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Takikomi gohan rice ball

Takikomi gohan rice ball

I made my husband’s favorite Takikomi gohan last night. I used this recipe from my favorite blog Just one Cook Book with different mushroom since I cannot get matsutake now. Thank you for great recipe!! I used dried shitake mushroom and shredded carrot and bamboo instead!!) Ingredients
Children's Day salad with Miso ginger dressing

Children’s Day salad with Miso ginger dressing

Happy Children’s day! We had family gathering for my mother-in-law’s birthday yesterday and I make this Children’s day inspired Salad with delicious miso ginger dressing. Here is ginger dressing recipe
Panda bear nabe  (hotpot)

Panda bear nabe (hotpot)

[pinterest] We had another snow storm yesterday and it is really cold here today. When I was in Japan, we often cooked Nabe “Hotpot” at home in cold winter season.  This week is perfect to cook Nabe  and I would like to introduce about this hot pot dish! I saw a adorable shirokuma nabe “polar...
Christmas Tree Teriyaki Meatball Salad

Christmas Tree Teriyaki Meatball Salad

[pinterest] There are only 15 days until Christmas!! Do you go to or host a Christmas party? We are planning to host Christmas party this year. This is easy Christmas decoration with meatball and some veggies. I used this meatball recipe (Japanese Tsukune (chicken meat ball) with teriyaki sauce). I used roasted potato, cherry tomato,...
Minion Tofu & Quinoa salad with Minion Cherry tomatoes!!

Minion Tofu & Quinoa salad with Minion Cherry tomatoes!!

[pinterest] This is my lunch today! -Layer Tofu soboro and Quinoa salad. Soboro is generary minced chicken cooked in shoyu, mirin, and sugar but I cooked vegetarian version of soboro with Tofu. I drained firm tofu and place it in frying pan and saute them to remove excess water. Add mashed kabocha squash, rice syrup,...
Spring Sushi cake

Spring Sushi cake

[pinterest] This is another sushi cake I made recently. I mix rice with sushi taro again and use round cake pan. Place plastic wrap inside of cake pan and spread rice. I added cucumber in between. You can refer Sushi cake recipe here. Once I make round sushi cake, I added Kinshi Tamago (Shredded Egg...
Teddy bear sushi roll

Teddy bear sushi roll

[pinterest] I made this decorated sushi roll  (Teddy bear sushi roll) this morning. Here is the how I make this sushi roll.     Print Teddy bear sushi roll   Ingredients 220g Sushi Rice 1 boiled egg yolk part only soy sauce1 ½ sheet nori Steamed carrot slice cheese Instructions Cut nori ½ and ¼....
Healthy Chicken Teriyaki meatball for Christmas?

Healthy Chicken Teriyaki meatball for Christmas?

We had some casual potluck party in past weekend and I brought this Kid’s friendly healthy chicken meat ball with little Christmas decoration. I usually add vegetable in the meatball such as carrot, spinach, onion that my son does not like to eat into meatball, but he loves to eat. I also added Tofu to make...
Fairy Salad and Ginger dressing [recipe]

Fairy Salad and Ginger dressing [recipe]

We had small family gathering for The Mid-Autumn Festival cerebration at our place on last Sunday. I prepared salad as one of appetizer for guest with ginger dressing. You provably had this dressing in Japanese Restaurant before, you usually have in Japanese restaurant. Here is recipe…
Okra miso pickles

Okra miso pickles

                              Okra is season now (summer) and I was able to buy very fresh okra from farmers market in last week. Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber and it contains contains vitamins A and C Since this is so...
Curry & Cheese sweet potato dumpling (oyaki)

Curry & Cheese sweet potato dumpling (oyaki)

                              Pin It Oyaki is a Japanese grilled or pan-fried dumpling filled with a savory. I used curry flavored sweet potato mix with cheese. Tomorrow is St.Patrick day so I added little green decoration.
Steam Pollock and vegetable with special dipping sauce

Steam Pollock and vegetable with special dipping sauce

                              This is steam fish and vegetable that I cooked in last weekend served with “Addicting Sesame dipping sauce“. It is just steaming fish and vegetable you have in fridge. Here is the recipe Steam pollack and vegetable.