Pork cutlets, or tonkatsu, have been a popular choice in Japan since they arrived in the late 19th century. Today they’re loved in UK, too, especially when served as katsu curry, with a big plate of Japanese curry and rice. This cheesy version is fried in rice bran oil, a super-healthy alternative to other oils that leaves food crisp, delicious and with no lingering oily taste. The lightness of rice bran oil, which contains a balance of essential fats, helps turn a fried meal into a healthy choice; it can also help to bump up levels of good cholesterol.
Japanese curry is a popular dish both at home and in casual dining establishments. Try with pork katsu for a delicious flavour combination. Beef can be substituted for chicken or pork, or removed entirely for a vegetarian version. There's lots of different ways to make curry rice, so check the curry mix pack, add you favourite vegetables, and experiment.
Few foods cannot be improved upon with a hug from a slice of bacon. This classic combination with a twist is found in bento throughout Japan, and also goes great with a glass of beer.
Ginger pork (pan-fried pork with ginger sauce)” is Japan’s national favourite home cooking dish. This recipe is slightly different from the traditional 'ginger pork' recipe. But I think I prefer this version more. Apple adds a fruity flavour to the ginger sauce and makes the pork tender.
Do you fancy trying a different flavour of roast chicken? This combination of miso and honey makes an appetizing sweet & savoury flavour.
This is a really healthy way to cook chicken, using only the fat found naturally inside the chicken thighs. Teriyaki sauce goes wonderfully well with grilled chicken that's lovely and juicy on the inside, with crispy skin on the outside. This recipe adds a new twist, combining the mildness of mayonnaise with the warm spice of freshly ground black pepper. Think of it as a grown-up way to spice up the sweetness of your everyday teriyaki chicken.