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

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

Grilled Soy shishito

Shishito pepper is a small relatively mild green pepper.  Although the spiciness changes depending on the weather conditions, it is relatively mild and can be eaten whole including

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,

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