Japanese Oyster Ajillo

Enjoyed very fresh oysters as very simple Ajillo ! At the end, added pasta and enjoyed garlic, rosemary, chili and kaki umami all together. One of my most fab oyster dish !

Happy Vday everyone !

I made semi dried lemons and enjoyed with chocolate ! Go well with various drinks … wine, cocktail, Sake etc…

Sakekasu Muffin

Sakekasu or Sake lees is a byproduct while brewing sake and we can find them at supermarket here in Japan. Some people enjoy grilled Sakekasu as snack but I tried using it for my muffin. Sakekasu still contains sake so I can’t eat in the morning before going out by car but enjoy it weekend…

Chinese Rice Porridge

Enjoyed Chinese rice porridge with small plates of fermented tofu, century egg, pickles and pine nuts etc… simple but healthy feast for early afternoon.

Fresh Japanese Prawn ‘Kuruma Ebi’

The beauty of local bounty… this local Japanese prawn kuruma Ebi is also one of my favorite seafood in Japan. When I find really good ones at the fish section of the market, I buy some and grilled with sea salt. Some people may like boiled ones but I really like the roasted smell of…

Miso Making Workshop

Enjoyed miso making with Japanese friends ! It needs 6 months fermentation process so will be ready in July. Used steamed Japanese soy beans, salt and malted rice… that’s all! I will share with you all again here how my miso will look like until July. I was told I shouldn’t open the container until…

Homemade Chocolate!

Enjoyed making dried blood orange/green lemon from Uwajima Ehime and dipped into chocolate ! Put a tiny little salt from Sardegna Island and Pistachio from California. Then enjoyed lovely combination with long black 😄 It’s a perfect afternoon treat !

Japanese Style Pancake

Enjoyed pancake with a Japanese twist! Make two of whole-grain flour pancakes first. Then put some Japanese red bean paste and a slice of cold butter. I believe you guys can find cooked red bean paste at Japanese food section of supermarket or Asian food grocery. Mixture of melted butter and red bean paste is…

Yuzu Sweets in Japan

I enjoyed Usu-cha (matcha) last night with tiny Yuzu sweets called Yuzukko. The sweets is from the lovely small town called Uchiko, Ehime in Shikoku Island,West Japan. The sweets is made of Shiro-An, white bean paste, coated with Kanten agar and put Yuzu on top. Yuzu is a winter citrus and we often use it…

Amazake Cookies

I made some Amazake cookies using leftover amazake drink ! I add some flour, olive oil and salt. Didn’t add sugar, milk, butter and egg like usual cookies.The taste was like grissini and can enjoy aroma of sweet sake while eating. Go well with sake as simple snack. Good for people who don’t take sweet…

Shoyu-Mame (roasted soy beans in sweet shoyu sauce)

I found shoyu mame when I traveled Kagawa Pref in Shikoku…. and really enjoyed the flavor. Can’t find the same dried beans at the market nearby but decided to make the similar one using ordinary soy beans which I can find anywhere. First, roast the beans on the thick iron pot for a while (not…