Japanese Plum Syrup Project! Day 1

I found fresh and green plums at the market and started making Japanese Plum Syrup. Fresh, sweet sour plum aroma is really amazing. Highly recommended if you have never tasted before. Recipe 1. Soak the fresh green plum, remove the water and picked out stem ends of plums with toothpick.Β  2. Put them in a…

Japanese Clay Pot, Egg Baker

I am using this egg baker for a few decades …. found this in Shimane Pref, west part of Honshu in Japan. The area is facing the Sea of Japan and known as a region where depopulation, aging society … but surprised they have such beautiful folk craft and the simple tableware are loved by…

Japanese Simple Dessert

I cooked Kuzu jelly and boiled buckwheat Soba enjoyed with marmalade ; ) Simple dessert and also good for vegan friends!

A flavor of my second home – Hainanese Chicken Rice

I cooked one of most popular national dish in Singapore πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Hainanese Chicken Rice. I couldn’t find fresh red chili in Japan so used ginger, garlic and dried chili, vinegar etc … so it’s not authentic but the alternative spicy sauce gave a good kick for my chicken rice!

Japanese Oyster! A Flavor of Winter Sea.

Miyajima is known as a place of best oyster in Japan. That’s not only the amount of production and size and flavorful Umami are amazing there. There is a popular oyster restaurant on the island called Kakiya along Omote Sando St. They have wide selection of wine, champagne, sake … and we can find and…

Specialty Coffee Shop in Japan – Miyajima

Miyajima is one of must-sees in West Japan and just 1.5hrs train ride from Kyoto. Everyone I visit there, I grab a cup of coffee at the ferry terminal heading to the island. Recently new Starbucks opened on the island but I still prefer having coffee at small, individual and local specialty coffee shop wherever…

Non Alcohol Cocktail

I made herbal syrup and enjoyed it as non alcohol cocktail. Of course, I can enjoy it adding local gin, tonic water but it’s good to have non alcohol drink choice for home gathering, party etc πŸ˜‰ Syrup – Put water, lavender and blue flower in the pan and turn off the heat when it’s…