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Category Archives: Japanese Food

Curry Buns

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Shoyu Ramen

Ramen has become super popular in the U.S. the last several years. I am loving the trend, but unfortunately it’s still challenging to find vegan ramen. I have tried vegan ramen at some ramen shops, and while I appreciate their effort, there have been only a few times I truly enjoyed. So when I want […]

Onigirazu Rice Sandwich

This style of rice sandwich became extremely popular in Japan about five years ago. It’s called “Onigirazu.” At that time it seemed that everyone in Japan was making this. I’m always a bit behind of trends, and now five years later I made my first Onigirazu. You can basically use anything you like once you […]

Miso Homemade Noodle Soup

I love almost any type of noodle soup. But miso noodle soup has a special spot in my heart. As my hometown in Japan is famous for dark miso noodle soup, I grew up eating it a lot. When I made homemade pasta, it looked like the noodles that were used for the miso noodle […]