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…

Ginger Salt Fried Noodle

Happy National Noodle day! Did you know, today 10/06 is the day for those who love noodles! So who’s a noodle lover here? It’s a day for you!   I love all kinds of noodles. Soup noodles, fried noodles, noodle salad, pasta…there are so many and each noodle from every cuisine is so unique and…

Roasted Eggplant Miso Ginger Sauce

Since eggplant is in its season, it’s a good idea to enjoy it on your dining table. I see some people grow eggplant on their own, but my tiny balcony is packed with herbs already. Someday I’ll grow them but until then, the produce section at my local grocery is my future image of my…

Green Bean Garlic Ginger Stir Fry

Since I don’t have easy access to Asian veggies, Chinese broccoli or yu choi stir fry isn’t available at my dining table now. After I learned that I’m  moving back to CA, I thought I can have easier access to Asian products than when I was in Seattle, but sometimes it’s a myth, that’s what…

Asian Colorful Coleslaw

I made another coleslaw with my favorite Asian cuisine style: Thai! Even though we are the same Asian, their way of cooking teaches me a lot of things to find another way to enjoy the food. Traditional Japanese food doesn’t use spices/herbs that much, but the Thai dish uses a variety of herbs and spices…

Mekabu Seaweed Salad

Have you heard of mekabu seaweed?    Well, I knew it’s a part of seaweed with a sticky yet silky texture but wasn’t that familiar. One day I tried them for the first time in Izakaya, Japanese tapas bar and fell in love with how tasty it is. The slimy texture is similar to mozuku,…