Happy Fri-Yay in Potato Month! Curry Fries & Mint Yogurt Dip

September is National Potato Month, so in this happy Fri-Yay-Friday, how about flavor bursting fries with refreshing herby mint yogurt dip?    The crunchy fried light bites are always welcome on any occasion. It’s good for a snack or as a part of bar food on the side of a glass of drink. I usually…

Loco Moco

Happy National Hawaii Day! Today I’m taking you to a virtual trip to one of the most popular destinations for a vacation, Hawaii!   We as Japanese people love Hawaii. It’s been a super popular destination for honeymoon for such a long time, and it’s ranked into people’s bucket list destination. I’m originally from Japan…

Fruit Carpaccio with Sake Gel Dressing

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? We’re in the middle of summer so we get more opportunities to be the host of home parties or being invited to one. Or just simply enjoy some special boozy food and drinks at home, finally enjoying a pleasant cool breeze coming from the window.  On these…

Loquat Jam

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend and now your energy is fully charged, instead of feeling Monday blue haha!    So again, I’ll talk about loquats…as I sometimes talk about it, my apartment got 5 loquat trees and my landlord approved me taking “as many as I can,”…

Chocolate Dipped Orange Peel

Happy National Candied Orange Peel Day! Let’s enjoy some refreshing, tangy yummy treats together today!    When oranges are on sale, I buy a lot of them. After feasting on a fresh orange dessert, there is a big mountain of orange peels…and it makes me feel a little guilty to throw it away. As a…

Matcha Warabi Mochi

Happy National Matcha Day! I’m calling to all matcha lovers here. Today is the day to enjoy all matcha-anything!   When I was a kid, I used to prefer cakes or cookies over Japanese traditional treats called wagashi including daifuku, manju etc. Back then, I thought wagashi were not interesting like fruit loaded, colorful western…