One of the first cuisines I got introduced to was JAPANESE.
It would be such a treat if we could eat in a jap resto when I was younger.
I have always loved Japanese food -- it would probably be one of the first exotic cuisines I got to taste. Exotic in the sense that it wasnt normal fare at home. As a kid my favorite would always be miso soup and Ebi Tempura. No fail, that was my go-to order when we would have Family dinners at Okasan (a restaurant along Madrigal Avenue, Alabang).
But as I got older, I've begun experimenting on other dishes and have grown to love sushi, teriyaki, ramen and Katsudon. Which bring us to the topic of this blog post.
One afternoon, I was craving for Japanese food and Katsudon came to mind. I thought to myself, why not try to make it from scratch? How hard could it be? (I was also going through a DIY phase where I wanted to handcraft, handmake, hand whatever everything!).
Again, the internet proved to be a vast resource and I was able to pluck a relatively simple recipe. The next item was to source the ingredients. Friends of mine recently opened an Oriental Grocery here in L.A. (Legazpi, Albay) and had in stock things I would need. If you want to make this -- or other oriental recipes check out DyLeeShious along Rizal Avenue. It's a play on all their last names which is why it's spelled that way, nevertheless food there IS delicious so check it out.
To cut the suspense, here is the recipe and a few of my tips:
The rest of the recipe goes like this:
It's a fairly simple recipe and it only took me 30 minutes tops to make! No kidding! This could be in the running for Jamie Oliver's meals. And the hubby loved it so that's a plus. Of course, the finish product didnt have the plating skills of Master Chef contestants but what maters is the taste -- which my number one critic (the hubby) said was AWESOME! If I can make this, so can you. So try it at home. Serve with chopsticks too if you want it to really be authentic.
I've got photos below of what my FIRST TRY looked like. haha Maybe with a little practice it would look more presentable.
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