to (try to) cook restaurant stuff, just nice rice and stuff, like proper food.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 19-Dec-15 14:13:20

That's what it is, easy, everyday Japanese food, it's great.

Whatevva Sat 19-Dec-15 14:17:05

Thanks smile

cdtaylornats Sat 19-Dec-15 19:39:35

Have a look at their Japanese section has ingredients, hardware and meal kits

Pollyputhtekettleon Mon 21-Dec-15 08:53:49

The absolute best and most authentic us 'cooking with dog' on YouTube.

CheshireChat Mon 21-Dec-15 13:36:48 is great. I'll also recommend a couple of books once I manage to leave DS alone for 5 minutes.

Whatevva Mon 21-Dec-15 15:10:30

I will have a look at those and maybe manage to buy a few important ingredients in the run up to Christmas.

I am hoping to have a Japanese cooking day with my daughter smile

dynevoran Mon 21-Dec-15 15:29:43

Harumi has two great books. My sister in law is japanese and bought them for me.

CheshireChat Mon 21-Dec-15 15:37:26

Okonomiyaki and sushi are both easy to make. I used to make them as a teen.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 21-Dec-15 15:38:14

Sushi is too fiddly for me, I'm totally cackling handed, but love okonomiyaki

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 21-Dec-15 15:39:19

And if I don't stop her my teenager eats kewpie mayo with a spoon!

CheshireChat Mon 21-Dec-15 15:44:55

I think okonomiyaki is more of a pain smile. This is making me crave Japanese food now.

Whatevva Mon 21-Dec-15 16:02:58

She is a big girl now and will be teaching me grin

I like soup noodles. grin grin

and rice bowl grin

and the octopus in the balls, but I expect that will be harder to do round here.

CheshireChat Mon 21-Dec-15 16:12:37

Never tried the octopus in balls, maybe for Christmas. And I taught my mum how to cook Japanese food. I've also requested teriyaki salmon for tea and my DP is all baffled and blaming mumsnet.

Whatevva Mon 21-Dec-15 16:50:32

Takoyaki. Well worth trying if you get the chance, although DH was not impressed.

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 21-Dec-15 16:52:22

I made the takoyaki years ago, they didn't taste at all how they were supposed to but nice anyway.

CheshireChat Mon 21-Dec-15 20:22:10

That's one thing I struggle with- how do you know they taste right if you've never had them made for you IYKWIM

TheSpectreOfMorningtonCrescent Mon 21-Dec-15 20:26:23

My dis got me a book called Japanese Hotpot Cooking, it looks great, but there are some basic ingredients that I'm going to struggle to source. Beautiful book though.

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