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Banh Mi Sushi Roll
バインミー寿司ロール

I just love the flavor and texture combination used for Banh Mi sandwich, and that was the inspiration for this sushi roll. Homemade seitan steak and fresh crispy veggies are the stars of this roll. But the supporting actors are also important. I hope everyone had a good start of the week.

Veggie Noodles with Sweet and Spicy Glaze
餡掛け野菜麺

As I said before many times, I love noodles. Noodles. Zucchini and eggplant. Sweet and spicy glaze. YUM!

Mapo Tofu Ramen
麻婆豆腐ラーメン

I love Mapo Tofu, and I love ramen. So this is a no-brainer for me! The soup was made with slightly burned and caramelized onions and garlic, water, Kombu seaweed, soy sauce, salt, sugar, and hot pepper flakes (picture above). The main ingredients of the “meat” part of this “Mapo” were tempeh and mushrooms. This […]

Supreme Veggie Curry
特上ベジインドカレー

When I go to an Indian restaurant, I have a hard time deciding which curry to order. Eggplant is one of my favorite veggies. Cauliflower curry is also great. But it’s hard to say “no” to chickpea curry either. So when I made curry at home, I decided to put all my favorites in it. […]

Bhelpuri Lettuce Wraps
ベルプリレタスラップ

It’s always fun to check out an ethnic grocery store. But the experience gets better when you go with someone who is familiar with their food. A few weeks ago I got to go to an Indian grocery store with my neighbor friend, D, and I had a blast! It was so nice to have […]

Vegan Bibimbap
Ⅴビビンバ

Vegans and plant-eaters. Who is tired of “subtraction” vegan dishes? Well, I am. You go to a restaurant. Find a dish that says “vegan upon request” and ask about it. Your server tells you it’s “no problem” to make the dish vegan. They will just remove this, this, this, and that. So you’ll end up […]

Kabocha Thai Green Curry
かぼちゃタイカレー

The first time I tried Thai curry with Kabocha squash in it, I fell in love. The sweet and soft squash was just perfect in the creamy spicy soup. The restaurant that I know serves Kabocha Thai curry is a bit far from our house, and I’ve also learned that it may not be vegan; […]

L-Style Dan Dan Noodle Soup
Lスタイル担々麺

Dan dan noodle soup is rich, spicy, flavorful, and warm. Noodle soup makes you warm, but dan dan noodle soup seems to make you particularly warm, maybe because of the spiciness and the richness in the flavor combination. The traditional dan dan noodle soup has spicy ground meat as the main topping. My version has […]

Pineapple Fried Rice
パイナップルライス

Our neighbor friend brought us this beautiful pineapple the other day. I waited for a few days until it became ripe. I initially thought about making a pineapple upside-down cake because we just got coconut ice cream from my father-in-law. A pineapple cake and coconut ice cream together sound like a dream treat! (My father-in-law […]

PB Bahn Mi Sandwich
バインミーサンドイッチ

There are so many awesome Vietnamese dishes, but Bahn Mi is one of my favorites. So when I made my first Seitan steak, I thought this would be a perfect way to enjoy my “meat”. For a good Bahn Mi you need a lot of fresh veggies, in my opinion. Pan-fried seitan. Doesn’t look great? […]