Natto Nametake Spaghetti

When Japanese people see someone from outside of Japan, quite a lot of time they ask about whether they know Natto or have tried it yet.    For those who don’t know what the heck is Natto, it is fermented soybean, typically appearing in Japanese breakfast. Because natto is fermented, they have a unique smell…

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…

Mushroom Yuzu Pasta

Happy National Mushroom day!  Did you know, today 10/15 is the day to appreciate mushrooms and enjoy them!  While being familiar with the canned one, I’ve never seen fresh white or cremini mushroom until I came to the US. Until then, I loved eating shiitake mushroom or shimeji mushroom, and I was taught that I…

Edamame Pasta

There is always edamame when we are drinking, but never the main dish.  When drinking alcohol, especially almost frozen beer on summer days, people prefer to eat edamame a lot, but can you name edamame dishes as the main course of your meal?  I couldn’t until I met this recipe. The cute light green is…

Mustard Veg, Carrot Yogurt Bruschetta

We love appetizers. That’s what you have to agree with me.  Imagine before your main dish is brought, you already have little something to wake up your stomach or make them shut up from growling. Sometimes it’s crunchy fried quick bites, sometimes it’s refreshing from vegetables, or creamy cheesy little plates to start your highlight…

Bonito Bruschetta

In my image, bruschetta is an Italian food and usually topped with tomato and basil. Some Italian restaurants serve yummy tomato and basil bruschetta, so since then, it became one of my favorites in Italian Cuisine.  However, sometimes we need to go outside from the strict idea of tradition and make an innovative dish to…