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Category: Japanese

Mom’s Chicken

Mom’s Chicken

Everyone has a dish that reminds them of home, and Mom’s Chicken is mine. Certainly I could come up with a more original name, but this is and will always be Mom’s Chicken to everyone in my family. She must have made this 3 times read more

Sardine Patties

Sardine Patties

So the inspiration for my Sardine Patties comes from this new cookbook, The Magic of Tinned Fish by Chris McDade. It’s full of wonderfully inventive recipes using all kinds of canned seafood. And it’s really got me wondering why we don’t we eat more canned read more

Japanese Spinach

Japanese Spinach

Japanese Spinach, known as oshitashi, is a vibrant veggie side dish that is so quick and easy. We’re talking on the table in 10 minutes quick. The spinach is blanched to retain its bright color (and nutrients!) and then served with a deeply flavorful sauce. You can read more

Cold Soba

Cold Soba

Summers in Japan can be as oppressively hot and humid as summers in Miami. So it’s no wonder that one of the most popular noodle dishes is a cold one, known as zaru soba. Cold Soba is a refreshing, nourishing meal when it feels almost read more

Miso Ginger Mussels

Miso Ginger Mussels

Why do we save mussels for a rare treat that we only enjoy in fancy restaurants on special occasions? Mussels are so easy to prepare at home, and quite economical as well. I’m a firm believer that every day can be a special occasion, and 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