Latest Post

Kitsune Udon

Sesame Wafu Dressing (Japanese-style dressing)

This easy sesame Wafu Dressing is just like the ones you get in Japanese restaurants. Here's how to make the best Japanese-style dressing.


Continue Reading…
From the archives

Kale & Ramen Salad with Crispy Maitake

This delicious ramen salad is loaded with kale, dill, and crispy maitake mushrooms tossed with a creamy garlic lemon and yogurt dressing.

Red Cabbage Slaw

If you’re not a big fan of mayo in coleslaw, this red cabbage slaw is for you. Dressed with a caraway yogurt dressing it makes for a vibrant side salad for grilled proteins, providing contrasting colors, textures and tastes to your plate. Head over to PBS Food for my full Red Cabbage Slaw post and … Continue reading “Red Cabbage Slaw”

Pizzadilla

This chorizo stuffed Pizzadilla has a cracker-crisp double crust that's stuffed with stretchy cheese and spicy chorizo. Comes together in 5 minutes.

Fig and Gouda Quesadilla

With the full heat of summer upon us, I’m digging quick meals that are still flavorful and satisfying. This quesadilla is loaded with melty gouda and creamy sweet figs between two crisp buttery tortillas. Serve it with a quick red cabbage slaw dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, caraway and salt, and you have a … Continue reading “Fig and Gouda Quesadilla”

Umé Juice

Learn how to make Umé juice (梅ジュース), a popular summertime beverage in Japan made from a syrup extracted from Umé fruit (Japanese Plum)

Sōmen

How to prepare chilled Japanese Sōmen (素麺,そうめん), with a traditional dash-based dipping sauce and condiments. The perfect cooling summer noodle dish.

Temaki Sushi

Temaki Sushi (手巻き寿司) is an easy hand-rolled sushi that you can fill with your favorite ingredients. Learn how to make Temaki with this video.

Perfect Sushi Rice

Master the art of making sushi rice with this easy tutorial. Learn my secrets for making the best authentic Japanese sushi rice from scratch.