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…

Creamy Tomato Basil Quiche

Have you built your Holiday party feast menu yet?    My dinner buddy’s company provides all employees either a whole turkey or a couple of field roasts with their preference, but he didn’t RSVP’d this year…again! So I need to think about what food can add festive vibes to my dining table on Thanksgiving, and…

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…

Vegetarian Meat*less loaf

Happy National Meatloaf Day! Did you know, today 10/18 is the day to enjoy meatloaf!    For those who are vegetarian and trying to leave today’s feed by thinking you are not invited, just wait for a second. My meatloaf doesn’t contain meat at all! I’m also on a vegetarian diet, so let’s make yummy…

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…

Product Review: Ochazuke from Nagatanien

Since yesterday was National Beer Lover’s Day, I bet a lot of people had a fantastic Happy Hour last night. Do you remember how many glasses of drink you had? Depending how well today (or this week) goes, today’s dinner will be too much for your stomach after hangover.  To make sure you’ll recover from…