Sweet Potato Yokan

My dinner buddy loves sweet potatoes, but I’m not that big fan of them like he is. When I found them on sale, I bought a big bag of it but I wondered how I could transform them to make him smile on the way back to home.    My mind came up with one…

Macha Latte

The initial intention why my dinner buddy bought a huge 1 lb tin of matcha powder is for matcha latte. My dinner buddy drinks at least ½ gallon of tea/coffee/seltzer water every single day, no matter how hot or cold the day is. And back in the day, he was craving for matcha and here…

Mizu Yokan (Red Bean Paste Cake)

Happy Friday! And if you are a buddhist, today must be an important day. For those who are not familiar with Buddhism especially in Japan, today 8/13 is the first day of Bon festival. During Bon festival which takes place around 8/15, we believe that our ancestors are coming back home from heaven and spending…

Matcha Ice Cream

Happy belated National Ice Cream Day!  Did you know, 7/18 was the day to enjoy ice cream!  So what flavor of ice cream is your favorite? Vanilla? Chocolate? Or fruit, like strawberry? If they are your favorite, just choose Napoleon, they got all three of them;) While I’m saying this, I admire how people’s desire…

Vegan Matcha Cake

Matcha. The bitter yet delicate, sophisticated flavor attracts a lot of people. You can enjoy them not only as a drink but also snacks and desserts. You’d be surprised how expensive it can be in the US, but you pay what you pay for, meaning you won’t regret the flavor it will give.  After enjoying…