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Category Archives: Soup/Stew

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.

Creamy Mango Stew
マンゴーシチュー

The inspiration came from one product. It’s savory fermented mango sauce from Trader Joe’s. When I saw an Instagram friend’s post about this, I put it on my list right away. It has a beautiful orange color. Creamy. Slightly spicy. It has the undertone of mango, but it’s not sweet. But it definitely has the […]

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 […]

Green Fox Soba Soup
緑のきつね蕎麦

Soba noodle soup is one of my favorite lunch dishes. Growing up in Japan, I ate a lot of noodle soup for lunch. One of the reasons was that I was a huge noodle fan, but when I was old enough to use the stove, noodle soup was one of the easiest to make myself. […]

Almond Butter Curry
アーモンドバターカレー

When we were in Chicago several weeks ago I had Almond Butter Curry at one of the restaurants. I had eaten peanut butter curry before, but almond was new. It was delicious, and I wanted to re-create it. You can basically add any meat or vegetables, but I just got this soy curls and thought […]

Cauliflower Potato Yogurt Curry
カリフラワーポテトヨーグルトカレー

I got to come home a bit earlier on Monday, and I wanted to make a big pot of curry, hoping that it would last for the rest of the week. I don’t buy vegan yogurt often, but I happened to need it for a few things, and I wanted to use it up before […]

Veggie Supreme Coconut Curry Noodle Soup
ベジたっぷりココナッツカレーヌードルスープ

I love soup, and I love noodles. So a bowl of noodle soup always makes me happy. Coconut curry is one of my favorite noodle soup. It’s super flavorful, and it’s rich in flavor.

Black bean Tea Soba
黒豆茶そば

I’ve been always a big noodle person, and I’m always up for good noodle soup. Remember this  Japanese black bean tea? I had extra tea and beans kept in the freezer, and I thought it would be interesting to make them into a soba noodle dish. I did add some stuff to the tea to […]

Hearty Udon Noodle Soup
ほっこりすき煮うどん

Okay. I know I’ve been talking about spring on it way for a while. But this week it really finally feels like spring is coming VERY SOON. The weather forecast says we are going to have temperature finally above 50!! So excited. However, today it’s still below 32F in the Twin Cities, and this hearty […]

Mapo Tofu Ramen
麻婆豆腐ラーメン

I love Mapo Tofu, and I love ramen. So this is a no-brainer for me! The soup was made with slightly burned and caramelized onions and garlic, water, Kombu seaweed, soy sauce, salt, sugar, and hot pepper flakes (picture above). The main ingredients of the “meat” part of this “Mapo” were tempeh and mushrooms. This […]