Curry Chowder

When I was working in LA, I loved eating soup as my lunch. Warm creamy soup with a side of crunchy bread was the best combination, and every time I brought a spoonful of soup into my mouth, I realized how come soup is called comfort food. After I moved to Seattle, soup became my…

Celery Soup

Do you like celery? When I was a kid, celery was a huge controversial food that many people complained about its unique flavor. Some says celery tastes like a soap or insects(I don’t know whether they really ate insects in their life,) so as soon as you say you like them, the first question would…

Tomato Quinoa Soup

I love soup. When I was in Seattle, it was super cold while there were still days over 90°F in winter in LA, where I used to live before moving to Seattle. But, because the temperature goes low, their culinary culture had remarkable differences: soups are so great!  Bisque, potage, clear soup, chowder, minestrone, gumbo…there…

Black Bean Soup

The life in the US changed me a lot. Before I arrived in the US, I didn’t like beans because they make me full quicker than other foods with a very tiny amount. Eating is the highlight moment in life, so finishing to eat that quickly makes me sad. (and my hand unconsciously extends to…

Tofu with Ginger Mushroom Sauce

When it’s getting cold, I always want to eat and frequently cook this food. Fluffy soft tofu with a variety of delicate mushroom flavor in a thick savory ginger sauce warms up from my mouth to the whole body, and it keeps until I’m in deep sleep on a cold night. I usually eat this…

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…