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Fresh Blueberries Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake


The girls asked for Japanese food next week. I wanted to make a dessert to go with the rest of the Japanese dishes. I came across several cheesecake recipes that claimed to be light, airy, and fluffy…

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Mochi Fruit Bowl


Yet another dough ball recipe. All the recent glutinous rice ball recipes are my attempts to make Mochi. Ashley insists tang yuan (汤圆) <> Mochi. I wonder. Aren’t they all made from glutinous rice flour? Regardless, she has gobbled every one of the variations/look-alike I’ve attempted over the last few weeks. Unlike the usual peanuts/black sesame topping, this is the Read More

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Oyakodon


What do I do with yesterday’s left over dashi stock? Cook more Japanese food! I am starting to realize how easy it is to prepare donburi. This recipe will get serious consideration when I need to whip up dinner quickly. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Serves: 3   Ingredients 3 pieces chicken thigh, cut into bite size Read More

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Chicken Cutlet Donburi


I attempted Chicken Cutlet Donburi at Ashley’s request last weekend. Turns out that this is a really easy dish to make. I always wondered how the layer of onions and fluffy egg is made to taste so delicious? The secret is in the broth used to cook them! I stopped by the Japanese supermarket and picked up the key ingredients: Read More

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Pot Stickers/Gyoza


Pot stickers, gyoza, dumplings? Whatever you call them, they are wonderful appetizers… First published this post in Nov 2014, updating the picture and ingredients again today in Mar 2015. I’ll keep refining the recipe as it gets better 🙂 Looks like I make dumplings approximately once a quarter! What’s the occasion? The meat-ball lover is home, and I get lots Read More

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Japanese Shirataki/Ramen Stir Fry


My daughter Ashley asked me to cook this dish for her. She likes lots of vegetables in her stir fry. Substitute with whatever vegetables you like. Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 packs of Shirataki or Ramen Noodles (8 oz each) 2 small chicken breast, sliced thinly 1 piece of thumb size fresh ginger, Read More

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