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Readers are guided through the cookbook by three cartoon characters: a young girl, Miyuki, who calls herself the kitchen sensei; Hiroshi, her boyfriend who likes to eat; and the feline-like mascot, Coo, identified as the book's culinary mastermind. In addition to recipes, more information about many of the dishes and ingredients are presented through Miyuki's notes. --San Francisco Chronicle
After many of the recipes is additional information, often quite fascinating, about the dishes and ingredients. You will learn plenty of Japanese culinary terms as well as elements of Japanese culture. --Richard Auffrey, The Passionate Foodie,
A "Top 10 Popular Paperbacks" selection for 2011 --American Library Association
CHIHIRO HATTORI is best known as the artist whose delightful illustrations in Manga University's Kanji de Manga series have taught thousands of students how to read and write Japanese. An avid cook, she created some of the cute bento designs in this book, and has been known to sneak an Usagi Ringo or two into the lunch her husband carries to work.
Great starter book for people to learn simple dishes. Have used it several times and people are pleasantly surprised at how good the food turned out.Published 15 days ago by Kevin
Got this for a friend for his birthday, he loved it, said he cant wait to try out the recipes. I liked it so much, I think I'm gonna order myself one too!Published 21 days ago by CherryByte
I have always wanted to try "authentic" Japanese food. Funding for a trip to Japan being unsuccessful, this is perfect! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erica Anthony
I love this book, its so cute and has pictures of manga teaching you how to make traditional cooking. Its cute and I love it. Very easy to follow and fun!Published 1 month ago by Lulu
Very nice little book for bento box beginners like me!
The pictures are very cute, and the recipes seem easy to do.
I can't wait to make many cute little meals~
I wish this had more to it, the book was small in size and page wise but otherwise completely awesome. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marissa Powers
This cook book is adorable! It's like reading a manga; the way the characters guide you. These are fairly simple recipes but they can inspire great ideas. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laura
Very simple step by step recipes, and each one well illustrated with hands on anime art. Informative, with comical art. Love it!Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Was expecting more recipes. Just didn't give us enough to work with because we already knew the basics.Published 3 months ago by Kairi Serene