Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Hi there, are you still having a food coma from the Thanksgiving feast?    I think some of my Thanksgiving feast items are still in my stomach, but skipping meals is a big NO NO, so let’s cook something light!   When I went to an Italian restaurant with my college friends, we usually had…

Thai Fusion Sardine Bruschetta

Happy National Sardine Day! Did you know, today 11/24 is the day to entertain our taste buds with sardine!  Well, I’m on a vegetarian diet, but let’s make it a cheat day since it’s a sin to skip the yummy food on this special day! So, here is another version of Sardine Bruschetta!  My dinner buddy…

Simmered Kabocha

Yay, we are in the pumpkin season! I bet the grocery store is busy decorating with pumpkins to attract customers, and they succeed because I bought one of them! I usually make soup or sauce, and I recently knew they are just yum as is!    This is Japanese traditional food in the pumpkin season(of…

Daikon Radish Salad Ponzu Sauce

Daikon.    Did you know, they are sometimes compared with ladies’ legs because they have beautiful snow-white color and look like a human calf with the perfect curb reaching to the ground. But, be careful if you wanna use it to attract Japanese women. Japanese Daikon radishes are big. If someone says you have daikon-like…

Curry Squash Boat

So this is the final day of National Curry Week, let’s end the celebration/appreciation of curry with a curry dish. I bet a lot of you’ve seen yummy curry flavored food dishes throughout this week. Some are Indian curry, some are Thai, some are Japanese, with a creative twist from their own cultural influence. Even…

Stir-Fried Dried Radish

Happy World Vegetarian Day & Sake Day!  Did you know, today 10/01 is the day to appreciate plant-based food and also to get a little drunk!    This year, I’d like to talk about Japanese food to celebrate the two celebrational days all at once with this yummy veg: Dried Radish.    In Japanese language,…