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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Trick to No-Fail Thick and Fluffy Japanese Pancakes (NO EGG) - Video Recipe

Crisp outside, fluffy and moist inside. Super delicious!!!

The Trick to No-Fail Thick and Fluffy Japanese Pancakes (NO EGG)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fmn0B6I2a4

The trick to no-fail thick and fluffy pancakes is Morinaga's Hot Cake Mix!!! It is a very popular product known for many years. Even if you mix in a circular motion, you can make a thick pancake. Perfect for kids to cook.

Btw, not sponsored. LOL Don’t take me wrong. I know you don’t want to waste time to fail, so I am sharing this with you instead of the from scratch video. VERY EASY as you can see.



It is our culture using the Hot Cake mix. You can find it at Japanese grocery stores or online for sure!
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B001JEQ76M

Hot Cake Mix is versatile. You can make cakes, cookies, muffins, or any kind of sweets :D I will show you how to make them someday!

The pancake molds I used ふんわりホットケーキ型:
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B004GEC5Y0

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The Trick to No-Fail Thick and Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 2 9cm/3.5inch Muffin Rings (Cercle)

Ingredients:
1 (150g) Morinaga Hot Cake Mix (flour)
160ml milk
1/2 tsp. vinegar *vinegar makes the cake even fluffier
cooking oil
butter
Morinaga cake syrup (maple syrup)

Directions:
1. Mix cake mix, milk, and vinegar. Do not over mix, some lumps are okay.
2. Grease the cake rings and a frying pan with cooking oil. Pour batter to about half full. Cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. Flip them over, cover, and cook on low for 5 minutes.
3. Check for doneness with a skewer. Remove from the cake ring and serve on a plate. Place a piece of butter on top and pour some cake syrup.

You can wrap in a plastic wrap and freeze to eat later.
Microwave for a minute and you can enjoy fresh and fluffy pancake :)

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/07/blog-post_27.html
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NO BAKE Rainbow Soymilk Cheesecake (appetizing pastel color) - Video Recipe

Just mix 6 ingredients + food colorings ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1ayZbp75ng



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NO BAKE Rainbow Soymilk Cheesecake

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min + cooling time
Number of servings: 18cm (7inch) cake pan with a removable bottom or muffin rings are OK

Ingredients:
200g (1 cup) cream cheese *room temperature
5 tbsp. granulated sugar
200ml soy milk *room temperature
60g (2.1oz.) biscuits
30g (2.5 tbsp.) butter *room temperature
6g (1 tbsp.) gelatin powder
2 tbsp. hot water
Wilton Icing Gel Colors

Directions:
1. Smash the biscuits in a Ziploc bag, add butter, then mix well. Press firmly into a cake pan or muffin rings.
2. Put cream cheese and sugar in a bowl, then mix well. Add soy milk and mix well. You can add lemon juice and/or vanilla extract if you want.
3. Mix gelatin and hot water, then add and mix well.
4. Divide it into 5 small bowls, then mix in your favorite icing colors.
5. Pour it into the pan from the center then cool in the fridge until firm for 2 hours. (You may want to cool the mixture slightly not to blur the colors.)

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/07/blog-post.html
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

2-Ingredient French Toast - Video Recipe

Only 2 Ingredients!
What you need is an ice cream and a slice of bread.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXpIi0s6oCM

You can make as many flavors as you want in a second ;) hehe



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2-Ingredient French Toast

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min (incl. soaking time)
Number of servings: 1

Ingredients:
A slice of bread
100ml ice cream of your choice

Directions:
1. In a bowl, melt an ice cream of your choice. If you want to make it rich, add 1 egg then mix well.
2. Cut and soak the bread pieces for over 20 minutes. Flip them over once or twice to soak evenly.
3. Heat butter (optional) in a frying pan if you are not using non-stick pan. Place the bread, cover and cook both sides on low for 3 minutes.

Serve with some ice cream if you like.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/06/2.html
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

How to Make Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger) - Video Recipe

Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger) is a type of Tsukemono (Japanese pickles) that have been pickled in Akaumezu (red plum vinegar), the brine produced when making Umeboshi (pickled plums). The red color is derived from Akajiso (red Shiso leaves).

It is usually served with Yakisoba, Takoyaki, or Okonomiyaki.

Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yghbIGeJeeM

Do you like it?! I received many requests for this recipe.

With this recipe, you can eat it in 6 hours, keep in the fridge good for about 3 days :)



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Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger)

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 6hrs
Number of Servings: N/A

Ingredients:
100g (7oz.) ginger
50ml Akaumezu (red plum vinegar)

Directions:
1. Pour some hot water in a glass cup to disinfect it. Empty the jar and dry it out. It will dry quickly with residual heat.
2. Peel and cut the ginger into thin strips.
3. Boil for 2-3 minutes to remove the bitter taste. Leave to cool, then drain well using paper towels. *you can drink or use the broth if you like.
4. Place Akaumezu and the ginger slices in the disinfected cup. You can eat it after 6 hours.

* You can keep in the fridge good for about 3 days.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/06/blog-post_24.html
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Great Interviews and Articles about Ochikeron :)

June 1, 2017
Art of the Meal
https://journal.accj.or.jp/art-of-the-meal/

December 1, 2016
Sharing the beauty of Japanese Food
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/food/articles/47.html

March 30, 2016
Inspired After Tragedy, Manhattanville Alumna Creates Successful YouTube Channel
https://www.mville.edu/news/2016/03/inspired-after-tragedy-manhattanville-alumna-creates-successful-youtube-channel#block-sharing

July 30,2015
How a Japanese Mom Become a YouTube Star
http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/78736
http://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/76947

April 3, 2015
The Japan Times
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/04/03/digital/ochikeron/#.WTEnmhPyi8o

2014年1月7日
ochikeronさん 素敵な作者インタビュー 
http://cookpad.com/articles/304

2013年11月26日
日本の「カワイイ」を世界へ--海外で人気集めるYouTube料理家
https://japan.cnet.com/article/35040417/

March 6th, 2013
Big-time chef on YouTube
http://createeathappy.blogspot.jp/2013/03/featured-on-thesun-free-daily-newspaper.html

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

How to Make Gari (Sushi Ginger) - Video Recipe

Gari (Sushi ginger) is the slices of ginger that have been pickled in sweetened vinegar, most of the time served with Sushi.

Do you like Gari? Do you leave it out?! or Do you ask for more!? hehe

Gari (Sushi Ginger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JefxANRhCWY

With this recipe, you can eat it in 3 hours, keep in the fridge good for about 3 days.

If you want to make pink Gari, please use young ginger.



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Gari (Sushi Ginger)

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 3hrs
Number of Servings: N/A

Ingredients:
200g (7oz.) ginger
100ml vinegar (rice or cereal)
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
1. Pour some hot water in a glass cup to disinfect it. Empty the jar and dry it out. It will dry quickly with residual heat.
2. Peel and slice the ginger. (If you are using young ginger leave the red part, then it will become pink when pickled.)
3. Boil for 2-3 minutes to remove the bitter taste. Leave to cool, then drain well using paper towels.
4. Heat the vinegar, sugar, and salt to mix well. You can either use a pot or a microwave.
5. Place the sweetened vinegar and the ginger slices in the disinfected cup. You can eat it after 3 hours.

* You can keep in the fridge good for about 3 days.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/06/blog-post_47.html
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EASY Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes (Cup Measurements) 台湾銘菓 土鳳梨酥 - Video Recipe

Pineapple cakes (tarts) are very popular souvenir gift from Taiwan! Buttery crusts with a jammy pineapple filling. Yummy :3

台湾銘菓 土鳳梨酥
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIbgCfzEww0



Here is the video when I tried pineapple cakes from different stores in Taiwan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0yR1GdneX4

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Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hr
Number of servings: 10 pieces

Ingredients:
((Filling))
350g canned pineapple (1.5cup crushed)
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
50ml water
((Dough))
50g (3.5 tbsp.) butter
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tbsp. powdered milk (dried milk)
1 egg
150g (1 cup) cake flour or all purpose flour
1 tbsp. corn starch or potato starch
1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:
((Filling))
1. Well drain the pineapples then chop.
2. Place the chopped pineapples, granulated sugar, and water in a pot, then simmer on medium for about 20 minutes, keep stirring, until the water is gone, sticky, and golden brown. Then leave to cool.
((Dough))
1. Cream the butter in a bowl. Add granulated sugar, powdered milk, and an egg, then mix well. Sift in flour, starch, and baking powder, then mix with a spatula while the dough is powdery, then use your hands to form it into one. Divide the batter into 10 portions and form them into balls. 
2. Flatten out the dough with a rolling pin, place the filling in the center, then pinch the dough to seal it securely. Shape the cake into a square using a scraper.
3. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Place the cakes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180C (350F) for about 10 minutes.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/06/blog-post_61.html
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Samurai War Helmet Harumaki (Japanese BAKED Spring Rolls / Egg Rolls) for Kodomonohi (Children’s Day) - Video Recipe

Samurai War Helmet Harumaki is perfect for Boy's Day!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNNPwU0kjeY

May 5th is Children's Day, called "Kodomo no hi" in Japanese. It is also Boy's Day, called "Tango no Sekku" in Japanese. On this day, we display Samurai swords, armor, helmet, etc… along with two important symbols of the Day: carps (Koinobori) and irises (Shobu).



FYI:
Harumaki Filling Recipe is HERE:
春巻きの具のレシピはこちら:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aotPPzd8T_c

Tango no Sekku Recipe Ideas PLAYLIST
端午の節句 レシピ プレイリスト
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJdVRCODQ4Nk1EPr-YVVmzwJWhCOhqRrq

日本語レシピ:
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/06/blog-post_1.html

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Carp Inarizushi (Kawaii Sushi in Deep-Fried Tofu Pouches) for Children’s Day - Video Recipe

Kawaii carp Sushi perfect for Kodomonohi (Children's Day) as well as parties ;)

Carp Inarizushi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIj9H4KLLbY

May 5th is Children's Day, called "Kodomo no hi" in Japanese. It is also Boy's Day, called "Tango no Sekku" in Japanese. On this day, we display Samurai swords, armor, helmet, etc… along with two important symbols of the Day: carps (Koinobori) and irises (Shobu).



FYI:
Chirashizushi Seasonings ちらし寿司の素
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B00Z5WL5PW

Inariage 稲荷揚げ
http://astore.amazon.co.jp/shopping072-22/detail/B06ZZ3SSJM

RECIPES:
Inariage (Flavored Deep-Fried Tofu Pouches) Recipe is HERE:
稲荷揚げのレシピはこちら:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8wzq0F5bM

Shiroae (Creamy Tofu Salad) Recipe is HERE:
白和えのレシピはこちら:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTQL8-Etj_8

Spinach Ohitashi (Japanese Spinach Salad) Recipe is HERE:
ほうれん草のおひたしのレシピはこちら:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-vKQOs2poQ

Kimpira (Sautéed Vegetables) Recipe is HERE:
きんぴらレシピはこちら:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCk51gQ0pk

Tango no Sekku Recipe Ideas PLAYLIST
端午の節句 レシピ プレイリスト
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJdVRCODQ4Nk1EPr-YVVmzwJWhCOhqRrq

日本語レシピ:
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/06/blog-post.html

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Stir-Fried Dried Squid and Vegetables (NO Knife! Kitchen Shears) - Video Recipe

We received some dried squids when we visited the nearby shrine for our son's Omiyamairi (the first shrine visit) and my darling's Yakubarai (ceremony to drive away evil spirits). I decided to make a dish out of them.

It turned out to a very tasty and delicious stir-fried dish, goes great with white rice. Oyster-sauce flavor, with a hint of chive is obviously addictive. Very filling with lots of bean sprouts ;)

dried squid recipe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAHg88WH8To

You don't need a knife but use kitchen scissors / kitchen shears!

Of course, you can use regular squids.

FYI: Hatsumiya-Mairi (初宮参り) or Omiyamairi (お宮参り) is one of the traditional celebration events for Japanese babies. Whenever a newborn is over a month old, we bring the baby to a nearby shrine for a greeting (giving the invocation).
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-2kGbjEpa/?taken-by=ochikeron



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Stir-Fried Dried Squid and Vegetables

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min + soaking time
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
2 dried squids
400g (14oz.) bean sprouts
1 bundle Chinese chives
1 tsp. Toban Jan (hot bean sauce / Chinese red chili paste)
1 tbsp. sesame oil
A
* 1 tbsp. Sake
* 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
* 1 tbsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. sesame oil

Directions:
1. Soak the dried squids in water overnight to make them soft. Cut into thin strips using kitchen shears. *remove the hard gristle and dirty tips
2. Mix A very well.
3. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, add Toban Jan, then cook until fragrant. Add the squids, then stir-fry until heated.
4. Add the bean sprouts and cook until coated with oil. Then add the Chinese chives (cutting them into 2 inches long with kitchen shears), season with A to finish.

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2017/03/blog-post.html
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Friday, April 22, 2016

6 Kawaii Sanrio Bento Life Hacks!

#1 Hello Kitty Bento Lunch Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9TQzPOGwmM

#2 My Melody Bento Lunch Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7EBDWSSUQg

#3 Kiki & Lala Little Twin Stars Bento Lunch Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1UlJ0fTT80

#4 Kero Kero Keroppi Bento Lunch Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byjZ7FcWGrc

#5 Cinnamoroll Bento Lunch Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6z6AU_dw2Q

#6 Pom Pom Purin Bento Lunch Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6vQO7OouME

Just for fun ;)


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Friday, April 15, 2016

14 Amazing Onigiri Recipe Life Hacks!

#1 How to Make Totoro Onigiri (Rice Balls)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqnPeKD_X-o

#2 How to Make Onigiri Sticks (Rice Bars)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtObkLN1BJ4

#3 How to Make Baby Penguin Onigiri Rice Balls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keHXihCvPQ0

#4 How to Make Panda Onigiri Rice Balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMAhDCSzhD0

#5 How to Make VEGEMITE Onigiri Rice Balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgVzPvsfU0g

#6 How to Make Onigiri Donuts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPoCqnwhWc

#7 How to Make Miso Yaki Onigiri

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29i8NJhIPLg

#8How to Make Black Gomoku Rice Balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqH47za4yoM

#9 Tsukimi Onigiri (DAISO Rice Ball Shaker)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE1oVxVXph8

#10 How to Make Easy Hinaningyo Rice Balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzhxfUAYjrE

#11 Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Chicken Rice Onigiri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34AZzQ2axos

#12  How to Make ONIGIRI Like Konbini (Japanese Convenience Stores)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9vMBavIo7k

#13 How to Make Onigirazu (Rice Sandwiches)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSAMUuFw5Hk

#14 How to Make Basic Onigiri


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