Yukari Furikake Fries

Today is Thirsty Thursday, the perfect day to enjoy Happy Hour, and tomorrow is Happy Fri-Yay and National Julienne Fries Day, so let’s prepare some yummy fries!    Do you know furikake, a rice seasoning? As I grew up eating rice as the main carbs to stay energetic, furikake and I have such a long…

Spinach and Carrot Clear Soup

Happy National Spinach Day! Let’s eat some spinach to enjoy this unique food holiday together. When you make some Asian themed soup, what you put inside can vary indefinitely and it can cause a big discussion to choose your ultimate favorite. Some can add flavor, some don’t disturb the soup flavor itself, so thinking about…

Stuffed Rolled Cabbage Ginger Dashi Sauce

Happy National Cabbage Day! Did you know, there is actually a day for cabbage! Cabbage rolls are found in many cultures. In my country, they are known as European food with either simmered in tomato soup or clear veg soup. Sometimes we improvise by using napa cabbage instead of cabbage, and wrap with bacon strips…

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…

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…

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…