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Category: Ingredient

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

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Miso Soup is so much more than that little bowl that comes with your sushi. While the ingredients and technique are simple, the umami flavors are anything but and are foundational to Japanese cuisine. I’m going to show you how easy it is to make read more

Plum Sauce Duck

Plum Sauce Duck

Why don’t we eat more duck? I’ve noticed that despite it being extremely popular on restaurant menus, including ours, Americans rarely cook it at home. There seems to be an intimidation factor, as if cooking duck should only be left to the professionals. Well, I’m read more

Coconut Lime Ceviche

Coconut Lime Ceviche

When I need something quick but fancy for a party, I reach for ceviche. It’s bright, fresh flavors are always a hit, and this Coconut Lime Ceviche brings a fun Asian twist.  Prep takes only 15 minutes, there’s no cooking time involved, and you can read more

Toshikoshi Soba

Toshikoshi Soba

I’ve never met a noodle dish I didn’t like, but these are some of my favorites. Toshikoshi Soba are a traditional Japanese dish for New Years. The long noodles symbolize longevity, and the fact that buckwheat noodles (which are gluten free and therefore fragile) are 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