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Ajitama – How to make ramen egg for a snack or appetizer

Ajitama – How to make ramen egg for a snack or appetizer

Ajitama have always been my favorite topping for ramen, hands down. These soy-marinated eggs can also be a healthy and convenient snack all on their own! You could even doll them up a little to serve as an izakaya-style appetizer. Or do what I do: pack one ramen egg...

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Natto Recipe for People Who Don’t Like Natto (Yet)

Natto Recipe for People Who Don’t Like Natto (Yet)

This natto recipe is for you if you're someone who doesn't like natto.  I'm sure you already know that eating natto is really healthy. It's Japan's #1 superfood. That's not the problem. You're just not sure how you'll ever be able to get past the smell and sticky...

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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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