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Category Archives: Japanese Food

Him-and-Her Onigiri Breakfast

Onigiri, or Japanese rice ball, is so versatile You can stuff it with filling. You can wrap it with seaweed. Or you can decorate it to make it look like you! I just used whatever I happened to have in the fridge. It was a lot of fun creating these. Miso soup with lots of […]

Yakisoba Fried Noodles with Tofu, Chinese Chives, and Sprouts

Yakisoba time! Chinese chives from the local farmers market. Mung bean sprouts also from the farmers market. I didn’t cook much even when I was old enough, because I always lived with my mother and she was a fantastic cook. But yakisoba was probably one of the dishes I would make myself as a teen […]

Buckwheat Savory Pancakes

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

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

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

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.