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Category Archives: Soup/Stew

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 […]

Supreme Veggie Curry
特上ベジインドカレー

When I go to an Indian restaurant, I have a hard time deciding which curry to order. Eggplant is one of my favorite veggies. Cauliflower curry is also great. But it’s hard to say “no” to chickpea curry either. So when I made curry at home, I decided to put all my favorites in it. […]

Green Tea Soba with Grated Naga-Imo
とろろ茶そば

If you are following this blog for a while, you probably know that I like Matcha. These green tea soba noodles. Its color and flavor are just wonderful. Green tea noodles in soy-based broth, served with grated nagaimo, fried onions, scallion, and Shichimi spice. Oh, and wasabi. Wasabi goes so well with grated nagaimo. Simply […]

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; […]