Category: Japanese

Seared Scallops with Miso Soba

Summer is fast approaching, and it’s time to start preparing lighter and refreshing recipes again. This seared scallops with miso soba dish is fresh, easy and so pretty. You can also toss the soba ahead with the dressing and keep…

Beef and Broccoli Ramen

The other day I was browsing my Instagram feed. As you can probably imagine, my feed is entirely food. Delicious and irresistible photos of food. Then I came across Damn Delicious’s ramen stir fry. Oh. My. God. I haven’t stopped thinking…

Udon Noodle Soup

In this cold San Francisco weather, nothing sounds better than a warm bowl of homemade udon noodle soup. My mother-in-law made this for us for breakfast today. I couldn’t get enough of it and had to share the recipe. PrintUdon Noodle…

My Retreat in Japan

I took a 10-day retreat to Japan with my husband to explore and get to know the country. Despite the countless times I have traveled to Japan, I’ve never had a chance to venture outside of Tokyo. We bought the Japan…

Night out @ n/naka, and a Crab Salad

I’ve heard good things about n/naka, a restaurant started by Chef Niki Nakayama, who trained in Japan at a Ryokan (Japanese inn). Her parents are also fish distributors, so she grew up understanding seafood. The cuisine emphasizes on kaiseki style,…

A West LA Find: Paichẽ (Peruvian Izakaya)

One of my new favorite spots in LA is Paichẽ by Chef Ricardo Zarate, the owner and chef of Mo-chica and Picca. Paichẽ was named after the prehistoric Amazonian fish and was created to showcase Peruvian Japanese cuisine (Peruvian Izakaya). The…

5 Star Makeover: Wasabi Timbales

Our 5 Star Makeover theme this month is ‘junk food’, or featuring ‘junk food’ in a dish. A junk food that stirred up memories for me was Wasabi Green Peas. Have you ever had them? Usually the first thing that…

Black Velvet: a Japanese Beef Curry

Do you have a dish that you have always dreamt of perfecting? I do! In my case, it is Japanese Curry. Japanese beef curry is a well-balanced velvety curry dish that has layers of flavors, without one single flavor overpowering the…