Japanese (and Korean?) Home Cooking Techniques
October 24, 2013 12:46 AM Subscribe
Looking recently at home-cooked Japanese (and to some extent, Korean) meals, I notice again that they tend to be composed of several separate parts. I have trouble cooking multiple, separate pieces to a meal without creating exponential work for myself. I'm looking for videos demonstrating typical and/or efficient Japanese or Korean home cooking. Any language, with or without subtitles, is fine.
posted by WasabiFlux to food & drink (15 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested both in specific recipes with multiple components served separately, or general technique videos. Even amateur "this is me cooking in my kitchen" videos will do if the quality is tolerable.
For the last couple of years, my cooking has been mostly single-pan, quick-cooking meals, paired with rice, pasta, noodle, or bread, possibly with condiments, leftovers, or preserved accompaniments. I've been getting more picky with specifics about my food as my appetite declines. I do much better with a meal distributed across multiple contrasting yet complimentary elements.
I have a nice rice cooker, which makes that part easy. The hard part is getting everything put together and cooked without exhausting myself, and without spending money and possibly diet points (complicated - not typical - see previous questions) on imported convenience ingredients like 10 different furikakes and sauces, instant mixes, and large packages of perishable ingredients I might only use once or twice.
So, I want to see how the average person in Japan does it. I'm aware of Cooking with Dog, Maangchi, and runnyrunny999. What else have you found interesting and helpful?