Restaurant Recipes

Chicken Karaage (Shimbashi Style)

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Restaurant: Shimbashi Izakaya | San Diego

Chicken Karage is the Japanese style fried boneless chicken, marinated in a delicious blend of soy sauce, cooking sake, mirin, garlic, and ginger. Chicken Karage is a traditional Japanese appetizer that is usually a part of a bento box,a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. Chicken Karage is a great appetizer for lunch or dinner.

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza)

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Restaurant: Yakitori Izakaya Tec Chan | San Diego

Japanese Pizza. Roughly translated, okonomiyaki is either "what you like" or "what you want", depending on who you ask. This savoury pancake dish can be prepared any number of ways, and like a traditional pizza, there is a slew of topping from which to choose. The dish consists of a batter mixed with shredded cabbage and a variety of ingredients.

Chilled Edamame Soup with Ginger Crème Fraîche

Restaurant: Sea Saw | Phoenix

This suprisingly simple recipe yields a very rich and velvety soup without the use of any cream. The mild, pleasing flavors of edamame and ginger in this unusual soup will certainly have your dinner guests talking. It would make an excellent first course for summer entertaining and can easily be made the night before. Sea Saw’s wine guru, Peter Kasperski, likes to pair this dish with a small brand Champagne like Pierre Peters Cuvée Reserve NV Brut.