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Category Archives: Japanese Food

Buckwheat Savory Pancakes
そば粉お好み焼き

My experiment with buckwheat flour continues. This time I decided to make Japanese style savory pancakes, Okonomi-yaki. The pancakes were packed with a lot of vegetables, including cabbage, scallion, corn, and Edamame. Served with Okonomi-yaki sauce, homemade vegan mayo, chopped scallion, and kimchi. Super tasty!!

Matcha and Coffee Daifuku
クリームチーズ餡入り抹茶・コーヒー大福

I always keep a can of sweet red beans in my pantry. It’s my favorite, and I know once I open a can, I will have a hard time stopping eating the whole thing. So I resist it as long as I can. Last weekend I was finally ready to have some, and after giving […]

Vegetable Potstickers
もちもち皮で野菜餃子

This week has been a bit difficult week for me. My energy was low, and I didn’t have a lot of motivation to cook after work. I ate spaghetti four nights in a row, and none of them were great… Then, today I had this idea of making potstickers from scratch. It just came to […]

Curry Buns
オーブン・カレーパン

Curry bun is one of popular stuffed buns in Japan. I made a big pot of curry, so I thought it was time to make some. Curry buns are traditionally deep-fried, but I decided to bake them in the oven this time. Very happy with the result.

Summer Noodles
冷やし中華

One of my favorite summer dishes. Cold Chinese noodles with sweet “eggs” and various veggies. Served with sweet and sour sauce. So refreshing and super tasty!

Melon Bread: Matcha & Raspberry
メロンパン:抹茶&ラズベリー

Melon bread is a popular Japanese bread. This is basically a sweet bun with crunchy cookie-like top. I’ve talked about melon bread before. Orange Melon Bread. Vanilla and Raspberry. Lemon. The type of this bread is called melon bread (my mother always makes them with melon flavor), but you can make them with any flavor […]

Almond Tofu
アーモンド豆腐

Remember my first homemade tofu, Sunflower Tofu? Well, I liked it so much that I decided to make tofu again. This time, an almond version. It’s so easy to make, and it turns out great this time too. Very creamy and smooth.

Zen Soba Soup
ZEN 蕎麦

A bowl of soba noodle soup always makes me smile. First soba noodles. And then soup. But after that you can just add whatever you like. Lucky me, I had some homemade sunflower seed tofu. I hope everyone had a good start of the week.

Fried “Fish” Onigirazu Rice Sandwich
V”魚”フライおにぎらず

Remember I made Onigirazu rice sandwich the other day? It was such a big hit at our house, I decided to make another one. I thought the vegan fried “fish” would perfect to put in this rice sandwich. This time I put too much inside the Nori seaweed sheet, and I was afraid that it […]

Fried Rice with Watermelon Pickles
西瓜ピクルス炒飯

Fried rice with homemade watermelon pickles. Well, technically rice was fried with watermelon pickles, scrambled tofu, and Japanese Shiso basil. I really enjoyed the crunchy texture of the pickles. You don’t have to do this, but I like to serve my fried rice shaped like this. This is how I remember a lot of Chinese […]