Japanese Soul Cooking--Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
By Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat.
This cookbook introduces beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, such as ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Others are lesser known Japanese classics-such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms-that will instantly become standards in your kitchen as well. With foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs, you'll soon be knocking out chahan fried rice, mentaiko spaghetti, saikoro steak, and more for friends and family. Hardbound: 256 pp.