The Manga Cookbook

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SKU: 9784921205072

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About The Manga Cookbook

The Manga Cookbook features original manga illustrations by Chihiro Hattori.

Reading manga sure can make a person hungry! Food appears frequently in Japanese comics, but what exactly is it that the characters are eating? The Manga Cookbook is an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing simple Japanese dishes using ingredients found in every Western kitchen.

Learn to identify and make the same things you see in all your favorite manga: authentic onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (skewered chicken), oshinko (pickled vegetables), udon (Japanese noodles), okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) and many others! Includes sections on how to assemble bento boxed lunches and properly use chopsticks.

The 27 recipes included in The Manga Cookbook range from traditional to more modern Japanese dishes, and all of them were hand-picked by certified nutritionist and chef Yoko Ishihara to be just as nutritious as they are fun to make. Each major recipe also contains cultural notes, different variations you can try and, of course, references to manga that feature the foods. Soon, you too can enjoy a meal fit for a manga character!


  • Publisher: JAPANIME
  • Media: How To
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 7+
  • Release Date: 7/28/2008
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.6

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Fun cook book.


This is a fun and amusing little cook book. I used to learn about japanese cooking.