Wasabi Mayo Burdock Salad

Tomorrow is National Personal Chef Day, so how about thinking about yummy food today(haha, for me as usual) and building a meal plan for a relaxing weekend?    I’m not “professional chef” with a required license, but by thinking about the definition of “personal chef”, yes I am!    What is a personal chef? A…

Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream

Happy National Pick Strawberries Day!  I haven’t been to strawberry picking just yet this season, but since we’re in the berry season, let’s enjoy them whenever we have a chance!    I love mochi ice cream. Thanks to all the foodies, now a variety of mochi ice cream is available with a bunch of flavors….

Beef Bowl

Happy International No Diet Day aaaaand National Beef Month!  Yes, as you can see, I’m breaking my vegetarian/vegan diet(well vegan is too hard for me, but I try, as much as I can, so please bear with me today! Probably you don’t want to hear me saying “cheat day” too much, so I pretend I’m…

Wakame Seaweed Rice Spring Version

Happy 4/20! I bet some readers here know what I mean…yes 420 means “weed” (marijana) which is still illegal in a lot of countries including Japan, but well, this is how I enjoy having weed!   I love seaweed. I grew up eating nori (roasted seaweed) wakame (silky seaweed you find in miso soup) mozuku&mekabu…

Shiso Perilla Rice Ball

Happy National  Rice Ball Day! So have you tried rice balls?  A rice ball is the Japanese version of peanut butter and jelly. Everyone must’ve brought one in their lunchbox when they were little, and it’s going to be a very interesting topic of what is the best item to put in a rice ball….

Zunda Mochi

Happy National Something on Stick Day!   So something on stick…when I was thinking about what food I should cook to celebrate this fun food holiday, I had skewered vegan meatballs, dango(traditional Japanese skewered rice cake,) corn dogs etc…and I remembered I wanted to make some “zunda-an” ever since I’ve heard of the food.   …