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Chicken Nanban with Japanese Sweet Potato Salad

Chicken nanban is a crispy chicken dish which originated in the Kyushu region of Japan. Nanban, which directly translates to “European” in Old Japanese, comes from the influence of European traders and missionaries in Japan during the 17th century. The chicken is usually deep fried, but my version is a liiiiittle bit healthier since it’s pan-fried. Once… Continue reading Chicken Nanban with Japanese Sweet Potato Salad

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Mapo Eggplant and Garlic Green Beans

If you’ve ever been to a Japanese supermarket or are familiar with Japanese groceries, you may be familiar with the “Mabo Mix” sold by Ajinomoto under their Chinese food specific brand CookDo. There are several different companies who sell the mix, but basically it is all the sauce components and meat of mapo tofu or… Continue reading Mapo Eggplant and Garlic Green Beans