Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Layered Pancakes) – the ultimate savory pancake complete with cabbage, bacon, noodles, shrimp, and egg. So yummy!
Okonomiyaki, savory Japanese Cabbage Pancakes topped with shrimps, bacon, and a variety of sprinkles. Delicious slathered with mayonnaise and okonomiyaki sauce.
These Brown Rice Sushi rolls with cucumber, asparagus, and crab sticks are a healthier alternative to regular white rice sushi. They are just as tasty.
Asparagus Scrambled Eggs Chirashi Sushi – simple and tasty scattered sushi with seasonal asparagus, mushrooms, and eggs. Perfect for lunch!
Easy and delicious Chirashi zushi topped with nori, shredded egg, tofu pockets, seasoned mushrooms, sliced green beans, lox, and fish roe.
Quick, easy, and tasty Miso Soup with wakame (seaweed), tofu, and green onions. Step-by-step instructions included for homemade dashi stock in related post.
Ume Somen with Edamame and Shrimps – a light and tasty dish featuring plum flavored soft wheat noodles in a clear dashi broth.
Siblings can be so similar and yet so different. This is true also of maki (sushi rolls). You have met Futomaki, the fat younger brother. Today, you will get to meet the thinner elder brother, Hosomaki. They both have the same nori (seaweed) wrapping on the outside and a layer of vinegared rice on the…
Make your own fresh and delicious Futomaki – Thick Sushi Rolls with lox, avocado, and cucumber. Detailed step-by-step pictorial instructions.
Fabulous tri-colored Neapolitan Kasutera (Neapolitan Castella) with chocolate, honey, and strawberry flavored cakes baked in a single pan.
This lovely Matcha Kasutera (Green Tea Castella) is a must try. Its delicate texture and wonderful flavor is a real treat served with a cup of tea.
Honey Kasutera (Honey Castella) – fine textured Japanese sponge cake raised solely by egg foam. Only 4 ingredients – eggs, sugar, bread flour, and honey.
Warm and comforting Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot) with kabocha squash, thinly sliced pork, napa cabbage and tofu. Perfect for the cooler months!
The temperature dipped to the twenties this past weekend and the snow came sooner than expected. We were out shopping at the mall when the snow started to fall. We quickly made our final purchases and scrambled home. Come Sunday morning, there were three inches of white pristine snow on the ground. We woke up…
Not too long ago, I chance upon this book, Japan Country Living: Spirit, Tradition, Style at our local library. It is a very interesting book with a glimpse into the daily lives of the Japanese people in the countryside, far away from the fast-paced, high-tech modern cities we so often associate Japan with. The pictures…
Mild and delicious Japanese Curry Rice made from scratch using curry powder, garam masala, tomato sauce, thick Worcestershire sauce, and rice flour.
Treat family and friends to some delicious homemade green tea or matcha ice cream. This simple recipe is eggless and uses Japanese powdered green tea.
Soft, white Tau Sar Bao with red bean paste filling makes a delicious breakfast or snack. Add some powdered green tea to make Matcha Anpan.
A tender steamed cake made with light and fluffy kabocha squash, raisins, and walnuts. It is delicious served with fresh fruits and green tea.
Donburi is a Japanese rice bowl dish. Hot steaming rice is place in the bowl topped with fish, meat, or vegetables. The flavorful meat and vegetable juices are absorbed into the rice making it all the more tasty. The toppings need not be fancy. In fact, a simple soft cooked egg drizzled with soy sauce…
We love noodles and eat them several times a week. My pantry is always stocked with all kinds of dried noodles and often times I would have fresh noodles either in the fridge or freezer. A trip to the Asian market is a must when my stock is low. Rice noodles, egg noodles, sweet potato…