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SootSprite Sun 09-Jul-17 10:12:55

Hi all,

Dd loves all things Japanese and Korean. I've mastered sushi and can knock up a fab teriyaki sauce (which I tend to use for everything) and I'm trying to extend my repertoire.

She isn't keen on spicy food, which seems to rule out a lot of Korean recipes, though I did make a mild bibimbap which she enjoyed.

I've bought the Everyday Harumi cookbook and am trying a few things from there.

I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions I could try? She'll try almost anything as long as it isn't too spicy.
Cheers 😊

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gamerpigeon Sun 09-Jul-17 10:15:14

How about chicken or pork katsu? You can have the curry sauce on the side. I know Waitrose sell the Tonka breadcrumbs you'd need.

gamerpigeon Sun 09-Jul-17 10:15:55

Also there is a great hairy bikers book which has a big Korean and Japanese section. We use it all the time

gamerpigeon Sun 09-Jul-17 10:18:12

Panko breadcrumbs, I mean! Sorry I'm sleep deprived confused

ClaudiaWankleman Sun 09-Jul-17 10:21:34

Sainsbury's sell a quite mild kimchi marinade (I know it's not Japanese but you did mention Korean!) which I use for vegetables.

SootSprite Sun 09-Jul-17 11:03:29

Thanks guys. I have done katsu and panko is one of the staples in this house 😂 I will check out the kimchi marinade though, we bought some proper kimchi on one of our numerous trips to the oriental supermarket but it was too spicy.

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Londonbum Sun 09-Jul-17 11:10:42

What about some okonomiyaki? I hope I'm spelling that right! A sort of Japanese vegetable pancake, we make these every week they are lush.

SootSprite Sun 09-Jul-17 11:47:07

Do you have a favourite recipe for okonimiyaki Londonbum?

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PumpkinSpiceEverything Sun 09-Jul-17 17:36:24

Japchae (Korean glass noodles)

DIY sushi night using Prawns/crab sticks or good quality salmon or tuna if your fishmonger has sushi grade

Soba noodles - can be dressed with sesame oil & soy sauce and served cold with thinly sliced salted cucumber, or topped with teriyaki salmon and broccoli

CheshireChat Sun 09-Jul-17 23:36:22

I like Just One Cookbook for Japanese recipes and Maangchi for Korean.

Have you tried tempura batter? You can use it on just about anything and it's delicious.

Beef gyuudon is also lovely.

OculusReparo Mon 10-Jul-17 21:54:46

What about tamagoyaki? Fairly simple and straightforward to make. I use a square griddle pan.

OculusReparo Mon 10-Jul-17 22:02:32

Oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl) and Tsukune (Japanese chicken meatballs) might also be to your DD's taste since they're not at all spicy.

CaptainWarbeck Tue 11-Jul-17 04:17:36

Also very interested in the okonomiyaki recipe london!

lizzieoak Tue 11-Jul-17 05:20:56

Koreans also eat okonimiyaki - though theirs is more meat & cabbage in my experience. My first okonimiyaki was a bit of a disaster - I learned to cook it thinner and now it's lovely.

Lightly boiled cubes of tofu then served cold w sesame dressing is nice.

Japanese omelette. Cook a very, very thin omelette with a tiny bit of sugar and shoyu. Roll like jelly roll. Slice into rings and gently fold into rice with a bit of spring onion.

Have you seen the cookbook Momofuku? I've adapted some of those recipes w great success.

Haven't rtwt but has anyone suggested Japanese curry? It can't be very mild and is very good comfort food in the winter.

Shadow666 Tue 11-Jul-17 05:34:03

Omurice is good. There are loads of different variations depending on what you like. Tempura is fun to make. Noodle soup like ramen or udon. There's a YouTube channel called Cooking with Dog which is great for Japanese recipes. She doesn't actually cook the dog, it just watches wink

OhtoblazeswithElvira Tue 11-Jul-17 05:40:59

Miso soup - with tofu, spinach etc

Ramen, adding pretty much whatever you fancy

Sushi rice balls half wrapped up with a small square of kombu and served with fish (smoked mackerel or salmon here)

Japanese omelette (we use tons of soya sauce and don't sweeten)

Getting hungry now smile

Shadow666 Tue 11-Jul-17 05:42:50

Here's the Youtube link. It's very good!

SootSprite Tue 11-Jul-17 07:31:44

Wow, thanks so much for all the ideas, I will check them all out.

I bought a fryer last weeken and tried prawn tempura on Saturday, she liked that. I made pork tsukune last night but she didn't like them. Trying chicken karaage this Saturday so fingers crossed.

I like Japanese Cooking 101, website and YouTube videos.

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piemaker Tue 11-Jul-17 23:04:47

I went to a Japanese
cooking course ages ago which was brilliant. The lady who taught it has published this book.

lots of good recipe in it.

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