Okra and Tomato Okaka Soba

It’s getting hotter and hotter, so I need something refreshing to feel the summer’s footsteps coming to me! Since soba is easy to cook, how about cold noodles! Some people don’t like bonito flakes saying it’s like cat food, but did you know, that means cats are foodies too!  If I combine the noodles with…

JP Fusion Sardine Bruschetta

Today ⅔ is setsubun(節分) in Japan. On the day, we throw soybeans inside the house saying “evils to the outside, luck to the inside!” to remove any unlucky from the house and welcome lucks instead. Also, we have a tradition to decorate sardine on the entrance of the house. Since sardine’s smell is intense, Japanese…

Chikuwa Fishcake and Konnyaku Oden

Do you like fish Cakes?   When I had easy access to Asian grocery stores, I wasn’t a big fan for them, so just once in 3 months or so was good enough for me. Since I moved to the US however, fishcakes are harder to obtain, and as long as it is a rare…

Mackerels in Miso Ginger Sauce

We are trying to reduce intake of any kind of meat, but sometimes, probably once in a month, I’m craving for meat including fish. Sometimes I stand in front of the meat/fish section, spend a few minutes wondering which one to buy, and end up leaving there without any of them. This is because I…