A not so well-known fact about Tokyo (and Japan in general) is that there are some insanely delicious bakeries scattered around the entire city. My favorite bakery is located in the neighborhood where I grew up, Azabu Juban, called Mont-Thabor. They are most famous for their milk bread which is like a buttery, milky, sweet… Continue reading Curry Pan (Japanese Curry Donut)
My mother is a phenomenal cook. I know everyone says this, but I’m dead serious, she is a GREAT cook. There are certain people who just know exactly what needs to be added to a recipe to take it up a few notches and my mother is one of those people. We could make the… Continue reading Japanese Dry Curry
Sushi is one of my FAVORITE meals, but if you order omakase it can become quite an expensive dining habit. I’m lucky enough to live near an awesome Japanese supermarket (Mitsuwa) that sells great quality sashimi (raw fish). The fish isn’t cheap by any means, however, if you plan on going out for a sushi dinner… Continue reading Temaki Party!
Growing up, my mother would make Karaage on special occasions, especially for picnics or birthday parties. Karaage, or what I like to call J.F.C. (Japanese Fried Chicken) are pieces of chicken (thigh meat) marinated in a tasty ginger-based soy sauce and then deep-fried to a golden, crunchy, morsel of heaven. From my knowledge, using dark […]
Chicken nanban is a crispy chicken dish which originated in the Kyushu region of Japan. Nanban, which directly translates to “European” in Old Japanese, comes from the influence of European traders and missionaries in Japan during the 17th century. The chicken is usually deep fried, but my version is a liiiiittle bit healthier since it’s pan-fried. Once… Continue reading Chicken Nanban with Japanese Sweet Potato Salad
I am an avid meat lover. I lived with a Vegan friend for a year and always admired her healthful and ethical eating choices. However, being the carnivore I am, there were nights that I would make myself a full steak dinner and indulge in it all by my lonesome. One of my favorite dishes… Continue reading Tofu Chicken Burger
Most kids who grow up in the United States are probably familiar with the musical jingle that makes children go crazy…you know, the one that will motivate any kid to get off of their xbox or play station to go run outside…the ice cream man’s jingle! You could hear him from a few blocks away… Continue reading Japanese Sweet Potato Muffins