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JAPANESE COOKING RECIPES

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I live in two different cities and well, continents, due to family/hubby's work for the government, so I had read and reviewed this book for the North American crowd, so am sharing with the U.K. crowd as I have cooked my way from cover to cover in this cookbook! (Funnily enough, I live in London, ON Canada and London, UK!)

...so here is an updated review.

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

This useful cooking guide introduces basic Japanese recipes that you may want to try cooking. Each recipe is accompanied by more than 20 step-by-step photos and useful tips.

With this book in hand, even absolute cooking beginners cannot go wrong by easily comparing your cooking process with sample pictures. As a professional cooking instructor, the author offers knowledge in exhaustive detail so that anyone with advanced cooking skills is able to refer to the instructions.

This is also likely to attract international readers as it introduces many Japanese traditional dishes such as "nigirizushi," "yakitori," "sukiyaki," and "chawanmushi."

When I saw this book I realized that it is the book my sister in Japan had on her shelf and that I had zipped through it last summer. I asked her opinion on it as her copy was in Japanese. There are a lot of instructions and photos to help you make these dishes - they are all yummy looking (and I ate a lot of them in Japan as she is an expert cook) and now I can make it for me as this book is in English!

I have saved thousands, and I mean thousands of dollars/pounds on take-out during this #selfisolatioon #COVID19 #pandemic using this book by making my own food - the recipes are simple and yummy-looking and I don't think that they are hard to make for anyone who can stir a pot or use a knife. A great book to save money as a result of buying!

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube  Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍣🍜🍱🍚🗾

or --- google translate:


私は2つの異なる都市と大陸に住んでいます。これは、家族や夫の政府への働きかけのために、この本を読んでレビューし、北米の観衆を対象にしていたので、カバーから自分の道を調理したので、英国の観衆と共有しています。このクックブックでカバーする! (おかしなことに、私はカナダのロンドンに住んでいて、イギリスのロンドンに住んでいます!)

...だからここに更新されたレビューがあります。

私は、正直なレビューと引き換えに、出版社であり著者である#NetGalleyに、この本の一時的なデジタルAdvance Reader Copyを要求して受け取りました。

出版社からは、レビューで本の内容やストーリーを繰り返さないので、自分より上手くやらせてもらいます😸。

この便利な料理ガイドでは、料理を試してみたいと思う日本の基本的なレシピを紹介しています。各レシピには、20枚以上の詳細な写真と役立つヒントが付いています。

この本があれば、絶対的な調理初心者でも簡単に調理プロセスとサンプル写真を比較することができます。プロの料理インストラクターとして、著者は高度な調理スキルを持つ誰もが指示を参照できるように徹底的な詳細で知識を提供します。

「にぎりずし」「焼き鳥」「すき焼き」「茶わんむし」など、日本の伝統料理も数多く紹介されているので、海外の読者も多いだろう。

この本を見たとき、日本の姉の棚に置いていた本であり、昨年の夏に本をめくっていました。彼女のコピーが日本語であったので、私はそれについて彼女に意見を尋ねました。これらの料理を作るのに役立つ多くの指示と写真があります-それらはすべて美味しそうです(そして私は彼女が専門の料理人なので日本でたくさん食べました)そして今、私はこの本が入っているので私のためにそれを作ることができます英語!

私は何千も節約しました。つまり、この#selfisolatioon#COVID19#パンデミックで自分の食べ物を作ることでこの本を使用する際のテイクアウトで数千ドル/ポンドを意味します-レシピはシンプルで美味しそうで、私はそれらを考えていません鍋をかき混ぜたり、ナイフを使用することができる人のために作るのは難しいです。購入の結果としてお金を節約するための素晴らしい本!

いつものように、私は絵文字が好きなので星で評価しない理由を見つけようとします(Instagramの「🙏-edSocial Influencer Millennials /#BachelorNation survivors / Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires / etc。ツイッター...本当の仕事を手に入れよう、人々!)それでそれを与えましょう🍣🍜🍱🍚🗾
Watashi wa 2tsu no kotonaru toshi to tairiku ni sunde imasu. Kore wa, kazoku ya otto no seifu e no hatarakikake no tame ni, kono-pon o yonde rebyū shi, Hokubei no kanshū o taishō ni shite itanode, kabā kara jibun no michi o chōri shitanode, Igirisu no kanshū to kyōyū shite imasu. Kono kukkubukku de kabā suru! (Okashina koto ni, watashi wa Kanada no Rondon ni sunde ite, Igirisu no Rondon ni sunde imasu! )... Dakara koko ni kōshin sa reta rebyū ga arimasu. Watashi wa, shōjikina rebyū to hikikae ni, shubbanshadeari choshadearu# NetGalley ni, kono Moto no ichiji-tekina dejitaru adobansu rīda Copy o yōkyū shite uketorimashita. Shubbansha kara wa, rebyū de hon no naiyō ya sutōrī o kurikaesanainode, jibun yori umaku yara sete moraimasu 😸. Kono benrina ryōri gaidode wa, ryōri o tameshite mitai to omou Nihon no kihon-tekina reshipi o shōkai shite imasu. Kaku reshipi ni wa, 20-mai ijō no shōsaina shashin to yakudatsu hinto ga tsuite imasu. Kono Moto ga areba, zettai-tekina chōri shoshinsha demo kantan ni chōri purosesu to sanpuru shashin o hikaku suru koto ga dekimasu. Puro no ryōri insutorakutā to shite, chosha wa kōdona chōri sukiru o motsu daremoga shiji o sanshō dekiru yō ni tetteitekina shōsaide chishiki o teikyō shimasu. `Nigiri-zushi'`yakitori'`sukiyaki'`chawan mushi' nado, Nihon no dentō ryōri mo kazuōku shōkai sa rete irunode, kaigai no dokusha mo ōidarou. Ko no hon o mita toki, Nihon no ane no tana ni oite ita hondeari, sakunen no natsu ni hon o mekutte imashita. Kanojo no kopī ga nihongodeattanode, watashi wa sore ni tsuite kanojo ni iken o tazunemashita. Korera no ryōri o tsukuru no ni yakudatsu ōku no shiji to shashin ga arimasu - sorera wa subete oishi-sōdesu (soshite watashi wa kanojo ga senmon no ryōri hitonanode Nihon de takusan tabemashita) soshite ima, watashi wa kono Moto ga haitte irunode watashi no tame ni sore o tsukuru koto ga dekimasu eigo! Watashi wa nan sen mo setsuyaku shimashita. Tsumari, kono# selfisolatioon# COVID 19# pandemikku de jibun no tabemono o tsukuru koto de kono-pon o shiyō suru sai no teikuauto de sū sen-doru/ pondo o imi shimasu - reshipi wa shinpurude oishi-sōde, watashi wa sorera o kangaete imasen nabe o kakimaze tari, naifu o shiyō suru koto ga dekiru hito no tame ni tsukuru no wa muzukashīdesu. Kōnyū no kekka to shite okane o setsuyaku suru tame no subarashī hon! Itsumo no yō ni, watashi wa emoji ga sukinanode hoshi de hyōka shinai riyū o mitsukeyou to shimasu (Instagram no `🙏 - edSocial Influencer Millennials/# BachelorNation survivors/ Tik - Tok ando yūchūbu Millionaires/ etc. Tsuittā... Hontō no shigoto o te ni ireyou, hitobito! ) Sorede sore o ataemashou 🍣🍜🍱🍚🗾
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I have been playing with Japanese cuisine for quite some time now.  I usually find ingredients and then blunder my way in finding uses for it.  There are so many techniques and ingredients that are uniquely Japanese.  I wish I had this book earlier.  Japanese cooking Recipes is an amazing guide for anyone looking to know the details.  And let me tell you Japanese cooking focuses on details.    

This is a clear, and concise cookbook.  There are full color illustrations and pictures of all the steps for each recipe.  Ingredients are listed with definitions. For example, there is a section that lists different miso’s and pictures of what they look like or all the different vinegar's and soy sauce differences.  

Also, I appreciated the way the cook book was divided.  More traditional recipes are in the front and are separated by western and Chinese influences.  

I made two dishes out of here so far.  The cod and The gyoza.  Both were great. My kids made the gyoza with me. It took all day to make, but they enjoyed rolling out the dough and putting the filling in.  We then put a skillet (hot pot) in the middle of the table and let the kids cook their own gyoza. They fought over the last one.
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This book gives you a complete bible of Japanese cooking.  It covers everything from selecting the proper utensils to how to select the right pan/wok.  The recipes were inviting and the photography was beautiful. The knife work section was extensive as well.  If you really want a superior guide to Japanese cooking...buy this book!
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This is an easy to follow guide for making delicious Japanese cuisine.  The directions and photos are extremely helpful.  We have enjoyed the recipes we've tried and look forward to more delicious meals!
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Excellent foundation for Japanese home cooking- anyone who loves Japanese cuisine will appreciate it. At first, it was hard for me to adjust visually to both the Japanese and English text written side by side. But the author notes that this style is for Japanese people who also want to learn English in a fun way. I thought this detail was unique and feels like a beautiful way to connect different cultures around food in both a linguistic and culinary way. I learned a lot reading this cookbook, and it definitely inspired me to learn more about the Japanese language (and food!!)
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Wouldn’t let me see this book so I can’t really review it thoroughly:( The pdf wasn’t working for me.
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This seems like a great introduction to Japanese food. The recipes aren't super complex while still being authentic. I loved how there are a lot of pictures for every step of each recipe. Not only can you see what your food should look like in the end, but also what it should look like at each step. The instructions are very minimal and so it might help if it were a bit more detailed, but it also makes the recipes much more approachable. Japanese food seems intimidating because you mainly think sushi and your mind immediately goes to "I can't do that", but this book showcases a variety of Japanese cuisine that's very do-able and each recipe looks delicious.
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Synopsis: A perfect cookbook inclusive of every little detail needed for cooking Japanese food in Japanese style. This cookbook is so well curated that amateurs can not only just try the recipes but they can actually learn so many various techniques of Japanese cooking. It is so meticulously written k with details about:

What cooking utensils to use?
What knives are to be used for what purpose?
How to chop vegetables and fruits?
How to fillet fish?
Measuring spoons and techniques for cooking? And so much more

The book is written in bilingual language English & Japanese which is so impressive and easy for users to understand. The recipes have pictures for each and every step mentioned for cooking and otherwise. This book is so incredible that I secretly repent being Vegetarian (lol). 

Thank you #netgalley for the advance copy of this amazing cookbook in return for an honest review.
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Japanese Cooking Recipes is a comprehensive technique/tutorial/recipe guide for Japanese cuisine. Released 1st June 2018 by Shinsei publishing, it's 256 pages and available in paperback format. I couldn't find ebook format information online, but I strongly recommend against puchasing the electronic format (if available), since this is an extremely graphics heavy book, literally every page has photos, and it's printed in bilingual Japanese/English which makes small format graphics a chore to read.

The book is arranged thematically with recipes arranged by category. The introductory chapters include everything from food prep, ingredients, to tools and cooking utensils. This is the best tutorial I've ever seen on knifework, showing vegetable and meat prep work such as matchstick, rosettes, dices, and others for several different vegetables. Photos are clear and easy to follow (even being unable to access the text portions, the photos are super clean and easy to understand).

The author continues with a meticulous and detailed chapter on ingredients followed by general cooking methods. Seasonal varieties and quality of ingredients is a common thread throughout. There's even a tutorial subchapter on tea and using chopsticks.

The recipes themselves have multiple tutorial photos and serving photos. I didn't count the individual recipes, but there are a large number. Special tips and advice for avoiding problems are highlighted in sidebars.

Many of the ingredients may prove challenging to source outside of a specialist grocery. Seasonal proteins and fruits may also prove difficult to find outside of Asia.

This is a beautifully written and encyclopedic text on Japanese cuisine. I am tempted to buy the print version myself (the ebook version isn't feasible for practical use).  Five stars (two stars for the .pdf version which is missing vast amounts of text and ingredients sidebars).

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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Hi, 
I have tried repeatedly to download this book, but I am not able to see a full version of this book, so I am unable to review it.
Sorry
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This is a beautiful, very comprehensive Japanese cookbook, with lots of photographs to help you follow along with the steps.  It covers just about everything, including sections on serving dishes and utensils, measurement conversions, preparation of vegetables and fish, etc.  The instructions are easy to follow, and although the author says she wrote it for the Japanese who want to learn English, it obviously is nice for those studying Japanese as well.  **The translation is pretty good but is missing some nuance (e.g., p. 91 cooking tip #2 -- "Put fish in boiled sauce" would probably be written something more like "Make sure sauce is boiling before adding fish").

Most of the dishes represented are those that are popular with Westerners such as sushi, tempura, curry, teriyaki, dumplings, and miso soup.  There are a lot of vegetable and fish recipes, although some of the fish may be difficult to obtain in a regular supermarket and may not appeal to some people (e.g., grilled mackerel pike belly, where the instructions refer to "guts"--again, maybe the translation could have been better).  

I think this is an excellent cookbook for someone wanting to learn to make Japanese food.  I would purchase this for my children when they go off on their own.  I did not try out any of the recipes before writing this review.  

**I was not able to look through the copy of this book as thoroughly as I would have liked, as the format was hard to access and manipulate on my computer.  The Adobe Digital Editor app did not have arrows to allow me to "turn the pages" one at a time.  The scrolling was not smooth, so the screen would skip several pages at the slightest touch of the mouse.  I wish the experience had not been so frustrating.
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Japanese Cooking Recipes is an excellent primer on some seriously yummy looking dishes.

Personally, I am a huge fan of Eastern style/Asian dishes and am always looking for more recipes and cooking "secrets" (aka methods) for more authentic tasting dishes.

The book provides numbered step by step instructions with photos, text in both Japanese and English, and a variety of cooking basics and menu options including main dishes, Western and Chinese dishes, side dishes, and rice, soup & pickles. Some recipes require authentic Japanese/Asian ingredients, but usually, there are some Asain markets tucked into even very small towns and/or even the internet can help with acquiring some if not at your local grocery store. You'd really be surprised at some of the things you can find. A bag of wakame seaweed (for rice and stock flavoring) and bonito flakes (again, used for flavoring) will last forever in your pantry.

I am so ready to try some of these recipes.

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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This is a great introductions to Japanese cooking. It includes beginner recipes for those who have no idea what to cook or where to start all the way to those who are experienced but want to expand their knowledge further.  As a chef myself I will return back to this book over and over again, till I buy a copy for myself.
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This is the type of cookbook you pick up if you have a die-hard passion for Japanese cooking and want to understand not only basic recipes, but also some of the culture and tradition around Japanese food. While this wouldn’t be my go-to cookbook, it is a really good reference book.

This review is based on NetGalley ARC provided in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.
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This book is overwhelming. The quantity of text/images on each page is difficult to read on a device.

The introduction says it includes basic Japanese "doable" recipes. No chance without a lot of specialist ingredients.

The recipes sound authentic but I don't have access to enough ingredients to make any. People with access to the right ingredients, will get a very detailed step by step guide with photos - so looks like they would be successful.
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Lots of Japanese recipes with step by step pictures! Every recipe is provided with the step by step which is really handy when cooking something new.  Lots of recipes to pick from, this is a must have for the beginner Japanese Cook!!
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I really loved this cooking book!  I am a very visual person so the easy step by step pictures were so helpful.  The simplicity in Japanese cooking adds to the beauty of it. 

I  can't wait to make these recipes post covid when I can get to an Asian grocery store.
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I love it.
It's easy to follow the recipes thanks to the sample pictures.that show the whole cooking process.
I also like the fact that it's written both Japanese and English so if someone is learning Japanese can follow the both languages
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It could have been an excellent book...BUT
Photos not showing well,comments non visible,etc,etc
I presume this happens only in the digital edition and not on the print version,and that is why I give it 3 stars.
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A very detailed step-by-step introduction to all the basics of Japanese cooking. It is entirely done in English and Japanese. As I read a digital copy, the pictures and text were a bit too small to read, but I assume the paper version would be much better. This would definitely be worth it for anybody who wantsto dive in deep into Japanese cooking.
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