Happy National Taco Day and Taco Tuesday! Taco Quiche

Happy National Taco Day! Coincidentally this year’s National Taco Day falls on Tuesday, so let’s celebrate both National Taco Day and Happy Taco Tuesday all at once!   The first time I tried taco was after I came to the US. In my home country of Japan, tortillas were super rare finds that only special…

Let’s Say Yay to No-Waste Cooking! Crispy Salmon Skin Hand Roll

Happy International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste! Today is a very important day to look back at how we are doing to keep this beautiful planet.    In Japanese schools, the exact same menu is served to not only students but also teachers, school nurses, janitors and of course, cooks. They eat…

Happy National Fried Rice Day! Takana(高菜) Pickles Fried Rice

Happy National Fried Rice Day! Today is the day to enjoy this versatile, perfect for cleaning up the fridge.    Whenever I have leftover rice from the previous dinner, they pretty much transform into fried rice for lunch. Usually I use diced onions, carrots, and seasoned with ginger and garlic with a sprinkle of salt…

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…

Thai Fusion Burger and Burger Chain Restaurants in the World

Happy National Burger Day!    We love Thai food and when we found a burger patty that was inspired by Thai cuisine at Trader Joe’s frozen food aisle, we were so excited. As we looked at the ingredients list, we also found out it’s vegan friendly so the packet was sucked into our shopping basket…

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…