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Category: Sides

Lemon Zucchini

Lemon Zucchini

Koreans have an amazing food culture. Even the most casual meal might include 5-6 little sides, known as banchan. These delicious little bites of this or that adds tons of interesting textures, colors, and flavors. Zucchini is turned into all kinds of banchan, from pickled to spicy read more

Stir Fried Yu Choy

Stir Fried Yu Choy

Need a quick dinner? Stir fries are the way to go! Stir Fried Yu Choy is fast, healthy, and satisfying. Sometimes I make it with tofu, but today I’m sharing my recipe for Stir Fried Yu Choy with Chicken. I love the Asian practice of read more

Java Rice

Java Rice

Java Rice is a dish so beloved that two different cultures claim it as their own. While it’s named after an island in Indonesia, Java rice is also an immensely popular Filipino dish. And it couldn’t be more simple. Just leftover rice mixed with a read more

Broccoli with Ume

Broccoli with Ume

Broccoli with Ume is a very Japanese take on broccoli. Just a few ingredients and a simple cooking method let the broccoli shine. If you’ve been wanting to include more broccoli in your meals but find it a little boring, this is the recipe for read more

Hijiki

Hijiki

We are quickly approaching the season of overindulgence. Cocktail parties, Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, New Years brunches….all filled with delicious, and filling, foods. It’s nice to have a wholesome, nutrient dense meal to restore and recharge in between. That’s where Hijiki comes in. Hijiki is a sea read more

Shio Koji

Shio Koji

Mold doesn’t sound very appetizing. But mold is involved in the making of so many foods we enjoy; from baked goods to aged steaks. Mold is a crucial part of the fermenting process-hello wine and cheese! It has also been used for centuries to make read more