If you plan to start cooking Japanese dishes at home, you should first learn the types of recipes common in Japanese cuisine and then start preparing those recipes. A recipe in a traditional cookbook usually includes the complete set of ingredients or instructions on how to make or prepare something. The word recipe is commonly used in cooking or in technical communication (e.g., in user manuals or in databases).
A recipe usually has two or more steps or parts. The first part is what will be cooked, i.e., what are the ingredients? Then comes the second part which is related to the first one – what is the method of cooking or how the ingredients are combined? The final step is related to the ingredients and is called the cooking temperature. Let’s see some examples of some typical Japanese recipes.
Kuruma Don (Kuruma in Japanese) is a recipe for a certain type of Donuts that is baked in an oven. Kuruma literally means “dried out” in Japanese. The recipe was originally written in a Japanese cookbook as “recipe writing for donuts” and written in a Japanese manner. In modern Japanese, however, the literal meaning of the phrase is “kuruma”, which literally means “dried out”. There are various other spellings and pronunciations of this word but “kuruma” is most commonly used today.
The word “takoyaki” means “grilled fish”. Takoyaki is also the name of the technique in Japanese. It was developed in the 1970s in order to make the cooking process easier. Japanese people experienced some difficulties when it came to learn how to cook rice and so they developed the technique to make this very simple food more accessible. The dish is now being taken back to its traditional form but with a much simplified version, which is becoming increasingly popular among Japanese people.
Another one of the Japanese cooking techniques is called Udon. This is another very popular dish that is very well-known all over the world. You may have heard it referred to as “Gyoza” or “Go-zo” but the real name is much more complex. The word Go-go comes from the words Go, which means grain and which means color. This dish uses many different kinds of grains and colorings including soybeans and wheat.
The most complicated of all Japanese dishes is seafood. Although sushi is very popular around the world, the most famous dish is Ebisushi, which translates to “fish sushi”. This dish consists of a variety of seafood including octopus, squid and scallops. It is prepared using special maki-zushi, which is like a wok, a thin wooden board with a cover of fish and vegetables. This preparation method makes it difficult to duplicate since the exact ingredients and preparation methods must be carefully considered in order to make the dish taste right.