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Category: Quick

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

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

Green Mango Salad

Green Mango Salad

Google just informed me that only two states in the whole country ever search recipes for Green Mango Salad- California and Florida. Which I guess makes sense as they are the two states that grow mangoes, but the rest of you are really missing out! read more

Hambagu

Hambagu

If hamburgers, meatloaf, and smothered steak had a baby, it would be something like Hambagu. Way more exciting than plain old hamburgers, and a little more sophisticated than meatloaf, Hambagu is rich and savory with a luscious umami packed sauce. In Japan, there are entire read more

Enoki in Brown Butter Sauce

Enoki in Brown Butter Sauce

Sometimes simple is best, and this dish proves it. My delicious side dish hits on a winning formula- a recipe that packs a lot of flavor but is also super quick to make. This allows me to make several dishes for dinner, which provides lots read more