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I love the Chicken or Shrimp Osaka at Noodle Express (Mustard Seed) so I tried many recipes (actually 5!!!) before deciding on this recipe.

Grilled Chicken Skewers for Chicken Osaka

Grilled Chicken Osaka

Brown Rice

Fresh Cabbage Blend

Ginger and Mint Tea

Chicken, vegetables and Osaka Sauce for Chicken Osaka


Chicken Osaka (Mustard Seed)

1 ½ – 2 lbs. chicken (cut up into bite sizes), shrimp, or beef.  Can leave meat home.


1/3  C Orange Juice

3 T Balsamic Vinegar

3 T grated ginger

1 ½  T soy sauce

1 ½  T Dijon mustard

1 ½  T sugar

1+ clove minced garlic

½ C Canola Oil

Combine all ingredients in blender except oil.

Blend until smooth.

Slowly drizzle in oil to emulsify.

Place 1 1/3 + Cups into labeled sandwich bag.

Osaka Sauce:

4 ½ T soy sauce

¾  C lemon juice

4  T sugar

3 T Rice Vinegar

3 T Coleman’s dry mustard

3 T dark sesame oil

½  C  Canola or Vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients in blender except Canola oil.

Blend until smooth.

Slowly drizzle in oil to emulsify.

Place 1 ¼ + Cups into labeled sandwich bag.

At Home:

Thaw meat, marinade and sauce.

Add meat to marinade. (Can be done in morning)

Make rice of your choice.

Heat oiled wok or pan to medium High.

Add chicken without marinade.

When browned, add marinade to pan.

When cooked take off heat.

Serve Osaka sauce (room temperature) in individual bowls for dipping or in a small pitcher for pouring over the meal.

This is best served with fresh grated or finely chopped vegetables over hot rice with meat on top.

Use any Vegetables of your choice:  zucchini, cabbage, carrots, onions, ginger

For fun, serve with tea and chopsticks!

t = teaspoon, T=tablespoon, C=cup

Ginger and Mint Tea

This is a blend that is very good at settling upset stomachs.

Take about 2 inches of ginger and cut into fat slices.

Cut a branch of mint from your garden.

Boil both together in 1 quart of water for 20 minutes.

Strain into a container to put into the refrigerator.

While still hot, stir in honey to sweeten, to taste.

Serve hot as is or put into refrigerator for ice tea.

Cabbage Blend

Cabbage, thinly sliced

Cucumbers, diced

Carrots thinly sliced or grated