Category Archives: Japanese

Desperately Seeking 叉燒 Char Siu (Also Known As 焼き豚 Yakibuta)

All has been quiet on the Gekiuma front which is rather deceptive cuz I’ve been tinkering with different flavors and reverse engineering recipes out of sheer desperation as well as in an attempt to clean out our groaning pantry before

Desperately Seeking 叉燒 Char Siu (Also Known As 焼き豚 Yakibuta)

All has been quiet on the Gekiuma front which is rather deceptive cuz I’ve been tinkering with different flavors and reverse engineering recipes out of sheer desperation as well as in an attempt to clean out our groaning pantry before

石狩鍋: Hearty Salmon Hotpot

Even though Spring has finally made its presence known with sunny heat waves and 80+ temps driving eager gardeners to ravage the local nurseries in anticipation of summer, Mother Nature has pulled the rug out from under our feet with

石狩鍋: Hearty Salmon Hotpot

Even though Spring has finally made its presence known with sunny heat waves and 80+ temps driving eager gardeners to ravage the local nurseries in anticipation of summer, Mother Nature has pulled the rug out from under our feet with

豆腐じゃが: “Meat” & Potatoes, The Tofu Version

The hubby and I had very different childhoods but for some reason we have very similar tastes in food and my comfort food has become his comfort food. While it’s true that I do make ~80% of the food that

豆腐じゃが: “Meat” & Potatoes, The Tofu Version

The hubby and I had very different childhoods but for some reason we have very similar tastes in food and my comfort food has become his comfort food. While it’s true that I do make ~80% of the food that

菜食主義者野菜焼きそば: Vegetarian Yakisoba

My oven remains MIA for an indefinite period. Apparently the igniter needs to be replaced but as the fates would have it, the manufacturer is out of stock and they don’t know when they’ll have more or how long it

菜食主義者野菜焼きそば: Vegetarian Yakisoba

My oven remains MIA for an indefinite period. Apparently the igniter needs to be replaced but as the fates would have it, the manufacturer is out of stock and they don’t know when they’ll have more or how long it

竹の子ご飯: Nothing Says Spring Like Bamboo Shoot Mixed Rice

It’s been perfect cycling weather with highs in the 70s and gorgeous cerulean blue skies. Spring is here. I love reverse engineering recipes and after some fascinating conversations of her delectable gastronomic tour of Tokyo with Thai cuisine guru Miranti,

竹の子ご飯: Nothing Says Spring Like Bamboo Shoot Mixed Rice

It’s been perfect cycling weather with highs in the 70s and gorgeous cerulean blue skies. Spring is here. I love reverse engineering recipes and after some fascinating conversations of her delectable gastronomic tour of Tokyo with Thai cuisine guru Miranti,

味噌ラーメンの帆立: Miso Ramen With Scallops

Although the sun has been making an guest appearance and everyone’s been scurrying about readying their gardens for the (dream of) summer, it’s still cold at night with lows in the 40s so I’ve been indulging in soup weather. Hot

味噌ラーメンの帆立: Miso Ramen With Scallops

Although the sun has been making an guest appearance and everyone’s been scurrying about readying their gardens for the (dream of) summer, it’s still cold at night with lows in the 40s so I’ve been indulging in soup weather. Hot

銀鱈のかば焼き: Black Cod With Kabayaki Sauce

While I enjoy the savory-sweet flavors of うな丼 (unadon) or grilled freshwater eel brushed with かば焼き (kabayaki), that addicting sweet soy sauce-based glaze, eel is off the menu for us. It’s really being overfished cuz young eels at the glass

銀鱈のかば焼き: Black Cod With Kabayaki Sauce

While I enjoy the savory-sweet flavors of うな丼 (unadon) or grilled freshwater eel brushed with かば焼き (kabayaki), that addicting sweet soy sauce-based glaze, eel is off the menu for us. It’s really being overfished cuz young eels at the glass

塩鮭のお握り: Shiozake Salted Salmon Onigiri

I find that the times I’m by myself I eat very simply. Part of it is that I’m a social eater and when the hubby’s off conferencing and schmoozing I only eat when I’m hungry and tend to crave flavorful

塩鮭のお握り: Shiozake Salted Salmon Onigiri

I find that the times I’m by myself I eat very simply. Part of it is that I’m a social eater and when the hubby’s off conferencing and schmoozing I only eat when I’m hungry and tend to crave flavorful

Miso-Blood Orange Glazed Salmon

The blood oranges have been seducing me with their siren song. Sweeter than other orange varieties with a deep ruby hue so how could I resist when even Odysseus had to be tied to a mast to resist their allure?

Miso-Blood Orange Glazed Salmon

The blood oranges have been seducing me with their siren song. Sweeter than other orange varieties with a deep ruby hue so how could I resist when even Odysseus had to be tied to a mast to resist their allure?

肉じゃが: Hearty Yet Light Japanese Meat & Potatoes?

Like many people, after weathering the cold and hectic frenzy the winter holiday season seems to bring into our lives (not to mention the additional celebratory poundage), I feel the need to eat something hearty and belly-warming but not coma

肉じゃが: Hearty Yet Light Japanese Meat & Potatoes?

Like many people, after weathering the cold and hectic frenzy the winter holiday season seems to bring into our lives (not to mention the additional celebratory poundage), I feel the need to eat something hearty and belly-warming but not coma