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Category Archives: Soup/Stew

Vegan Tsuke-Men
ヴィーガンつけ麺

Tsuke-men is like a cousin of ramen. It’s basically the same thing, but the noodles and the soup are separated (soup typically has a bit stronger flavors). You scoop up a few strands of noodle, dip them in the soup, and eat. And then repeat the process. I added a generous amount of sprouts. I […]

Mushroom Ravioli in White Bean Soup
きのこラビオリ白豆スープ

I had some wrappers left that I wanted to use up. So I decided to make them into ravioli. The filling is simple but tasty. Sauteed garlic and mushrooms. A great thing about ravioli is that it cooks so fast. It was a great lunch. Exactly what I needed on this cold snowy day.

Curry Udon with Tempura
天ぷらカレーうどん

Curry Udon is one of the ultimate comfort foods in Japan in my opinion. The Japanese curry soup is rich and so flavorful, and the udon is thick and chewy. I can eat just that, but today I wanted my curry udon a bit special, and I made tempura. I found these mini king mushrooms […]

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; […]

Curry Noodle Soup with V-Meatballs and Edamame
Vミートボール枝豆のせカレーヌードル

When I make Japanese style curry, I first enjoy it over rice. Japanese curry is thick and rich, and it goes so well with rice. I usually make extra so that I have left-over to make curry noodle soup. I transform the curry into less thick broth to go with my noodles, by adding a […]

Broccoli Risotto with Mini Bok Choy and Lentils
ブロッコリーリゾット

I don’t know why, but any dish that looks green makes me smile. I guess it’s a happy color for me. These mini bok choy was from a local Asian grocery store. It was so fresh, cheap, and delicious! Broccoli risotto was accented with a little white miso that gave some richness to the flavor. […]

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 […]

Broccoli Cheddar K-Soup
ブロッコリーチェダーKスープ

I love soup. I though I tried almost every kind of popular soup. But then I realized that I had never had broccoli cheddar soup. At a restaurant or at home. Never! Since I had this awesome homemade vegan cheddar cheese in the fridge, I decided to go for it. I did a little research […]

Potato Chickpea Curry with Roti
じゃがひよこ豆カレーとロティ

I like Indian food, especially curry. If I had to choose one country’s food to eat for the rest of my life (besides Japan’s), it may have to be Indian food. This smells so good. So does the whole kitchen! Actually, the main reason I made curry was I needed something that would go well […]

Chili and Chips
チリ・アンド・チップス

Chili and Chips! First, chili. I used my homemade vegan meatballs. They were roughly crumbled and they kept their texture in chili really well. Potatoes are not probably the typical thing that accompanies chili, but why not?! I oven-baked them, and they turned out delicious!! I probably like these more than fried ones. I like […]