Wagyu fried rice and Crispy Kani Salad with Sesame dressing

Jul 02

I often think Japanese cuisine is difficult to prepare and cooking complicated dishes is really not my cup of tea unless it is for special occasions. In a recent cooking demo at The Maya Kitchen, renowned Japanese Chef Seiji Kamura showcased his unique recipes and immense talent. Chef Kamura who has chosen the Philippines as his home for over 30 years is a respected culinary figure in the local scene. Let me share just two of the many well loved Japanese fare that he prepared: with Crispy Kani Salad and Wagyu Fried Rice. I think these two recipes are easy to prepare.

Crispy Kani Salad

My daughter often prepares her own version of the Kani salad without the cucumber. What makes this recipe different is the Kani is fried. You will love the Sesame dressing because you can also use it to dress up shredded cabbage.

2 pieces crab stick, shredded, coated with MAYA All Purpose Flour & fried until crisp
Mixed greens (Romaine lettuce, Lolo Rosa, iceberg)
40 grams pomelo, shredded
40 grams ripe mango, sliced

Sesame dressing:

Mix together and pour over Kani Mix

¼ cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
2 tablespoons Kikkoman
2 tablespoons sesame oil
40 grams white sesame, toasted & processed in a blender
2 tablespoons honey

Wagyu fried Rice

This is a meal in itself that I even dub it the “Japanese Paella”. I’ve shared the Kiam Pung, the traditional salted rice or the Chinese Paella so this Japanese fried rice is something to try out too. The toasted sesame seeds always add a fragrant aroma and tasty flavor to any meal.

1 teaspoon oil
3 heads garlic, sliced
40 grams wagyu beef, cubed (1/4”)
1 cup prepared cooked rice, crumbled
Salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon Kikkoman
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, toasted

Heat oil in a pan, add garlic – stir fry wagyu meat using medium heat. Add rice. Season with salt, pepper and Kikkoman. Stir in butter. Fry then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (371 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • http://spendwelldaily.weebly.com yleor

    The salad and the fried rice look delicious. I am interested in Korean food but this caught my attention as well. I will try cooking these two for sure. Thanks for sharing. GOD bless! :)