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Asian Food Fest #1 Oct 2013 : Japan – ROUND UP

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After more than one month of cooking and blogging, our very first Asian Food Fest for Japan has finally come to an end! My apologies for not putting up the round up earlier. In fact, I haven’t updated this blog for more than 2 weeks, no thanks to an annual mundane event called “ICT” otherwise better known as “reservist”. That aside, it has been a really eventful month with a whooping 150 qualifying entries! Thank you all for the resounding response!


I’m not sure about the rest of you but I must say that I’d learnt loads about Japanese cuisine through all the reading up and research done for the preparation of the dishes I’d submitted. A personal theme I’d set for myself is “Classic Home-styled Japanese cooking” and the event really made me look beyond the standard restaurant-deli dishes which most of us already knew. And that is most definitely in line with the spirit of Asia Food Fest on the whole when Wendy and I were discussing its conceptualisation. To venture, to experiment and to step into previous unchartered waters is most definitely what we’d aimed for in this whole series of AFF events that would follow. So please stay on with us on this long journey which promises nothing but lots of excitement and fun!

The entries are categorised according to their method of cooking as traditionally classified in Japanese cooking. Without further ado, here are all the entries for this month’s Asia Food Fest Japan. Well done everyone!!! I hope I didn’t must out on anyone’s submissions but if I did, please let me know!

Rice and Noodle Staples
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(1) Gyudon by Alan of Travelling-foodies
Adeline Nabeyaki udon
(2) Nabeyaki Udon by Adeline of Lite Home Bake
Alice Yakisoba
(3) Yakisoba by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Alice Zarusoba
(4) Zarusoba by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Swee SanTonkotsu ramen
(5) Tonkotsu Ramen by Swee San of The Sweet Spot
Angeline Oyakodon
(6) Oyakodon by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Angeline Yakisoba
(7) Yakisoba by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Grace phua yakisoba
(8) Yakisoba by Grace of Life Can Be Simple
Bee Bee Matcha Soba
(9) Matcha soba noodle salad by Bee Bee of Honey Bee Sweets
vivian dashi udon1
(10) Dashi Soup Udon by Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
Sonia jrb
(11) Japanese rice burger by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
Sonia tr
(12) Japanese Taco rice by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
kelly ramen
(13) Toripaitan Ramen by Kelly of Kelly Siew Cooks
Beef Gyudon
(14) Gyudon by PS I Love to Cook
Veronica Unadon
(15) Unadon by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Veronica Yakisoba
(16) Yakisoba by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Annie Kurigohan
(17) Kurigohan by Annie of Annielicious Food
Annie Teriyaki
(18) Chicken Teriyaki Don by Annie of Annielicious Food
Alice Soboro
(19) Soboro Donburi by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Tze sushi
(20) Open sushi~ Avocado Prawn Salmon by Tze of Awayofmind Bakery House
Gert sushi
(21) Assortment of Sushi by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
Veronica Omurice
(22) Omurice by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Aunty Young Onigiri
(23) Onigiri by Aunty Young of Aunty Young
Kit Wai Omurice
(24) Omurice by Kit Wai of Kit Wai’s kitchen
Veronica Inari
(25) Homemade Inarizushi by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Angeline Chicken Katsu
(26) Chicken Katsu Don by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Wendy Tonkotsu
(27) Tonkotsu Ramen by Wendy of Table for 2 or More
Joceline Yakisoba
(28) Seafood Yakisoba by Joceline of Butter, Flour & Me
Grace Pork Curry Don
(29) Pork Curry Donburi by Grace of Life Can Be Simple
Grace Oyakodon
(30) Oyakodon by Grace of Life Can Be Simple
Meg Omurice
(31) Omurice by Meg of Dreamers Loft
Cass Curry
(32) Japanese Curry Rice with Minced Pork & Burdock by Cass of 揾到食
soh ching pork curry don
(33) Pork Curry Donburi by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen
yen soba broth
(34) Soba in Hot Broth by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out
Cass Chicken
(35) Chicken Teriyaki Don by Cass of 揾到食
Cynthia Hosomaki
(36) Hosomaki by Cynthia of Cooking Pleasure
Wen Katsudon
(37) Katsudon by Wendy of Wen’s Delight
hui yin oyakodon
(38) Oyakodon by Hui Yin (non-blogger submission) – see recipe HERE

Aemono 和え物
Bee Bee Onsen Tamago
(39) Onsen Tamago Tofu by Bee Bee of Honey Bee Sweets

Agemono 揚げ物
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(40) Agedashi Tofu by Alan of travelling-foodies
Doreen Ebi Fry
(41) Ebi Fry by Doreen of my little favourite DIY
Doreen Korokke
(42) Korokke by Doreen of my little favourite DIY
Sharon korokke
(43) Korokke by Sharon of Feats of Feasts
Vivian Chicken Katsu
(44) Chicken Katsu by Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
Doreen Chicken Katsu
(45) Chicken Katsu by Doreen of my little favourite DIY
Gert Agedashi
(46) Agedashi Tofu by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
Gert pumpkin
(47) Kabocha Korokke by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
May Tofu
(48) Tosaage Tofu by May of 厨苑食谱
Alice Karaage
(49) Chicken Karaage by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Alice Chicken Katsu
(50) Chicken Katsu by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Veronica Chicken Karaage
(51) Chicken Karaage by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Aunty Young Chicken Karaage
(52) Chicken Karaage by Aunty Young of Aunty Young
Mel Korokke
(53) Korokke by Mel of Through The Kitchen Door
Edith Chic Kara
(54) Chicken Karaage by Edith Chong of Rumbling Tummy
Joceline tempura
(55) Vegetable and Prawn Tempura by Joceline of Butter, Flour & Me
Lena Chicken
(56) Tebasaki by Lena of Frozen Wings
Meg Tempura
(57) Assorted Tempura by Meg of Dreamers Loft
Meg Tonkatsu Sandwich
(58) Tonkatsu Sandwich by Meg of Dreamers Loft
Mel Karaage
(59) Chicken Karaage by Mel of Through the Kitchen Door
Soh Ching kara
(60) Chicken Karaage by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen

Nimono 煮物
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(61) Daikon no Soboroni by Alan of travelling-foodies
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(62) Nikujaga by Alan of travelling-foodies
Wendy Buta
(63) Buta Kakuni by Wendy of Table for 2 or More
Adeline Jap Chic Curry
(64) Japanese Chicken Curry by Adeline of Lite Home Bake
Cindy Jap Chic Curry
(65) Japanese Curry Chicken by Cindy of Yummy Little Cooks
Adeline Braised Ribs
(66) Supearibu no Nikomi by Adeline of Lite Home Bake
Japanese Style Braised Pork (Buta Kaku-ni)
(67) Buta Kakuni by PS I Love to Cook
Aunty Young Bacon Enoki
(68) Bacon Enoki Rolls with Teriyaki Sauce by Aunty Young of Aunty Young
Alvin Kakuni
(69) Kakuni Braised Pork Belly by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier
Doris Buta
(70) Buta Kabuni by Doris of Sumptuous Flavours
Wendy Charsiu
(71) Rolled Chashu by Wendy of Table for 2 or More
Yen Buta
(72) Buta Kakuni by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out
Meng Choo Nikujaga
(73) Nikujaga by Meng Choo (non-blogger submission) – see recipe HERE
Cynthia pork
(74) Ginger Braised Pork Fillet by Cynthia of Cooking Pleasure
Lena dofu
(75) Mabo Dofu by Lena of Frozen Wings

Suimono 吸い物
Angeline misojiru
(76) Miso Soup by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Doris Miso Soup
(77) Miso Soup by Doris of Sumptuous Flavours
Soh Ching Dashi
(78) Kombu Katsuobushi Dashi by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen

Itamemono 炒め物
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(79) Kinpira Gobo by Alan of travelling-foodies
Sonia kinpira
(80) Kinpira Gobo by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
Song Ching Pork and Kimchi Stir Fry
(81) Buta Kimchi by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen

Mushimono 蒸し物
Angeline Chawanmushi
(82) Chawanmushi by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story

Yakimono 焼き物
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(83) Ayu no Shioyaki by Alan of Travelling-foodies
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(84) Dashimaki Tamago by Alan of Travelling-foodies
Angeline Okonomiyaki
(85) Okonomiyaki by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Cindy Chic Teri
(86) Chicken Teriyaki by Cindy of Yummy Little Cooks
Vivian teriyaki chicken1
(87) Chicken Teriyaki by Vivian of Vivian Pang Kitchen
Kelly Okono
(88) Okonomiyaki by Kelly of Kelly Siew Cooks
Veronica Shogayaki
(89) Shogayaki by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Mich Miso Glazed Cod Web 1
(90) Glazed Miso Cod by Mich of Piece of Cake
Alice Kinoko
(91) Kinoko no Shioyaki by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Alice Chicken Ter
(92) Chicken Teriyaki by Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake
Gert eggplant
(93) Nasu Dengaku by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
Gert yakitori
(94) Chicken and Green Onion Yakitori by Gertrude of My Kitchen Snippets
Jasline Chicken Ter
(95) Teriyaki Chicken by Jasline of Foodie Baker
Sonia Kinoko
(96) Kinoko no Shioyaki by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
Aunty Young Okonomiyaki
(97) Okonomiyaki by Aunty Young of Aunty Young
Aunty Young Bacon Tamagoyaki
(98) Bacon Tamagoyaki by Aunty Young of Aunty Young
Kit Way Takoyaki
(99) Takoyaki by Kit Wai of Kit Wai’s Kitchen
Mel Okonomiyaki
(100) Okonomiyaki by Mel of Through the Kitchen Door
Wendy Saba
(101) Saba Shioyaki by Wendy of Table for 2 or More
Joceline Salmon Teriyaki
(102) Salmon Teriyaki by Joceline of Butter, Flour & Me
Yen Chicken
(103) Crispy Sesame and Ginger Chicken by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out
Shannon Teriyaki
(104) Chicken Teriyaki by Shannon of Just as Delish
Yen Kinoko
(105) Kinoko no Shioyaki by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out
Doris teba
(105) Teba Shioyaki by Doris of Scrumptous Flavours
Soh Ching Yaki Gyoza
(106) Yaki Gyoza by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen
Shannon Saba
(107) Saba Shioyaki by Shannon of Just As Delish
Soh Ching Salmon
(108) Teriyaki Salmon by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen
Soh Ching Chic Ter
(109) Chicken Teriyaki by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen

Tsukemono 漬け物
Angeline Takuwan
(110) Takuwan by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story

Miscellaneous 惣菜
Sharon japanese potato salad
(111) Japanese Potato Salad by Sharon of Feats of Feasts
HKChoo Sesame
(112) Sesame Dressing by HKChoo of Jottings of Life
HKChoo Chuka cabbage
(113) Japanese Cabbage Salad with Chuka-Fu Dressing by HKChoo of Jottings of Life
aunty young tofu
(114) Japanese Cold Tofu by Aunty Young of Aunty Young
Jessie tamago
(115) Nitamago  by Jessie of Cooking Moments
Mel Salad
(116) Japanese Potato Salad by Mel of Through The Kitchen Door
Veronica Jap Curry
(117) Homemade Japanese Curry by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Veronica Jap Curry Roux
(118) Homemade Japanese Curry Roux by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Wendy Cabbage
(119) Japanese Cabbage Salad with Chuka-fu Dressing by Wendy of Table for 2 or more
Grace spinach
(120) Spinach Ohitashi by Grace of Life Can Be Simple
Yen Salad
(121) Cucumber and Wakame Salad by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out
Ann Tofu
(122) Hiyayakko by Ann of Anncoo  Journal
Cynthia Sushi Vinegar
(123) Homemade Sushi Vinegar for Sushi Rice by Cynthia of Cooking Pleasure

Pastries, Desserts and Wagashi 和菓子
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(124) Dorayaki by Alan of Travelling-foodies
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(125) Kanto Style Sakuramochi by Alan of Travelling-foodies
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(126) Warabimochi by Alan of Travelling-foodies
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(127) Soba Boro – Kyoto Buckwheat Cookies by Alan of Travelling-foodies
Angeline Ichigo
(128) Ichigo Daifuku by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Angeline Dorayaki
(129) Dorayaki by Angeline of Angeline Side of Story
Annie Taiyaki
(130) Taiyaki by Annie of Annielicious Food
Annie Sakuramochi
(131) Sakuramochi by Annie of Annielicious Food
Jane Castella
(132) Castella Cake by Jane of Jane’s Corner
Keiko dorayaki
(133) Mini Dorayakis by Keiko of Making Food with Love
Jessie daifuku
(134) Ichigo Matcha Daifuku by Jessie of Cooking Moments
Jeannie Castella
(135) Castella Cake by Jeannie of Baking Diary
Veronica Castella
(136) Castella Cake by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Sonia Castella
(137) Castella Cake by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
Sonia curry bun
(138) Japanese Curry Buns by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover
Helena Cheesecake
(139) Japanese Cheesecake by Helena of Helena’s Kitchen
Veronica Dorayaki
(140) Dorayaki by Veronica of Peng’s Kitchen
Joceline Madeleines
(141) Japanese Milky Madeleines by Joceline of Butter, Flour & Me
Yen Castella
(142) Castella Cake by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out
Edith Dorayaki with Shiro'an
(143) Dorayaki with Shiro’an by Edith of Rummling Tummy
Jacinta Dorayaki
(144) Dorayaki by Jacinta (non-blogger submission) – see recipe HERE
Wai Fong Dorayaki
(145) Dorayaki by Wai Fong (non-blogger submission) – see recipe HERE
Joceline swiss roll
(146) 日本小山卷 by Joceline of Butter, Flour & Me
Ann Miso
(147) Miso Kukkii by Ann of Anncoo Journal
Grace cheesecake
(148) Japanese souffle cheesecake by Grace of Life Can Be Simple
Jocelin Hokkaido
(149) Hokkaido Cupcakes by Joceline of Butter, Flour & Me
Soh Ching pudding
(150) Japanese Steamed Custard Pudding by Soh Ching of Violet’s Kitchen

So here you have it! All 150 entries for our very first Asian Food Fest – Japan Month round up. As I’d promised, there will be a cookbook giveaway happening very soon, in conjunction with the event. Due to the overwhelming response in terms of the number of entries received, I’d decided to give away TWO cookbooks instead of just one! The winners would be randomly picked by an online app. Are you gonna be one of the two lucky recipients for one of the cookbooks? Stay tuned to my upcoming posts to find out!

Meanwhile, please hope over to my dear friend, Lena of Frozen Wings where she is hosting Asian Food Fest #2 Nov 2013 – Thailand! Expecting lotsa heat and spice this month as we cook up a storm from the Land of A Thousand Smiles! Be sure to join us!

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11 responses

  1. Well done on the successful event!

    November 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

  2. Great roundup and thank you for hosting AFF 🙂

    November 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

  3. Wow!! Well done and great job everyone!

    November 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

  4. Wow 150 entries, sugoi desune!
    That is so encouraging too. Good job everyone and keep it up the good work!

    So good luck to everyone

    November 4, 2013 at 11:31 am

  5. Hi Alan,
    Awesome round up!
    Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event.
    mui

    November 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

  6. Good grief! Browsing through all these pictures, can’t believe these are made from home kitchens! So yummy!

    November 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

  7. Thanks for the hard work of compiling all these wonderful recipes Alan. Will be posting this up on my Pinterest and hopefully people interested in making Japanese food will get inspired from here. There are so many talented bloggers out there who can cook so well and I’m really inspired to be better too. Gambateh!

    November 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  8. Hi Alan! This is amazing, a very good start to AFF. Looks like many of us have gained and learned quite a bit about Japanese cooking. Thanks to the organizers for motivating this and thanks to you for a great roundup. Domo arigato 🙂

    November 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  9. Impressive range of varieties. Thanks for organising this wonderful event.

    November 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

  10. Pingback: AFF Thailand – Pineapple Fried Rice | Feats of Feasts | A Food Blog

  11. A great round up with very tempting photos! I know where to visit if I want to cook something Japanese:D

    November 13, 2013 at 8:57 am

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