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…

Soft and fluffy Hokkaido milk bread

Holy Moly, if I had just known about Tangzhong earlier, I would have used this method when baking sweet buns a long time ago, worst of all I lived in Asia during the 1990s when this japanese technique got popularized through the book The 65° Bread Doctor. Using this method allows bread to stay fresh longer without needing…

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…

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…

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…