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Category Archives: Noodles/Pasta

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.

Spicy Mango Pad Thai Spaghetti
スパイシーマンゴーパッタイスパゲッティ

Happy Wednesday! I started doing meal-prep a few weekends ago, and I’m loving it. It makes it so much easier to prepare weekday meals. Healthier. And less stress. However, it usually becomes challenging to create dinner that doesn’t make you feel like you are eating the same things over and over. I got to come […]

Shoyu Ramen
醤油ラーメン

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 […]

Fourth of July Pasta
アメリカ独立記念日パスタ

Many fellow food bloggers are always so prepared for a big event like this, and they have an appropriate post ready first thing in the morning. Me? Well, I’m always a bit late. This time, however, I started thinking about what to make for Fourth of July about a week ago, but I just couldn’t […]

Homemade Herbed Fettuccini and Garlic Mushroom Medley
手打ちハーブフェットチーネとガーリックきのこ

Last time when I made homemade pasta, it turned out so great that now I want all my pasta to be homemade. I was going to say I’m spoiled, but since I’m the one that makes it, I’m not sure if “spoiled” is the right word (lol). This time I added one of my favorite […]

Miso Homemade Noodle Soup
味噌煮込み手打ちうどん風

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 […]

Natto Soba Salad with Miso Dressing
納豆紫蘇そばサラダ

Various Japanese food items have become popular in the U.S. and the rest of the western world over the years. But Natto is something you don’t see much (or at all!), and probably there is a good reason. Natto is sticky (as you can see in the pictures above) and has a distinctive smell. My […]

PB Ink Pasta with V-“Scallops”
Vホタテ入りV墨パスタ

Before I switched to the 100% plant-based diet, seafood was one of my favorite things to eat. But now I don’t eat seafood, but I can create dishes that bring “ocean” flavors, which I enjoy doing very much. Plant-based “squid” ink pasta was one of the dishes I’ve wanted to try for a long time. […]

Homemade Strawberry Pasta
ホームメード苺パスタ

I like fruit, and I mostly eat them fresh. But since we are a small household (of two), the smallest sized package is often still too big for us to finish quickly. So I’m always trying to find a way to use them. I know it’s easier to use it for sweets, but we can’t […]

Curried Yaki-Udon
カレー焼きうどん

Yaki-soba has become more widely known outside Japan lately, but Yaki-Udon is another Japanese favorite noodle dish. Yaki means “fried”, so this is a fried noodle dish; you just use Udon noodles. The thick chewy Udon provides a totally different culinary experience from Yaki-soba. Yaki-Soba is typically cooked with Japanese Worcestershire sauce, but Yaki-Udon is […]