Donburi

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Ingredients

  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • shredded cabbage
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • shiitake mushrooms, halved
  • 4 servings sticky rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 eggs

Directions

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add carrot, cabbage, onion, and mushrooms and sauté until tender.
  3. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, and sugar. Add mixture to vegetables.
  4. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Scramble eggs in a small bowl and pour onto heated skillet. Scramble until cooked.
  5. Divide sticky rice over four bowls. Top with sautéd vegetables in sauce and cooked eggs.
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Yakisoba

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Ingredients

  • 4 servings yakisoba noodles
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • yakisoba sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon ketchup
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, carrot, and cabbage until vegetables are tender.
  3. While vegetables cook, combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Combine cooked noodles, vegetables, and sauce.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Chow Mein

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Servings: 4  –  Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 servings chow mein noodles
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare chow mein noodles according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic for 1 minute. Add carrot, onion, and cabbage. Sauté while noodles cook.
  3. Mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Add cooked noodles and sauce to skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Stir to combine and sauté until tender.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Lo Mein

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Ingredients

  • 4 servings lo mein noodles
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 onion, julienned
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare lo mein noodles according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for 1 minute. Add carrot, onion, and cabbage. Sauté until tender.
  3. While vegetables cook, mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Mix cooked noodles, sautéed vegetables, and sauce in a large bowl.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Adapted from Rasa Malaysia.

Okonomiyaki

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Servings: 4  –  Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/3 cups dashi or chicken stock
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • mayonnaise
  • sesame seeds
  • tonkatsu sauce:
    • 1/3 cup ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon mirin or cooking sake
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. To make sauce, stir together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mirin or sake, sugar, mustard, and garlic powder. For a thick consistency, mix in a blender.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, dashi or stock, and eggs. Add chopped cabbage and mix into the batter.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add 1/4 of the batter (a bit more than 1 cup) to the pan and flatten the batter with a spatula. Cook until underside is browned, about 4 minutes. Gently flip the pancake and cook until it is cooked through, about 5 more minutes. Repeat for remaining pancakes.
  4. Serve with mayonnaise, sauce, sesame seeds, and green onions.

Adapted from Serious Eats.