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Japanese Home Cooking (Color) (Yoshihiro Murata)

Japan's celebrated kaiseki master, Yoshihiro Murata, has combined his culinary expertise with his enthusiasm for sharing Japanese cuisine into one book: Japanese Home Cooking with Master Chef Murata.

This book contains 60 healthy home recipes, from classic to modern, that are popular all over Japan. All of the dishes can be made using Western kitchen tools and ordinary ingredients from the supermarket. With his trademark charisma, Chef Murata shows how easy and fun it can be to make tasty, popular Japanese dishes like beef teriyaki at home from scratch. With his versatile sauce, you can also create tempting teriyaki dishes of your own using healthy ingredients such as fish or tofu. Sukiyaki, tempura, hot pot, yakitori grilled chicken, salad with peanut dressing - in these pages you will find making all these favorites to be surprisingly simple.

Throughout the book, Chef Murata maintains the authenticity of traditional recipes, but avoids complicated methods and techniques, showing the easiest and best way to make recipes which can be enjoyed just about anywhere in the world. He also has many suggestions for readily available ingredients as substitutes for their Japanese counterparts. For example, he suggests using store-bought chicken broth instead of traditional Japanese dashi stock. With chicken broth and soy sauce you can make tempura with its classic dipping sauce, Japanese-style savory custard, miso soup, and beef shabu-shabu.

Written by Yoshihiro Murata and Photographs by Akira Saito.


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