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Category: Vegetables

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

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

Chili Crisp

Chili Crisp

I have a bit of a condiment problem. You might even call me a condiment hoarder. They are such an easy way to add a jolt of flavor to just about anything. I’m particularly addicted to Chili Crisp- that gloriously garlicky, spicy, crispy umami bomb read more

Curried Eggplant and Pork

Curried Eggplant and Pork

In these days where we are all amateur food photographers and critics, it’s easy to overlook less photogenic dishes. But sometimes the humblest looking food is the most delicious. That’s why I love David Chang’s show, Ugly Delicious, and I think this Curried Eggplant and read more

Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad

It’s the middle of April. Haven’t we done the low-carb/keto/paleo restrictive diet thing long enough? It’s time for CARBS. And my Japanese potato salad is here for you. While Japanese Potato Salad has much in common with its Western counterparts, there are some key differences. read more