Genki

Genki desu ka?元気ですか?Or Genki for short is the closest thing to “How are you?” in English.  But in Japanese it literally means, “Are you fine/healthy?” One of the newest  addition to Oslo’s restaurant scene is Genki (元気). A japanese restaurant located at Vika terasse not far from the main street of Oslo Karl Johans gate and…

Homemade udon noodles

  Udon noodles in a delicious broth with a few veggies and meat, is a little piece of heaven. Japanese comfort food at its best. Making handmade udon noodles, thick chewy Japanese noodles made from wheat flour, water, and salt, is easier than it looks, you just need your feet to help:) This recipe makes…

Scruptious sushi sliders

Instagram is a cornucopia of inspiration and a little while a ago I saw a picture of a sushi burger that looked so delicious and delicate and I thought that it would give it a try. I have used my usual sushi rice recipe and( see further down) and soon found out that small mouth full…

Chicken Karrage, fried marinated chicken nuggets

Yummy juicy and tasty chicken nuggets marinated before they are coated and then fried. Karaage is a Japanese cooking technique were you marinate smaller pieces of meat, by massaging the marinade into the meat, and then lightly coat them with  seasoned wheat flour or potato starch mix before frying in a light oil. 500  g boneless chicken meat, diced Marinade 0,5 dl salt…

Melon pan, Japanese cookie crusted buns

Melon pan a sweet bun popular in Japan and they resembles a bun (Roti bun) I got to know when I lived in South Korea. The difference is that the topping on the Japanese bun is a short crust pastry and on the Korean bun topping is a cake batter. Contrary to the name there is no…

Okonomiyaki, Japanese pancakes

Savory delicious Japanese pancakes, these pancakes can be made with anything your hearts desires. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or “what you want”, and yaki meaning “cooked”or “grilled”. So basically cook what you want. Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the areas of Kansai or Hiroshima in Japan, but is widely available throughout the…

Tonkatsu, Japanese schnitzel or Dongas in Korean

Exploring some of my Japanese heritage, funny thing though, I was 14 when I first ate at a Japanese reataurant. My great great grandfather was Japanese, unfortunately I do not know his name, but my great grand father was Pedro Nakamura y Gonzales. There can’t be that many Filipinos back then with that name so…

Thin slices of fresh salmon with a pozu-ish sauce

I served this dish as a starter last time I had the girls over for dinner. There is supposed to be mango and avocado under the salmon, but you can’t really see them. For 4 persons I used 200 g Fresh salmon, thinly sliced 1/2 mango 1/2 ripe avocado 1 spring onion 1/2 Chili Sesame…

Prawns and veggies tempura

Tempura is one of the family’s favorite dish. I usually use prawns, sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms and bell peppers. I am a little boring that way, but since we do not have this that often I make it safe. This dish is easy to make, it is just a little time consuming, specially frying. I always keep a…