07 Mar '11, 2am

[Latest Recipe] Sukiyaki (Japanese beef hot pot)

[Latest Recipe] Sukiyaki (Japanese beef hot pot)

Recently, I have been hooked on cooking Japanese, largely because I was inspired by Cooking with Dog , a cooking channel on YouTube. The tagline of the show reads “It’s not what you think” – i.e. it’s not cooking with dog meat, but cooking with a dog as your host – the videos are narrated by a male poodle named Francis in perfect Japanese-accented English. While the real cook (a human, in case you are wondering) is demonstrating how to cook the dish, Francis sits obediently behind the counter as he “voice overs” the steps of cooking. He sounds earnest and sincere with encouraging words such as “It’s so easy, even a dog can do it ” (aww). With so many cooking videos out there, trust the Japanese to be one step ahead in terms of creativity in their presentation to stand out among the rest. Of course, this wackiness will not hold on its own had the recipes not been rock solid...

Full article: http://www.noobcook.com/sukiyaki/

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