Instant Yakisoba Bun

Happy International Fast Food Day! Let’s enjoy unhealthy(maybe) yet promised guilty pleasure food!   Who misses summer!? Even though it ended a few months ago, I feel like it was such a long time ago in this freezing room!  Let’s imagine a bright sun warming up everything under it. You get thirsty easily and you…

Takikomi Rice Balls

Happy Veteran’s Day! I am an immigrant with keeping citizenship from my original country, so some people would think it’s weird to thank military for their service, but let me say this. I’m so lucky that I live in Bay Area. About a month ago, I had an opportunity to go to Fleet Week 2021…

Zucchini Boat ~Okonomiyaki Flavor~

Have you tried Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake that is popular as Japanese street food?   We sometimes crave them. One day when I checked in my fridge, but there was no cabbage, one of the most important ingredients to make okonomiyaki! As my dinner buddy is keen to stay authentic, If I make okonomiyaki without…

Breakfast Sandwich

Happy National Sandwich Day and Eating Healthy Day!  When two perfect holidays meet in a single day, cooking a yummy stacked sandwich and enjoy eating them is a perfect way to celebrate. I usually have sandwich for my lunch, but who says they are only eaten as lunch? There are a lot of yummy sandwiches…

Spicy Cucumber Salad

I have built up a repertoire of cucumber recipes. Now I have several ways to enjoy refreshing cucumber, but I tend to make my cucumber zesty. While the sour, pickled flavor of cucumber is good, I’d like to expand how to season them. So today’s recipe is of course cucumber, but something different; it’s hot! …

Japanese Fusion Aglio e Olio

Happy World Pasta Day! Did you know, today 10/25 is the day to enjoy Italian signature dish, pasta! My dinner buddy doesn’t like stepping out of the basic way, especially when it’s about pasta. It’s not true, but he thinks he has Italian roots because he loves Italian food. Therefore, when I make Italian food…