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On Air: Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin

I’ll be on ABC this Saturday 11/18 at 9:30am EST on Ocean Treks With Jeff Corwin — Tokyo: Fan-Tastic Fun. I had so much fun showing Jeff around Tsukiji fish market and making sushi with his awesome family. Hope you guys have a chance to check it out! In the meantime here are some behind … Continue reading “On Air: Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin”


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Kimchi Rice Sandwich

Inspired by a rice burger I recently had at MOS Burger, this rice sandwich is made with crisp pan-fried rice “buns. Inside is a quick pork and kimchi stir-fry. Head over to PBS Food for my full Kimchi Rice Sandwich post.

Black Pepper Beef

Black Pepper Beef, or Hei Jiao Niu Liu (黑椒牛柳) is a quick and easy Chinese stir-fry that comes together from just a handful of ingredients.

Shochu Hot Chocolate

I know it’s fall when I get a hankering for warm drinks, and I’ve been craving hot chocolate like a madman. Hot on the heels of my matcha hot chocolate, I bring to you a more grown-up take on the classic: Shochu Hot Chocolate. It’s a rich blend with tons of chocolate relative to the … Continue reading “Shochu Hot Chocolate”

Chicken Parmesan

Crisp on top and saucy on the bottom you'd never guess this easy Chicken Parmesan recipe was baked.

On Air: Biz Buzz Japan – Rice

Although rice may all look similar, thousands of years of human cultivation have resulted in an equally impressive number of varieties. Even within Japan there are dozens of cultivars that have a different taste, texture, and appearance. In this episode of BizBuzz Japan, Jon Kabira, Lucia Vancura and I explore the world of Japanese Rice. … Continue reading “On Air: Biz Buzz Japan – Rice”

Honkaku Shochu and Awamori

Everything you need to know about traditional Japanese Shochu and Awamori. What it is, how it's made, how to drink it, and the foods it pairs well with.

Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles are an easy one-pan stir-fry is loaded with shrimp veggies and rice noodles. This version is way better than Chinese take-out.

Balsamic Glazed Kabocha

This easy side dish can be put together in minutes and yet it makes for a colorful addition to your autumn table. With caramelized kabocha pumpkin, sweet red peppers, and crisp basil leaves tossed in a balsamic glaze it’s as flavorful as it is vibrant. Head over to PBS Food for my full post and … Continue reading “Balsamic Glazed Kabocha”