Sunt din Sibiu, Romania şi locuiesc de câţiva ani în Japonia. Îmi place să încerc reţete simple, gustoase şi mai ales variate, din bucătăria internaţională.Gătitul poate fi o modalitate de exprimare a creativitaţii, o bucurie făcută celor din jur, tot ce contează e să îţi placă să găteşti şi să nu-ţi fie teamă să încerci ceva nou, să combini ingrediente.Când am ajuns în Japonia în urmă cu 5 ani, prietenii mei japonezi mă tot întrebau ce mâncăruri româneşti sunt cunoscute în lume. N-am ştiut ce să răspund, deoarece prin Europa poate lumea a mai auzit de sarmale cu mămăliguţă, dar în zona asta de lume prea puţin se ştie despre mâncarea românească. Apoi pe măsură ce am încercat mâncăruri din diverse tări, am devenit conştientă de faptul că avem mâncăruri cu un gust interesant, care ar fi păcat să nu fie cunoscute de alţii.

Aşa că, iată tentativa mea de-a face cunoscută mâncarea românească japonezilor, dar şi cea japoneză (şi nu numai) românilor.

I’m from Sibiu, Romania, and I’ve been living in Japan for the past few years. I like trying recipes from all over the world that are easy to make, tasty and anyone could try.Cooking can be a way of expressing creativity, a joy for our dear ones, all that matters is that you like cooking and are not afraid of trying a new dish, of mixing ingredients.When I arrived in Japan 5 years ago, my Japanese friends kept asking me what Romanian food is famous all over the world. Nothing came to my mind, as I think maybe in Europe people might have heard about the Romanian cabbage rolls with polenta, but in this part of the world I doubt people have heard of any Romanian recipe. Then as I tasted food from different countries I realized our dishes have an interesting taste and it would be a pity if other people didn’t know them.

So, here’s my attempt to make Romanian cuisine known in Japan, but also the Japanese cuisine (and others) known to Romanians.

  1. Ciao Raveca,
    Mi-ai facut pofta cand am vazut cum ai pregatit merele umplute si supa de legume. Poti sa-mi dai si reteta de supa? Arata delicios. Si melodia lui Iulian a fost foarte relaxanta si faina.
    Felicitari amandurora,
    pa, pa

    • Ciao, Adriana.
      Ma bucur ca ti s-au parut interesante retetele.
      Supa se face in felul urmator:
      Legumele (pun ce am in casa, de data asta am pus ceapa, morcovi, dovlecel, varza, cartofi) si carnea de porc (aici se gaseste feliata subtire, dupa cum ai vazut si in videoclip, si fierbe rapid) se calesc in putin ulei, se adauga apa, se lasa la fiert, iar in final sos de rosii (se mai lasa putin la fiert), iar dupa ce opresc focul adaug tarhon (din otet) si un ou, sare si vegeta.
      Astept poze cand faci. 🙂

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope you stop by again sometime!


  3. Hello Raveca, You look beautiful in kimono. We, non-Japanese would like to learn about Romanian food too! So, what takes you to Japan… what part of Japan. Growing in Japan and having links and friends to the country, I consider myself half Japanese. 😀 Fae.

    • Hello Fae.
      Thanks for stopping by and for your nice words.
      You have a very interesting blog, too, keep it up.
      I am here in Japan (I live in Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo), teaching English, and so far I have enjoyed the Japanese cuisine so much I thought it would be a pity not to have it somehow recorded (other than in a recipe notebook 🙂 ). And Japanese people seem to be very interested in tasting food from all over the world, so I thought my blog could give them a glimpse of the Romanian cuisine, too.

  4. – When I was an expat in Japan, my son attended ASIJ 1994~1995 8th grade, which happens to be in your neck of the woods in Japan.
    – Japanese cuisine has many varieties and also some distinct by prefecture/island. Recording their recipe not only give you a good references for later, but also how you came across them would be a nostalgic diary. Looking forward to see both Japanese and Romanian yummy posts. 😀

  5. I absolutely love Japan! Enjoy your stay there – how many more years will you be there? I was there for 12 years. Absolutely love it. Your blog is awesome and you’re so talented (love the bags!) Look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

    • Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.
      I have been here for 7 years now. I haven’t decided how much longer I’ll stay here yet, but I enjoy life in Japan a lot! It’s a great culture and experimenting a different culture has many benefits!

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