Vegan JapanEasy

Enter our giveaway (US/UK/AU/NZ) below to win a copy of Vegan JapanEasy by Tim Anderson.

Tim Anderson has authored four titles on Japanese cuisine. His latest Vegan JapanEasy: Classic and Modern Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home is another winner. For more information on his previous titles, please see my review articles: Nanban, Japaneasy, and Tokyo Stories.

In 2011 Tim Anderson was declared the youngest winner of MasterChef at age 26. Anderson states he won partly due to his souped-up ramen with porcini-infused pork broth and lobster gyoza with black truffles that he served in the final. His passion for Japanese cuisine and his “Mad Professor” skills (a nickname given to him by one of the judges on MasterChef) make him a must-have cookbook author and chef.

Much of Japanese cuisine is essentially plant-based making it vegan-friendly. The satisfying flavors of Japan are usually based in fermented soybean and rice products, and animal products were seldom used in cooking throughout much of Japanese history.

Anderson states, “Yes, there is fish in everything, in the form of dashi, but you can easily substitute this with seaweed and mushroom-based versions that are every bit as delicious.  This book won’t so much teach you how to make dubious ‘vegan versions’ of Japanese meat and fish dishes – because it wouldn’t be good, and there’s no need!” Instead, Anderson taps into Japan’s wealth of recipes that are already vegan or very nearly vegan – so there are no sad substitutions and no shortcomings of flavor.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

The entire book is beautiful from the enticing imagery throughout to the front cover embossed with raised images to the page and fore-edges decked out in a vibrant purple. I just received the book this morning and am excited by the recipes from Rough night rice to Chocolate mousse with boozy cherries and miso-roasted pecans. Anderson’s books never disappoint.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing the materials needed for our EYBD Preview and offering three copies of this title in our giveaway below.

Thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • LeMinou  on  March 9, 2020

    Sweet onion & ginger dressing

  • lean1  on  March 9, 2020

    Deep roast sesame dressing

  • lauriesk  on  March 9, 2020

    Tofu patties (Ganmodoki)

  • hashi  on  March 9, 2020

    Japanese mushroom parcels with garlic and soy sauce!!!

  • Mtetpon  on  March 10, 2020

    anything tofu. I need to find new recipes

  • Cmoran  on  March 10, 2020

    Iced summer somen with lemon

  • kmn4  on  March 10, 2020

    Sweetcorn curry croquettes (Karē korokke)

  • mainman  on  March 10, 2020

    I’d try the curry ramen! There’s a curry ramen I love at a restaurant, but it’s far away.

  • sarahawker  on  March 10, 2020

    Grilled rice balls (Yaki-onigiri)

  • ravensfan  on  March 10, 2020

    Proper miso soup

  • lindsayjean  on  March 10, 2020

    Bloody Mariko!

  • thecharlah  on  March 10, 2020

    French onion ramen

  • patioweather  on  March 11, 2020

    vegan tamagoyaki

  • milgwimper  on  March 11, 2020

    Iced summer somen with lemon

  • eyupitsjohn  on  March 11, 2020

    Love the sound of Karē korokke

  • maci234  on  March 11, 2020

    French onion ramen

  • Plumbobmummy  on  March 11, 2020

    I’d like to try Kimchi

  • IslandgirlOK  on  March 11, 2020

    Fried tofu in dashi

  • lydiag12  on  March 12, 2020

    The grilled rice balls sound yummy so I think I’d try those first!

  • dobbin  on  March 12, 2020

    Love Japanese food – book looks amazing !

  • Shelmar  on  March 12, 2020

    Sweet miso roasted beet root

  • ElizM  on  March 12, 2020

    sweet onion and ginger dressing

  • cherthomas  on  March 12, 2020

    Sweet miso sauce

  • Dendav  on  March 12, 2020

    French Onion ramen

  • bookmark77  on  March 12, 2020

    French Onion ramen

  • SenseiHeidi  on  March 12, 2020

    Vegan Japanese mayo: does it taste like Kewpie mayo?

  • bookmark31  on  March 12, 2020

    Sweetcorn curry croquettes

  • chris2468  on  March 13, 2020

    french onion ramen

  • glally  on  March 13, 2020

    i looove Japanese cuisine. I’d love to try kimchi nabe

  • nadiashanahan  on  March 13, 2020

    I would love to try the chocolate mousse with boozy cherries. I have a sweet tooth!

  • hisforhome  on  March 13, 2020

    I’ve always wanted to try to make Kimchi

  • RickPearson54  on  March 13, 2020


  • JessHeilman  on  March 13, 2020

    Sweet corn curry croquettes. Yum!

  • flossy1  on  March 13, 2020

    Roasted red pepper nigiri (Nigirizushi 1)

  • Roosta  on  March 13, 2020

    Curry soup broth

  • bookmark58  on  March 13, 2020

    Grilled rice balls

  • Shelley.b  on  March 13, 2020

    Sweet onion & ginger dressing

  • LaurenE  on  March 13, 2020

    Deep roast sesame dressing

  • Laura1  on  March 14, 2020

    Sweet miso roasted beet root

  • mnhemphill  on  March 14, 2020


  • dobbin  on  March 15, 2020

    Vegan Japanese mayo

  • Dannausc  on  March 15, 2020

    Citrus-pickled radishes

  • lindaindc  on  March 15, 2020

    I want to try Japanese curry and see how it is different.

  • choppergirl  on  March 15, 2020

    French onion ramen

  • janv  on  March 15, 2020

    Vegetable tempura

  • jd5761  on  March 15, 2020

    Grilled rice balls or Yaki Onigiri for me

  • Siegal  on  March 16, 2020

    I want to make kimchi!

  • Bellroyd  on  March 16, 2020

    Grilled rice balls

  • trueblonde  on  March 17, 2020

    Rough night rice sounds yummy but I will try lots more as Japanese food is awesome and so many different flavours

  • Kabikaj  on  March 17, 2020

    Curry ramen

  • NickMo80  on  March 17, 2020

    Vegetable tempura for sure – love it!

  • MrRichTea  on  March 17, 2020

    French onion ramen

  • prettypistol  on  March 18, 2020

    my boys love ramen

  • benbnt  on  March 18, 2020

    Japanese mushroom parcels

  • sweir1  on  March 18, 2020

    french onion ramen please

  • whitbysi  on  March 18, 2020

    The curry roux!

  • floridagld  on  March 18, 2020

    Love curry too. Therefore, I would try Japanese Curry Roux first.

  • ceejayen  on  March 18, 2020

    Shiitake pickled in soy sauce

  • ccav  on  March 18, 2020

    Crispy fried aubergine with spicy miso sauce….Yum!

  • RuthHarwood  on  March 19, 2020

    Grilled rice balls

  • TAYLACOURTICE  on  March 19, 2020

    tofu patties

  • BenMini  on  March 19, 2020

    vegan Japanese mayo

  • Lora724  on  March 19, 2020

    Teriyaki-roasted carrots (AKA best carrots ever).

  • Slwscout  on  March 20, 2020

    any of the curries

  • sammii04  on  March 21, 2020

    Oh this all sounds so delicious! I’m a veggie and Japanese food is my favourite. Spicy avocado crunch roll sounds lovely.

  • danisgooder  on  March 22, 2020

    all of them!

  • maggz19671  on  March 22, 2020

    Iced summer somen looks devine

  • Chartlage  on  March 22, 2020

    Teriyaki roasted carrots?! Sounds delicious!

  • Jesmondgirl  on  March 23, 2020

    I would try triple seaweed dashi.

  • Aminata95  on  March 23, 2020

    Tofu patties (Ganmodoki)

  • GrooveHeart  on  March 23, 2020

    Cauliflower Katsu Curry

  • verorenee  on  March 23, 2020

    probably the curry ramen

  • Greentea  on  March 24, 2020

    Japanese curry roux . I really love Japanese curry and would love to know how to make my own.

  • vhfvhf  on  March 24, 2020

    pesto udon

  • BatshevaR  on  March 24, 2020

    cauliflower katsu curry

  • Sand9  on  March 25, 2020

    Cauliflower Katsu Curry x

  • bopper  on  March 25, 2020

    sweet miso sauce

  • InAHealthyKitchen  on  March 26, 2020

    Toasted Kombu Dashi

  • maritzabaez  on  March 26, 2020

    Sweet onion & ginger dressing

  • Cosmo  on  March 26, 2020

    My brother has lived in Japan 30 years. I want to share vegan versions of what he likes while he goes through chemotherapy

  • Louyoga  on  March 27, 2020

    Definitely the toasted kombu dashi – it’s a foundation for so many Japanese dishes!

  • Elve56  on  March 28, 2020

    Crispy fried aubergine with spicy miso sauce- My homemade miso should be ready just as eggplants are in season locally

  • aimeeq111  on  March 28, 2020

    So many amazing choices!!! I’d try the Katsu Curry or the Pesto Udon.

  • Kaseyvclark  on  March 29, 2020

    The Kimchi Miso Hotpot is what I would make first. I am newly obsessed with this versatile and zesty cabbage. I made black bean kimchi quesadillas for dinner tonight!

  • sequoia55  on  March 29, 2020

    French onion ramen

  • t.t  on  March 29, 2020


  • clairew137  on  March 29, 2020

    Sweetcorn curry croquettes

  • Mimmi  on  March 29, 2020

    Sweet onion & ginger dressing

  • debbiehb  on  March 29, 2020

    Triple sesame edamame

  • LucyFives  on  March 29, 2020

    Cauliflower katsu curry – sounds delicious

  • Mercator  on  March 29, 2020

    Kimichi Miso Hot Pot . mmmmmmm

  • shahedc  on  March 29, 2020

    Rendang tok

  • ChefYvonne  on  March 29, 2020

    Vegan Japanese mayo. I’ve always loved kewpie mayo and to be able to make a vegan version would be wonderful.

  • Hannaha100  on  March 30, 2020

    Crispy fried aubergine with spicy miso sauce

  • Emanny  on  March 30, 2020

    Teriyaki-roasted carrots (AKA best carrots ever)

  • TanyaD  on  March 30, 2020

    Japanese curry roux (AKA not katsu sauce)

  • RSW  on  March 30, 2020

    Sweet potato with truffled ponzu

  • Foodycat  on  March 31, 2020

    Crispy fried aubergine with spicy miso sauce – sounds like a new take on my favourite nasu dengaku

  • itadakimasu  on  March 31, 2020

    tofu patties

  • NaomiH  on  March 31, 2020

    Sweetcorn curry croquettes (Karē korokke)

  • kimbolarson  on  March 31, 2020

    Teriyaki-roasted carrots aka best carrots ever, naturally.

  • dmco6863  on  April 1, 2020

    Shiitake, onion & potato stew

  • Jodie1094  on  April 1, 2020

    French onion ramen

  • jamston  on  April 3, 2020

    Soy sauce butterscotch brownies

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