Frozen Nutella Bananas

Frozen Nutella Bananas [Shopping List]– Nutella– Bananas– Unsweetened coconut flakes– Chopped walnuts

Salmon Poke Bowl

[ Cooking w/ the BOYz 17 ] 子供料理:Salmon Poke Bowl [ Shopping List: 4-5 servings]1 lb sashimi quality salmon1 avocado2 scallions1/2″ ginger1 garlic1 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp sesame

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

[ Cooking w/ the BOYz 16 ] 子供料理:Ricotta Lemon Pancakes [ Shopping List: 4 servings]1 1/2 cup all purpose flour1/2 tsp Kosher salt2 tsp baking powder2 tbsp sugar3

Cornflake French Toast Sticks

[ Cooking w/ the BOYz 15 ] 子供料理:Cornflake French Toast Sticks [ Shopping List: 4 servings]2 cup cornflakes、crushed3 eggs1/2 milkpinch salt1 tsp vanilla4 slices bread (brioche bread)

Japanese Soy Butter Corn

[ Cooking w/ the BOYz 14 ] 子供料理:Japanese Soy Butter Corn [ Shopping List: 2 servings]2 ears of corn, shucked1 tbsp unsalted butter1 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp mirin

Sweet Mochi Topping

[ Cooking w/ the BOYz 13 ] 子供料理:Sweet Mochi Topping [ Shopping List]Mochiko 1/2C (glutinous rice flour or sweet rice flour)Sugar 1/4C sugarWater 1/3CCornstarch

Oven Roasted Crispy Breaded Cauliflower

[ Cooking w/ the BOYz 12 ]:Oven Roasted Crispy Breaded Cauliflower Oven Roasted Crispy Breaded Cauliflowerオーブンで作るヘルシーなカリフラワーフライ [ Shopping List: 4 serving]1 cauliflower, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1/3 cup

Grilled Abura-age

Abura-age (aburage, age) is a thinly sliced and deep fried tofu not confused with Atsu-age which is a deep fried whole tofu.  When a thinly sliced tofu is

Natto and How To Eat It

Natto is a fermented soybean, and it is traditional and staple of Japanese food.  Compared to tempeh which is another fermented soybean originated in Indonesia, Natto is wet

Hippari Udon

Hippari Udon which means, pulled udon, is a regional specialty from Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku Japan.  Nobody knows where the name actually came from, but some people think

Tonkatsu sauce

Tonkatsu sauce is Japanese sauce that used for tonkatsu which is Japanese style fried breaded pork cutlets and for other fried foods mainly.  The taste is somewhere between


Tonkatsu is a deep fried breaded pork, and is a Japanese invention obviously with strong influence of European cuisine.  Now you are wondering what the different between tonkatsu

Takikomi Gohan

Takikomi gohan, or aji gohan as it is sometimes known, is seasoned steamed rice with a few other ingredients added for flavor. The added ingredients are typically various

Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad There are so many varieties of potato salad in the world.  Every country and often every home has its own unique recipe, and it’s all

Japanese Candied Chestnuts

When chestnut season comes around Thanksgiving, I make my first kuri-no-shibukawani (candied chestnuts) for the season, and I make the second one for a traditional Japanese New Year’s

Roasted Soy Beans

Today is Setsubun (the literal meaning is seasonal division) which is the day before the beginning of Spring under the Japanese lunar calendar.  It is the day to

Yaki Onigiri

Onigiri means rice ball, and yaki onigiri means grilled rice ball.  All onigiri are very tasty and are considered a comfort food by most Japanese people.  And, yaki

Zakkoku Mai 2

I have introduced zakkoku mai a while ago in this blog so please check the post if you don’t know what it is.  Basically zakkoku means all the

Zakkoku Mai

Zakkoku means whole grains, and mai means rice in Japanese. In Japan, people really love to eat white rice, and it is a very important part of our

Honey Kinako Candy

This is very old fashioned candy that I grew up with.  Many people in my generation might not even know or might not like it even they know,

Niku Miso

Niku Miso is grounded meat with miso flavor. This can be used as a sauce for pasta or rice, can be used as a dip or even as

Pickled Radish

Here is a simple pickle recipe that goes with any style of food.  It is made with radish which is very easily obtained almost all year around.  The

Rice Gallette

This could be very useful when you have plenty of left over rice that you don’t know what to do with or when you feel lazy to cook.

Soboro Bento

There are so many bento options in japan, but I have to say soboro bento is probably one of the most popular ones.  I remember I was so


Soboro is a cooking method in which minced ingredients such as ground meats, shrimp and eggs are cooked in a soy sauce based sauce until they absorb all

Kinpira Gobo

Recently I introduced you to a “Kale Stem Kinpira” recipe, and I mentioned that the most traditional kinpira (a type of cooking method) is made with gobo (burdock