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If you are looking for fun, simple and quick yet delicious Japanese dishes that you can actually make on a regular basis – the search stops here.
This is an introduction to the world of Japanese cooking via some of its most accessible (but authentic) dishes. The recipes here do not ‘cheat’ in any way; there are no inadequate substitutions for obscure ingredients: this is the real deal. Tim starts with some basic sauces and marinades that any will easily 'Japanify' any meal, then moves onto favourites such as gyoza, sushi, yakitori, ramen and tempura, and introduces readers to new dishes they will love. Try your hand at a range of croquettas, sukiyaki and a Japanese 'carbonara' that will change your life. Recipes are clearly explained and rated according to difficulty, making them easy to follow and even easier to get right.
Published in 2017
About the Author
Tim Anderson is a chef, writer, restaurateur, and MasterChef champion. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tim has been studying Japanese food culture for more than two decades, first as a hobby, then as a profession. He majored in Japanese Studies at university, where he was awarded a grant to conduct independent research on local food museums in Japan. Subsequently, he lived in Fukuoka prefecture for two years to further develop his knowledge of Japanese food, and then moved to London, where he won MasterChef in 2011. He has since opened the Japanese ‘ramen izakaya’ restaurant Nanban, which inspired a book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food. He is also the author of JapanEasy, VeganJapanEasy and Tokyo Stories, for which Tim won the John Avery prize at the Andre Simon Awards.