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So I Need to Lose 15 Pounds – Book Review
Despite popular belief, not all Japanese eat a healthy, fish-based diet and have no weight problems. A popular manga comic artist draws her weight loss journey in this raw, humorous book.
Soybean Miso Paste Varieties
Made from fermented soybeans, miso paste comes in many variations, each with distinctive characteristics. Not only a basic ingredient for Japanese miso soup, miso paste also adds unique flavor to dipping sauces, salads, and meat and seafood rubs.
Spring Equinox Bota Mochi Recipe
A seasonal sweet traditionally eaten on the Equinoxes, bota mochi is steamed glutinous rice wrapped in sweet red bean paste.
This iconic Japanese nabemono is a one-pot, cold weather meal, and diners share from the same dish.
Supageti Napolitan Recipe
A type of wafuu pasta or Japanese-style pasta, Pasuta Napolitan is a yummy noodle dish made with hot dogs, bacon and curiously, ketchup!
Sushi Bar Broiled Mussels Recipe
For those who do not like hot and spicy flavors, these broiled mussels have a creamy white sauce with Parmesan cheese for a light crisp crust.
Known for politeness, the Japanese seem to have etiquette rules for every aspect of society and that includes dining on sushi.
Sweet Kabocha Japanese Pumpkin Recipe
Kabocha is a Japanese winter squash prized for its naturally sweet flesh. Nutrient-rich and flavorful, kabocha is prepared in a variety of delicious ways but the simplest and most popular is this recipe for Sweet Kabocha simmered in a light soy-sugar sauce.
Taiyaki Fish-Shaped Pastry Recipe
Taiyaki is similar to dorayaki (red bean paste filled pancake pastries) but cooked in a fish-shaped mold. Street vendors do a brisk business selling these popular treats.
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