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…

Classic Tofu Salad (Hiya-Yakko)

Happy World Tofu Day!…well, to me it’s usually tofu day but today is a special…”WORLD” tofu day so I gotta celebrate it with my tofu dish!   When I started this blog, I thought the classic food could get boring, so I cooked some food with my original twist by ignoring all the simple, basic…

Fruit Punch

Agh, I think we’ve been kind of tired lately. I feel like everyday passes so quickly, and when it’s already time that I’m supposed to start cooking, I’m like “Hey, already!?”   My dinner buddy seems tired too…Or did he just have a big snack? When I ask him “What do you feel like eating…

Wasabi Mayo Burdock Salad

Tomorrow is National Personal Chef Day, so how about thinking about yummy food today(haha, for me as usual) and building a meal plan for a relaxing weekend?    I’m not “professional chef” with a required license, but by thinking about the definition of “personal chef”, yes I am!    What is a personal chef? A…

Summer Soba Salad with Wildbrine Sauerkraut

July is National Picnic Month! Let’s make some colorful dish with fresh summer vegetables and get a picnic party started!    After we had a heatwave hit several weeks ago in my local place, it’s been nicely cool and breezy. My husband and I usually eat lunch in the living room, but since the weather…

Spicy Cilantro Coleslaw Salad

Happy National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month! Let’s eat fresh yummy fruits and vegetables because a lot of them are in season!  When it gets warmer and warmer, people love to have potluck parties or BBQ parties in parks, backyard, or beach. We also started to catch the smell of smoky grills especially on weekends…