You can easily prepare a variety of dishes in the campervan and enjoy meals according to your schedule, making the most of your road trip time.

A campervan has a bed, living space, and kitchen inside the car. You can drive to enjoy local delicacies, buy food and cook it yourself in the car’s kitchen, or easily enjoy both cooking for yourself and eating out, depending on your mood of the day. In a campervan equipped with gas stove, sink, refrigerator, microwave,and other cooking facilities, self-cooking is a great way to save on food costs.

If you decide on a menu in advance according to the car’s kitchen facilities, you can enjoy cooking efficiently.

Enjoy Cooking in a Campervan

“What kind of food can I cook in a campervan?” In this blog, we will introduce the cooking situation of camper vans, how to easily enjoy cooking, and points to keep in mind when cooking.

If you want to enjoy cooking in a campervan, you can easily cook a small meal, or you can enjoy a party with an authentic menu. Let’s talk about a few things to keep in mind before cooking in the campervan, and then let’s make some simple and delicious dishes!

If you can boil water, you can enjoy a variety of foods and drinks in the car.  For example, cup noodles  can become a solid meal If you can boil water, you can also enjoy coffee or tea.

Food can be stored in the refrigerator,  can be heated on the stove, and dishes can be washed in the car, making it comfortable even on rainy days.

However, the interior of the car is small, and odors and fumes can easily escape, so care should be taken especially when handling gas. If you use a fire in the car, be sure to take ventilation measures, such as opening the windows, to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Now Let’s explore easy and tasty foods we can cook in the campervan!

 

Easy Cooking Ideas on your Road Trip in Japan

 

 ① Tuna Cucumber Mayo Sandwich

When you want to make a quick breakfast or lunch, cooking without fire is easy and recommended. If you keep ingredients  in the refrigerator, you can just sandwich them between bread and have them ready to go. If you use vegetables and seasonings unique to Japan, It will be even more fun!  To enjoy your time during the day, let’s make lunch as quick and tasty as possible!

Ingredients for 2 people:

Bread x4 slices
Canned tuna in oil x2
Cucumber x1
Mayonnaise some
Black pepper some

How to Make:

1.Cut cucumber into thin slices and place in a bowl.
2.Add 2 cans of tuna and mix.
3.Add some Mayonaise and Black Pepper and mix.
4.Place the filling on the bread, press it with another bread, cut and serve!

 

②  Pancakes with Grilled Apples

Making Pancakes are not difficult in Campervans. How about adding sweet grilled apples on the side?

Ingredients for 2 people:

Pancake mix 1pack
Milk
Butter
………………………………..
Apple x1
Coconut oil
………………………………..
Walnut
Cinnamon powder
Honey

How to Make:

1.Add milk to pancake mix and mix well.
2.Melt butter in a frying pan, add pancake mix and cook well on both sides.                                                  3.Cut the apples into pieces and fry them well in the pan with coconut oil.                                                      4.When ready to serve, top with crushed walnuts, cinnamon powder and honey.

 

③  Tempura Udon

One of Japanese Traditional Noodle dishes that continue to be enjoyed by everyone, Udon, topped with Tempura. It can be made so easily with Super Market items.

Ingredients for 2 people:

Udon Noodle x2
Tempura
Onsen Egg (hot spring soft boiled egg)   x2
Nori (Dried Cut Seaweed)

Soup:
Water (hot/cold)
Mentsuyu (Udon Soup Base)
Chopped Green Onion

How to Make:

1.Boil water in a pot and cook Udon Noodle for a couple of minutes.
2.Put Mentsuyu in a Bowl,  pour some hot/cold water until your desired flavor and stir.
3.Sprinkle green onions on top of the soup.
4.Remove Udon Noodles from the pot and place on a dish.
5.Top with Tempura, Onsen Egg, Nori.
6.You can either dip the Udon in the soup or Pour the soup over the Udon.

Enjoy!

 

With a Travellers Autobarn campervan, you can enjoy cooking on your trip, while free to decide what kind of food you enjoy and what time and where you eat.

KUGA Campervan is equipped with two cassette stoves, a refrigerator, microwave, and a full set of cooking utensils! We hope you will enjoy cooking delicious meals in your campervan and make it one of the memorable parts of your trip!

About the Author

Mayumi

I love nature and travel. I have lived and traveled in some countries and seen many cultures. I would love to share stories of Japan so that visitors can learn more about this wonderful and unique culture and have an unforgettable and enjoyable trip.

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