Healthy California Roll

Just roll with it, it’s a sushi party for everyone!

I’ve got two kids 5 and under so “just roll with it” is a motto that I have to live by.  For instance, the fact that my son Ryan keeps ...

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Japanese New Year, the Kimoto way…

Happy New Year! Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu. あけましておめでとうございます。 Being Yonsei (fourth generation Japanese born in the US) means that our Japanese New Year celebrations are a mix of both the traditional ...

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Simple Teriyaki Sauce

I thought I’d post this recipe because it’s basic, it’s easy and I want people to know that authentic Japanese Teriyaki Sauce does NOT contain any thickener like cornstarch or ...

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Pan Fried Trout with Soy Sauce and Lemon

I’ve grown up in a fishing family so this recipe isn’t really ...
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Easy-peasy Bento Box ideas!

All week long on my FB page, I’ve been posting my kids bento ...
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It’s Mochi 101, a Japanese New Year’s tradition!

I can hardly believe New Year’s has come and gone, it seemed ...

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Basic Ramen Toppings

It’s time to make Ramen Toppings!  Don’t try to do this all in 1 day – follow my step by step process for an easier way to make ramen at home. Step 1: Make Miso Ramen Soup Base – keeping in mind there are 3 other basic soups I will show you later:       […]

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Roasted Nori

Roasted Nori (Seaweed) Makes as much as you need Prep time: 2 minutes These days you can find roasted and flavored seaweed in grocery stores, coffee shops, even vending machines.  I prefer to roast my own because I feel like some of the varieties out there are too oily or aren’t crunchy enough for me. […]

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Eggs Three Ways for Ramen

On my culinary adventure to seek out the best bowls of ramen at proper ramenya’s, one thing remained consistent – high quality bowls were topped with a perfect half-cooked egg: a centered bright yolk the color of a gleaming sunset – just barely cooked, resulting in a thick liquid center that oozes all over your ramen […]

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Menma, Seasoned Bamboo Shoots

This is a pretty standard topping for ramen but I think there is a world of difference between eating fresh bamboo and canned. If you can’t find fresh bamboo, then I would recommend forgo using this topping. For the dashi stock, you can find packets of dashi at Asian markets. Most come in packets where […]

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Chashu (Braised Pork) and Kakuni (Braised Pork Belly)

Chashu is one of the basic and most popular toppings found atop ramen. It can vary in flavor, size, fat content – one ramenya might serve you 3 thick, juicy and moist pieces, another might give you 2 pieces the size of half your bowl that are wafer thin but delicious. Its origin, just like […]

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Homemade Ramen Noodles

So, by now I think you’re discovering that making ramen from scratch is a pretty intensive process. If you’re following my steps to making it a bit easier, you’ve tackled Step 1 – making the miso ramen base for the soup.  Remember, miso ramen is just 1 of the 4 main soup bases for ramen. There […]

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Miso Ramen Soup Base

I’m so excited to share my Miso Ramen recipe with you!  My publisher has given me permission to test some of my recipes out before they are published so here’s my first release.  Please comment and let me know if the directions were easy to follow, ingredients were accessible and if you liked the end […]

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Simple Teriyaki Sauce

Originally posted on easypeasyjapanesey:
I thought I’d post this recipe because it’s basic, it’s easy and I want people to know that authentic Japanese Teriyaki Sauce does NOT contain any thickener like cornstarch or honey.  You can make a double batch of this and refrigerate it, then use it when you need it.  I don’t…

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Pan Fried Trout with Soy Sauce and Lemon

I’ve grown up in a fishing family so this recipe isn’t really a recipe to me – it’s just the way we eat our trout.  I would say we aren’t exactly sport fisherman because we don’t like to catch and release.  When you are fishing with our family the goal is to catch fish (no […]

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4th of July easy-peasy Berry Jello!

This super simple Berry Jello recipe is really great for any time of year but with the vibrant red color of the raspberry jello and the blackberries and blueberries, it makes for a perfect 4th of July festive dish. I also love the it has a very light sour cream based topping instead of a […]

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