Cooking & Bento Books

Cooking & Bento Books

  • The Book of Basic Japanese Cooking 110 Recipes   Eigo de Tsukuru Kihon no Washoku
    Whenever you visit Japan, be prepared to try a variety of unique dishes that are both pleasant to look at and tasty too! For those of you who love the taste of Japan and want to bring that back to your home, then this fun filled book of recipes is for you. Over 190 pages of step by step instructions on how to create some of your favorite dishes such as Kanto-style rice cake soup, Japanese Yellow Tail Teriyaki, tempura, nikujaga (beef and potato stew), pork cutlet, miso grilled sesame pork, oyako-don (chicken and egg over rice), classic yakitori chicken on a stick, sukiyaki, and of course a various types of sushi dishes. Also Peter's favorite, soboro on rice. Best of all, this recipe book is translated both into Japanese and English for your convenience. Perfect bound and in full color. Not only is it delicious, but healthy too! Enjoy the taste of Japan today!
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    $20.00
  • Japanese Cup Noodle Encyclopedia
    This is a great book that shows you the history of one of Japan's most hallowed cultural icons, instant ramen noodles. The book shows literally every major ramen or noodle product ever made, going back to the original, Chikin [sic] Ramen by the Nissin Noodle Company. Each era is represented inside, the 1960s, the 1970s, going right up to today. It's fun and nostalgic!
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    $12.00
  • Tokyo Nostalgic Restaurant  (B-kyu Foods)
    Recently Japan has been having a boom in what are known as B-kyu (B-rank) dishes, foods which are fun and delicious to eat but are not considered fancy delicacies. This is a guidebook that will show you 100 of the most popular restaurants in the Tokyo area for enjoying these down-to-earth meals, from soba noodles to deep fried pork cutlet to "hamburg" steak and a favorite of mine, omurice (an omelette over rice). The book is in Japanese only, but with basic hiragana/katakana and kanji reading skills and the Internet you can easily find these restaurants when you're in Tokyo next time. Best of all, because this book is not an English guidebook, there won't be a zillion foreigners at each place, so you'll get a more authentic experience when you visit.
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    $9.50
  • Happy Cooking Graffiti vol. 1 (Koufuku Graffiti)
    Koufuku Graffiti aka Happy Cooking Graffiti is a wonderful manga by Makoto Kawaii about cute girls enjoying delicious food and their almost orgasmic reactions. It also has a great anime adaptation by SHAFT which we really like. Ryou is an art student who learned how to cook from her late grandmother. When her second cousin Kirin comes to Tokyo and starts going to the same school, Ryou offers her a stay in her apartment during which they develop a bond through Ryou's cooking. A very fun manga to learn about Japanese cooking with some sprinkle of yuri scenes. 120-pages. This is volume 1.
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    $10.00
  • Happy Cooking Graffiti vol. 3 (Koufuku Graffiti)
    Koufuku Graffiti aka Happy Cooking Graffiti is a wonderful manga by Makoto Kawaii about cute girls enjoying delicious food and their almost orgasmic reactions. It also has a great anime adaptation by SHAFT which we really like. Ryou is an art student who learned how to cook from her late grandmother. When her second cousin Kirin comes to Tokyo and starts going to the same school, Ryou offers her a stay in her apartment during which they develop a bond through Ryou's cooking. A very fun manga to learn about Japanese cooking with some sprinkle of yuri scenes. 120-pages. This is volume 3.
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    $10.00
  • Happy Cooking Graffiti vol. 4 (Koufuku Graffiti)
    Koufuku Graffiti aka Happy Cooking Graffiti is a wonderful manga by Makoto Kawaii about cute girls enjoying delicious food and their almost orgasmic reactions. It also has a great anime adaptation by SHAFT which we really like. Ryou is an art student who learned how to cook from her late grandmother. When her second cousin Kirin comes to Tokyo and starts going to the same school, Ryou offers her a stay in her apartment during which they develop a bond through Ryou's cooking. A very fun manga to learn about Japanese cooking with some sprinkle of yuri scenes. 120-pages. This is volume 4.
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    $10.00
  • The Kihon 200 - The Basics Recipes
    This is a new Japanese cookbook that focuses on the simple, everyday traditional meals and side dishes, covering the basics of Japanese cuisine. 200 recipes are gathered into this full color guide, with plenty for pictures detailing each step, this is a great item for anybody who wants to know how to cook REAL japanese meals. Basic Japanese language understanding recommended.
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    $14.00
  • BRUNO's Hotplate Dishes
    "BRUNO" is a popular brand of hotplate cooker in Japan, seen in countless television shows and magazines. This amazing cookbook lets you utilize the BRUNO Hotplate to it's full potential by creating mouthwatering dishes that are easy to prepare and cook. A total of 65 popular recipes including paella and other rice dishes, grilled chicken, cheese fondue, mapo tofu, yakisoba, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and even bake mini chocolate cakes. Although this cookbook is for the BRUNO Hotplate, you can substitute it with another brand of hotplate cooker or takoyaki maker. By Yoshiro Takahashi, manager of several popular restaurants in Tokyo.
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    $14.00
  • Happy Cooking Graffiti vol. 2 (Koufuku Graffiti)
    Koufuku Graffiti aka Happy Cooking Graffiti is a wonderful manga by Makoto Kawaii about cute girls enjoying delicious food and their almost orgasmic reactions. It also has a great anime adaptation by SHAFT which we really like. Ryou is an art student who learned how to cook from her late grandmother. When her second cousin Kirin comes to Tokyo and starts going to the same school, Ryou offers her a stay in her apartment during which they develop a bond through Ryou's cooking. A very fun manga to learn about Japanese cooking with some sprinkle of yuri scenes. 120-pages. This is volume 2.
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    $10.00
  • A Cook's Journey To Japan
    Cook delicious and authentic Japanese meals in the comfort of your own home with this easy-to-use homestyle Japanese cookbook! At twenty-eight years of age, Sarah Marx Feldner quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Japan to pursue her passion for Japanese food and cooking. A Cook's Journey to Japan is the result of her adventures traveling throughout Japan, sampling home-cooked meals and collecting recipes from Japanese friends and avid cooks she met along the way. A Cook's Journey to Japan is a totally unique Japanese cookbook that tells the story of the everyday dishes that Japanese people eat at home.
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    $16.95
  • Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches To Go
    Everyday Bento Lunches to Go will teach you dozens of simple techniques anyone can master to make creative lunches for themselves and their families. The 50 bento meals in this book feature familiar foods that can be found in most grocery stores around the country, and the fun themes will appeal to children and adults alike. Follow the step-by-step instructions to recreate each bento box in your own kitchen, or pick and choose the versatile techniques from different parts of the book to make your own unique creations for a delicious every day treat.
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    $14.95
  • Drinking Japan
    Japan is the home to one of the world's most diverse and exciting drinking cultures, offering all sorts of delicious tipples from the iconic sake and the increasingly popular shochu to some of the world's best whiskies. In Drinking Japan, author Chris Bunting gives a brief history of the most popular liquors in Japan, how they are made and which brands to drink and which to avoid. More than 120 of the country's best bars are featured in richly illustrated reviews, with menu tips, directions and language help.
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    $19.95
  • What's What in Japanese Restaurants
    Food writer and long-time Japan resident Robb Satterwhite of Bento.com shows you not only how to find restaurants, but also how and what to order to ensure that each restaurant visit will be a unique culinary experience. Without even speaking Japanese, you will be able to order with confidence in a variety of situations from the menus of sushi, tempura, and kaiseki restaurants,as well as off-the-cuff at informal izakaya pubs and vendors. Furthermore, with over 30 types of cuisines covered, you will know exactly what you're eating and how to savor it. Learn and apprecstreetiate the finer points of drinks and spirits with completely revised and expanded entries on sake, shochu, beer, and more. Use the section on regional cuisines to learn what the specialties are and how to find them. Try the Japanese take on noodles (ramen, soba, and udon), curry, and premium meats such as Kobe beef, specially bred chicken, and the newest member to the fold-high-quality, "brand-name" pork. Additional expert tips and advice give further insight into the food scene, history, culture, and dining etiquette.
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    $16.95
  • The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To Go
    Bento fever has recently swept across the West, fueled not just by an interest in cute, decorative food, but by the desire for an economical, healthy approach to eating in these times of recession. A leading light in the popularization of bento has been Makiko Itoh, whose blog, Just Bento, boasts hundreds of thousands of subscribers, all of whom love her delicious recipes and practical bento-making tips. Now, for the first time, Itoh's expertise has been packaged in book form. The Just Bento Cookbook contains twenty-five attractive bento menus and more than 150 recipes, all of which have been especially created for this book and are divided into two main sections, Japanese and Not-so-Japanese. The Japanese section includes classic bento menus such as Salted Salmon Bento and Chicken Karaage Bento, while the Not-so-Japanese section shows how Western food can be adapted to the bento concept, with delicious menus such as Summer Vegetable Gratin Bento and Everyone-Loves-a-Pie Bento. In addition to the recipes, Itoh includes sections on bento-making equipment, bento staples to make and stock, basic cooking techniques, and a glossary. A planning-chart section is included, showing readers how they might organize their weekly bento making. In a market full of bento books that emphasize the cute and the decorative, this book stands out for its emphasis on the health and economic benefits of the bento, and for the very practical guidelines on how to ensure that a daily bento lunch is something that can easily be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle. This is the perfect book for the bento beginner, but will also provide a wealth of new bento recipe ideas and tips for bento aficionados. About the Author: Makiko Itoh was raised and educated in Japan, England and the U.S. After years of living in New York City, she moved to Switzerland, where it was difficult to find authentic Japanese cooking. This inspired her to go back to her roots and learn how to cook the food her mother and grandmother used to make In 2003 she started a blog about Japanese cooking called Just Hungry, and in 2007, a companion blog about bento box lunches called Just Bento. Just Hungry is the most popular blog about Japanese cooking in English; Just Bento boasts hundreds of thousands of subscribers.
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    $19.95