Win a Copy of JapanEasy Cookbook

Japaneasy Spicy One Hour Ramen

We have several copies of JapanEasy: Classic and Modern Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home by Tim Anderson up for grabs to SeeJapan readers!

Japanese food: known the world over for its emphasis on rare, top-quality ingredients, precise cooking techniques, and adherence to traditions dating back centuries. That’s the enduring image of Japanese food, anyway. But the truth is that cooking Japanese food at home is easy!

Masterchef champion Tim Anderson is on a mission to prove that literally anyone can cook Japanese food. Contrary to popular belief, many recipes require no specialist ingredients at all and most products can be found at your local supermarket. In fact, you only need seven essential ingredients for your basic Japanese pantry (soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, dashi, sake, miso and rice, in case you were wondering!).

With the ever-growing popularity of rice and noodles, now is the perfect time to learn to knock up some of your favourite Japanese dishes at home. In JapanEasy, Tim will introduce you to the world of Japanese cooking via some of its most accessible (but authentic) dishes, showing you how the eat-out Japanese dishes you know and love but shy away from attempting to recreate at home are actually surprisingly easy to conjure up by yourself.JapanEasy Gyoza

Starting with basic sauces and marinades that easily 'Japanify' any meal, Tim moves onto firm favourites such as gyoza, sushi, ramen and tempura. He also introduces readers to new and lesser-known dishes they will love including Japanese twists on potato salad, croquettes and a ‘carbonara’ that will change your life. None of the recipes cheat with inadequate substitutions for obscure ingredients - this is the real deal.

Stand-out recipes from the book include Tim’s One-Hour Spicy Miso Ramen, Chicken Katsu Curry, Gyoza, Sweet Miso-Glazed Aubergine (one of our favourites!), Stir-Fried Pork with Ginger Sauce, Crab Cream Croquettes, Tempura, Sweet Miso-Grilled Cod, and Matcha Mascarpone Pots. 

If you are looking for fun, simple, quick and - most importantly - delicious and authentic Japanese dishes that you can whip up on weekday nights, then look no further than JapanEasy!

We have several free copies of JapanEasy: Classic and Modern Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home to give away. All you have to do to win is email and tell us your name and address and who you’d most like to cook a JapanEasy weeknight dinner for! We will randomly select the winner on the 14th December, and post the book the following week. Good luck!
Can't wait to get your hands on the book? Then why not check out a couple of these quick recipe hack videos taught by Tim himself! Learn to make Sweet Miso-Glazed Aubergine or master how to roll a sushi roll or fold up the edges of gyoza like a pro.


Sweet Miso-Glazed Aubergine

JapanEasy Sushi

JapanEasy Gyoza


About the Author

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tim Anderson studied Japanese food culture at university and lived in Japan for two years. After moving to London, he won MasterChef in 2011,a feat which catapulted him into a position as one of the UK’s most prominent voices on Japanese food. He has operated the pop-up Japanese restaurant Nanban since 2013. Tim’s restaurant of the same name opened in the heart of Brixton at the end of 2015, and has been widely supported by critics and customers alike. Tim was voted one of the ‘Top 12 Chefs in London’ by Time Out in 2016.

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