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Thai Boba Tea

Thai Boba Tea

Believe it or not, not all that long ago, boba tea wasn’t even known about in the states. Enjoyed in Taiwan for decades, our restaurant was the first to start serving boba tea, or bubble tea, in Miami. Once people experienced the bouncy, chewy tapioca read more

Crispy Shiitake Katsu

Crispy Shiitake Katsu

Sometimes you just want a fried, crispy, crunchy, snack. Bonus points if there’s a delectable sauce to dip it in. Enter Crispy Shiitake Katsu. Katsu is a Japanese comfort food, usually made with meat or seafood. Coated with panko, it is much lighter and crispier read more

Sesame Dressing

Sesame Dressing

My mom’s uncle was Michio Kushi, the famed macrobiotic guru. She came to Boston in the early 70s to get a taste of America. At the time, my father, who was always restless in Japan due to his eccentric ways, was cooking in his kitchens. read more

Thai Coconut Chicken

Thai Coconut Chicken

One of our restaurant’s best selling dishes, this Thai Coconut Chicken is redolent with the tastes and smells of a tropical island. Creamy coconut milk, a blast of citrus from lemongrass, and juicy chicken make this an incredibly satisfying dish. And it’s so quick! Served read more

Japanese Pickles (tsukemono)

Japanese Pickles (tsukemono)

Tsukemono are Japanese pickled vegetables. They are often served with rice as a condiment or in bars with drinks. (pickles make people thirsty!) All sorts of vegetables can be made into tsukemono, including baby eggplant, cucumbers, or even chayote squash, but one of my favorites read more

Kimchi Rice

Kimchi Rice

As a restaurant family, we frequently eat quite late at night. And there’s nothing more comforting after a looong day than a big bowl of Kimchi Rice. Carbs, delicious carbs! It’s also super quick to pull together, especially if you have leftover rice in the read more


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Asian Spiced Spare ribs

Asian Spiced Spare ribs

These Asian spiced spare ribs will have you salivating. The smell of them roasting fills your home with the most divine aroma. And smells don’t lie, these are delicious.   I use two different techniques to insure delectable results every time. First I marinate the read more

Vietnamese Beef Pho

Vietnamese Beef Pho

What the Pho?! First things first. Let’s clear up the pronunciation. Pho is pronounced fuh, NOT foe. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, Beef Pho is to Vietnam what pizza is to Italy, or what fish and chips are to England.  It read more

Lemongrass Tofu Rice Salad

Lemongrass Tofu Rice Salad

Quarantine has really changed how we cook and eat, hasn’t it?  For one thing, we are just doing so much more of it.  (Raise your hand if you made sourdough bread for the first time in your life?)  People used to dining out several times read more

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki is the most family friendly meal on the planet.  I mean, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like teriyaki? My recipe is super fast and requires very little prep.  You can make it a complete meal with a side of rice and read more

Japanese Beef Curry

Japanese Beef Curry

What is Japanese Curry? Japanese Beef Curry is probably one of the most beloved dishes cooked in Japanese homes- the kind of easy meal that moms make on a busy weeknight. It reheats and freezes beautifully. Perhaps when you hear curry you automatically think of read more