Here is our 5-day quarantine Lunch and Dinner meal plan. Cooking 3 meals a day while working and home schooling takes a toll. Remember to take time to breathe, take a walk in your neighborhood, give yourself a break and order in. Don’t forget to check out our Tokyo Quarantine Meal Plan Week 1. Delivery options at the bottom of the post. Do you have one to add? Please leave a comment below. Stay Safe!
Pantry & Refrigerator Essentials:
- All purpose flour
- Bread flour
- Dry yeast
- Ground Beef
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Fish cake
- Raw Salmon
- Raw Tuna
- Rack of Lamb
- Yakitori Skewers
- Bell Peppers
Gyudon (Beef Rice Bowl)
Love thinly sliced marinated beef over rice. Recipe (includes egg) at Just One Cookbook.
Simple Chicken Teriyaki Recipe that kids will love. Get the Recipe –>
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Homemade pizzas! Get kids to make their own! Kale, tomato, garlic, Camembert Cheese for adults and tomato, pineapple and cheese for kids (their favorite). Recipe on the blog. . https://bestlivingjapan.com/tokyo-quarantine-meal-plan-week-2/ . #tokyoquarantine #quarantinemeals #isolationcooking #isolationwithkids #homecooking #cookingwithkids
Recipe for Pizza Dough:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 3/4 tsp dry yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- Select your own Toppings
Combine flours and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup lukewarm tap water, yeast and olive oil then pour into the flour mixture. Knead with hands until well combined then let rest for 15 minutes. Cut into 2 equal pieces (or 3 equal pieces for 3 different pizzas) and shape each into a ball. Place on floured surface and cover with dampened cloth. Let rise for 3-4 hours at room temp or for 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. If you refrigerate the dough, remove it up to 45 min before you begin to shape for pizza. Use your hands to stretch and shape the dough. If you like a thin crust use a rolling pin.
Preheat the oven between 250-260 degrees C. Add toppings. Place pizza in the oven. After 5 minutes of baking, check the pizza. If some spots are browning faster than the others turn the pizza. The pizza is done when the cheese is melted.
Simple recipe from JustOneCookbook. Add your own toppings. Get the Recipe –>
Yellowtail & Salmon and Tuna Poke
Super simple grilled Yellowtail. Sprinkle kosher salt on the fish and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then pat dry with a paper towel. Place on fish grill, add water to the pan then grill for 5-7 minutes on med heat. Flip and grill for an additional 5 min. Squeeze lemon and serve immediately.
Love this adjusted Salmon and Tuna Poke recipe from SeriousEats.com (I didn’t include the dried wakame and hijiki to this dish). Get the Recipe –>
Burgers / Hamburger Steak
We love the Japanese Hamburger Steak recipe from Just One Cookbook. Great for obentos, with rice or as a burger. Get the Recipe –>
Roast Rack of Lamb
Here is a simple Roast Rack of Lamb recipe that will please anyone. Ingredients: Anya potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, rosemary and garlic. Get the Recipe –>
Mentaiko / Tarako Pasta
Here is an easy Japanese pasta recipe with a creamy Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) / Tarako (non-spicy cod roe) sauce. Get the Recipe –>
We’re not allowed to use a charcoal grill on our balcony so my clever husband recently purchased this gas grill. Compact and great for our family of 4.
Gas Grill – Amazon Japan 5,470 JPY
Purchase a set of 12 gas canisters for 3,778 JPY on Amazon Japan
- Bell peppers
- Shishamo (smelt)
- Rice & Soy Sauce for Yaki onigiri
Marinate chicken with soy sauce, mirin, sake & brown sugar (yakitori recipe below). Chop vegetables into 1 inch pieces. Alternate each chicken slice with a piece of scallion then on another skewer alternate the vegetables. Get the Yakitori Recipe –>