Japanese Cooking Made Simple: A Japanese Cookbook with Authentic Recipes for Ramen, Bento, Sushi & More [NOOK Book]

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Cooking a wide variety of Japanese meals doesn’t have to require a lot of effort, multiple cookbooks, and guesswork. Here’s the key to making delicious Japanese food at home tonight.

People love Japanese cuisine, but very few prepare it themselves. Japanese Cooking Made Simple provides the basic techniques and recipes that unlock your ability to prepare delicious, authentic ...
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Japanese Cooking Made Simple: A Japanese Cookbook with Authentic Recipes for Ramen, Bento, Sushi & More

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Overview

Cooking a wide variety of Japanese meals doesn’t have to require a lot of effort, multiple cookbooks, and guesswork. Here’s the key to making delicious Japanese food at home tonight.

People love Japanese cuisine, but very few prepare it themselves. Japanese Cooking Made Simple provides the basic techniques and recipes that unlock your ability to prepare delicious, authentic Japanese meals to enjoy with friends and family at home – without requiring significant investments in time and money to do so.

Japanese Cooking Made Simple contains more than 100 easy-to-follow authentic Japanese recipes with ingredients you can find in your local grocery store. Sushi and bento boxes will become part of your weeknight meals, as will Ramen with Braised Pork Belly, Tempura Soba, Fried Tofu in Broth, California Rolls, Pan-Broiled Salmon with Scallions, Chicken Yakitori, and Green Tea Ice Cream. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations will have you preparing sushi, including norimaki and temaki, with ease. Color photos help you put a beautiful Japanese dish on the plate.

In Japanese Cooking Made Simple, Salinas Press has once again created a cookbook that provides home chefs not only with a wide variety of delicious recipes to choose from, but also the simple tools to make it easy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149749133
  • Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/18/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 282
  • Sales rank: 354,826
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    A cookbook of Japanese cuisine with ramen, bento, and sushi is e

    A cookbook of Japanese cuisine with ramen, bento, and sushi is easily delighted at your table with decadent ingredients fermented with light to natural, sweet to tangy flavors in less than 60 minutes.  Ingenious repast of hot pots, soups, fish, poultry, noodles and garnishes give limitless contemporary meals offered by proficient chefs of archaic to inventive culinary arts.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    This book is directed towards Americans who are beginners to Jap

    This book is directed towards Americans who are beginners to Japanese cooking. The recipe steps are clear and concise, making this cookbook useful for these beginners. The first chapter is entirely devoted to Japanese cooking basics, which lays a good foundation for the recipes in the next ten chapters. The lack of pictures limits the usefulness as you may have to use the internet to find what the dishes look like.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    This book is wonderful. It encompasses sushi, bento, hot pots, t

    This book is wonderful. It encompasses sushi, bento, hot pots, tofu, sweets, and more!
    Relatively easy recipes become rich experiences with the information provided in this book.
    Plan in advance and be aware foods only last about a day if stored.
    I wish there were more pictures. A very nice book for it's purpose!
    This book was gifted to me for review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    What a great book! I love the design of it, the cover and feel,

    What a great book! I love the design of it, the cover and feel, the amazing full paged photographs. The simple and detailed pictures give you a sample of how the end product should be, no wonder I wanted to try so many of the recipes! I created the fried-rice omelet and added chicken, a simple meal that you can whip up in a jiffy! I also tried the pan-broiled salmon with scallions, overall I liked the flavor but I didn't like the peanut oil...but that's my preference. Great book to try your hand at Japanese cooking, it's just as the title reads! Try it out, you won't regret it!

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    I gave this book Japanese Cooking Made Simple to my daughter for

    I gave this book Japanese Cooking Made Simple to my daughter for her birthday present. She loves Japanese foods and the culture so this was perfect. She’s not big on cooking at all. However, she loves the easy instructions and fact that it isn’t a lot of crazy utensils needed or hard to find ingredients to make the dishes. I think this book will change her mind on cooking now. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    I am an ardent foodie and love to try different cuisines all the

    I am an ardent foodie and love to try different cuisines all the time! I always thought Japanese cooking is really hard and hence whenever we had a craving for Japanese food, we just went out to a restaurant or ordered food in. I got this book as a gift from a friend
    recently and totally loved it! The book starts in great detail about terminologies of Japanese food and even touches upon fine nuances like tools and tableware appropriate for this cuisine. It delves deeper into various unique combinations of proteins and sauces, serving up some really exotic recipes. For all those who thought Japanese food is all about sushi, this one is an eye-opener. There are so many different types of rice, noodles, and so many ways of cooking them.
    I even tried a few recipes like Shrimp Tempura and Tofu with Mushroom sauce and both turned out great! Chicken Yakitori and Steamed Green Tea cakes are next on my list. I totally adore the way in which each step in the recipe has been detailed making it so much easier and simpler for beginners like me! Happy Cooking!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    This is a great approach on how to cultivate and craft authentic

    This is a great approach on how to cultivate and craft authentic Japanese cuisine.  Value the process is a definitive
    ongoing theme, which transitions to the final outcome.  It’s indeed a savor to the senses to wander through the maze
    of Japanese culture while integrating solid culinary rituals into one’s dietary lifestyle.  This nutrition nerd adored the
    numerous opportunities to manipulate and redefine this ancient art form both, enhancing to the mind and the palette. 


    Trish Wootten, CHHC, AADP
    DC Nutrition Examiner

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

    I was so excited to find this book! After living in Japan, I've

    I was so excited to find this book! After living in Japan, I've realized how difficult it is to find authentic dishes here in the US. This book delivers a nice blend between these traditional meals and Western-inspired dishes. I wish more pictures were included, but otherwise I am very happy with the purchase. 

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    As Simple As It Will Get While the recipes within Japanese Cook

    As Simple As It Will Get

    While the recipes within Japanese Cooking Made Simple are uncomplicated, there is a certain amount of mental commitment required to cook Japanese. The book does a good job of making this process manageable, and highlights the flavors, elegance and health benefits of Japanese cuisine. However, more visuals would have improved the book.

    Disclosure: I received a hardcover copy of this book at no charge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    If you enjoy Japanese restaurants and want to try cooking your o

    If you enjoy Japanese restaurants and want to try cooking your own Japanese food, this book is for you. I was a beginner to Japanese cooking when I picked up this book, and the recipes are easy and simple to follow. It also gives the reader a lot of useful and helpful information on Japanese food in general at the beginning. I would definitely recommend this book! 

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    This cookbook over Japanese cuisine is excellent for a beginner

    This cookbook over Japanese cuisine is excellent for a beginner to this time of cooking. It covers a wide variety of dishes that can be cooked with relative ease. I found most of the dishes to be good and open for interpretation for me to add a little extra to spice it up. My only critique is that there are not enough dishes in each category, mainly sushi. Other than this I think this is a perfectly good book for anyone wanting to try their hand at Japanese cooking.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    The Title's Promise Delivered A lovely book. In these days of d

    The Title's Promise Delivered

    A lovely book. In these days of digital books, it's a treat to read and relish a beautifully published large format
    hard cover book, with nice full color illustrations. It does deliver on the title's promise too. Learning the cuisine
    of a foreign country requires learning a whole new vocabulary. Not just words, but in a cookbook like this, it's a
    vocabulary of new sauces, soups and stews. This compilation cookbook accomplishes this task. It is well
    organized into twelve chapters that cover all the basics of cooking Japanese. It has both a recipe index and a
    regular index which is helpful too. The recipes are clearly laid out, one to a page, with prep time and cooking
    time noted, in addition to how much the recipe will make. Simplicity is the keynote of the preparations. There
    is an emphasis on freshness. I liked this cookbook.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    This book was actually pretty easy to understand. I am not a gre

    This book was actually pretty easy to understand. I am not a great cook and came across this book looking to expand my dinner pallet. I was surprised that I could find most of the ingredients at my local supermarket, there were a couple of items in the book that I'm not so sure I will ever want to try but I have enjoyed the meals I have made so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Japanese Cooking Made Simple worked well for me in the kitchen.

    Japanese Cooking Made Simple worked well for me in the kitchen. I love Japanese food but have little experience cooking it. I have read dozens of cookbooks and it is difficult to find books that make complex meals seem easy. My favorite recipe was for the Spicy Scallop Temaki, but I also enjoyed the Shrimp and Kiwifruit Nigiri. Both took me about 20 minutes to prepare, but they tasted amazing. The book went through and taught me the basics, like how to make Japanese Mayonnaise and Sushi Rice. I also learned a lot about how to buy seafood and how to look for the sustainability logo. I think my cooking has improved quite a bit since I started reading this simple cookbook. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to make tasty Japanese food in their own kitchen.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    I am relatively new to the world of Japanese food and cooking. T

    I am relatively new to the world of Japanese food and cooking. This book makes the recipes seem easy and something that I could do, or even master. Everything in this cookbook sounds so delicious, I can't wait to try some of the recipes out. I even liked the bit of history they give you behind the dishes. I only wish there were more pictures of the foods, since I am a novice and have never heard of a few of the dishes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    I am new to Japanese cooking both in home and out in the world.

    I am new to Japanese cooking both in home and out in the world. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants but not one Japanese restaurant in my neighborhood. We love cooking new things and when we got this cookbook we were anxious to start cooking. We tried the Miso-Marinated Steak, and wow was it good! Can’t wait to try another.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    It was so easy, I thought this couldn¿t be Japanese food but I w

    It was so easy, I thought this couldn’t be Japanese food but I was wrong, very clear guide to Japanese cooking and I learned
    some Japanese too, really awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    This lovely hardback book arrived in my mailbox and I couldn¿t b

    This lovely hardback book arrived in my mailbox and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Does exactly what the title says and provides an easy introduction to Japanese cuisine.  Good explanation of kitchen tools and flavorings and nice section n Bento boxes.  Recipes are by food category and are easy and delicious and cover all the basics. Recommend highly for those wanting to try Japanese at home.  

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    Easy to read and well-organized I appreciated the organized and

    Easy to read and well-organized
    I appreciated the organized and clean lay out of Japanese Cooking Made
    Simple.  It includes good illustrations on how to make various types of sushi.  
    The book also discusses the culture associated with Japanese cooking and
    comments on food preparation practices and necessary tools.  All this book
    is missing is additional illustrations for the other types of dishes.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    This book removes a lot of the mystery behind Japanese cooking.

    This book removes a lot of the mystery behind Japanese cooking. It seamlessly incorporates cultural and historical significance into the recipes and meal descriptions. Bento boxes are like edible presents--fun to receive and create for family and friends! This was an excellent purchase!

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