Rachel and I bought this Chinese-translated Japanese cookbook,高橋美起陪你來吃丼飯 that boasts of many recipes for 30minutes, easy-to-cook, delicious meals.

We tried whipping up a few items from the book for a quick meal. Needless to say, Rachel was the one who did the cooking while I did the eating.

Whipping up a meal with the cookbook

Whipping up a meal with the cookbook

Japanese beef stew

Japanese beef stew

Japanese tofu

Japanese tofu

Dinner is served

Dinner is served

How did the food taste?

I am pretty sure Rachel did her best in following the recipes. While the food was palatable, they are probably not what we would want to eat on a daily basis.

Conclusion: There is really no short cut to a delicious meal. 🙂

Nonetheless, the cookbook should still come in useful for many time-starved dual-income working class families in Singapore. It is easy to read and follow with cute illustrations.