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Cold Soba Noodles (Zaru Soba)- How to Make At Home

Cold Soba Noodles (Zaru Soba)- How to Make At Home

Cold soba noodles, "zaru soba" in Japanese, is a light, refreshing meal that’s served more often in the summer. Want an easy, 10-minute recipe for chilled soba when it's too hot to cook? Are you looking for a not-so-heavy alternative to wheat pasta? This dish is ideal...

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Japanese Eggs – Tamagoyaki Recipe (Rolled Omelettes)

Japanese Eggs – Tamagoyaki Recipe (Rolled Omelettes)

If you just asked Google how to make "Japanese eggs", my guess is you're craving tamagoyaki, Japanese rolled omelettes. Mmm, MMM! At first glance of the picture below, you might think it looks difficult to make. I promise you– with a little practice, this recipe is...

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Zucchini Recipe – Gyoza Dumplings (Gluten-free, low carb)

Zucchini Recipe – Gyoza Dumplings (Gluten-free, low carb)

This is the best summer zucchini recipe that you've never even heard of. I call these new dumplings "bikini zucchini gyoza". Essentially, they're gyoza wrapped with a zucchini bikini. And– oh baby!– they're sizzling hot! If you're a lover of food in dumpling form like...

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Matcha Latte Green Tea Recipe with Coconut Milk

Matcha Latte Green Tea Recipe with Coconut Milk

This matcha latte green tea recipe was inspired by The Matcha Tokyo. Since the state of emergency was declared in Japan, I've been working on this recipe at home in "lockdown". This was my treat. It gave me something to look forward to every morning even though I was...

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Lettuce Wraps with Chicken For Miso Lovers

Lettuce Wraps with Chicken For Miso Lovers

These lettuce wraps with chicken are quick and easy to make. If you're on a low carb diet, you could cook up a big batch of miso chicken on Sunday night to keep in the fridge. Reheat, wrap with lettuce leaves, and that's it– Monday's lunch is ready!  Jump to the...

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Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu) – Healthy Recipe

Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu) – Healthy Recipe

This recipe for Japanese hamburger steak was inspired by the ferris wheel in downtown Sapporo. Moments later, I noticed a hair piece a woman standing in front of me on the bus was wearing. The design was two adjoining circles with two different patterns made of...

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Lotus Root Recipe (Renkon) – Stuffed with Minced Meat

Lotus Root Recipe (Renkon) – Stuffed with Minced Meat

I first discovered lotus root stuffed with minced chicken (renkon nikuzume) at a yakitori restaurant in Tokyo. That was over 10 years ago. Here's my new, healthier version that you can stuff yourself with at home! This simple recipe is easy to replicate, as long as...

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Loco Moco with Cauliflower Rice

Loco Moco with Cauliflower Rice

Aloha, loco moco fans! 🌈 To tell you the truth, I haven't eaten authentic loco moco in Hawaii for years and years. Since I started to cut out carbs and eat healthier, the generous scoops of rice drenched in gravy, topped with an American-sized meat patty, with a side...

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