May 27
2020

Bowl of curry ramen and optional toppings (takuan, toasted sesame seeds, green onions)

Curry ramen is one of the many types of ramen that you can find in Japan.  It is the fusion of two wonderful worlds–Japanese curry and Japanese ramen.  Since I shared my method for making curry roux blocks with you earlier this month, I thought I would share another way to use the blocks, other than making Japanese curry rice.  So here is my version of curry ramen, using the curry roux blocks! [Read More…]

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May 21
2020

My best friend Noriko and I just launched a new podcast today—The Onigiri Chronicles!  We are discussing food, cooking, and Japan (with a few parenting adventures thrown in).  We hope you’ll listen.  If there’s anything you’re interested in hearing us talk about, shoot me an email and let me know! email: rachael@lafujimama.com

The podcast is currently available on Anchor, Spotify, and Stitcher.  Other platforms, such as iTunes, are coming…we are just waiting for approval!

Listen to The Onigiri Chronicles on:

Anchor

Spotify

Stitcher

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Make Your Own Japanese Curry Roux Blocks

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One of my personal favorite recipes is my Japanese curry (aka, curry rice).  In Japan, when people make curry at home, they usually use an instant curry roux (available in a block or powder form) to make the curry sauce or purchase pre-made curry sauce that is packaged in vacuum-sealed bags.  Many recipes for Japanese […]

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Stay-at-home Japanese Vegan Cream Stew (クリームシチュー)

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Dinner at our house has been a parade of one comfort food dish after another lately.  Are any of you in the same boat?  Our meal last Sunday was no exception.  I made Japanese Cream Stew (クリームシチュー)—a popular Japanese yoshoku dish (yoshoku is a form of Japanese-western fusion cuisine).  Cream stew is a mix of […]

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Grow Your Own Mung Bean Sprouts At Home!

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. Need a project to start this week?  I’ve got a great one for you, or your kids, or both!  Grow […]

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Ozenzai — Sweet Red Bean Soup (おぜんざい)

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Ozenzai (おぜんざい), a sweet red bean soup, is a very popular, traditional Japanese dessert.  It is made with adzuki beans and can be served over toasted mochi, shiratama dango, or a cooked grain, like millet.  It’s one of my (many) favorite desserts and it really made my week this week.

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Eryngii Suimono (Clear Soup with King Oyster Mushrooms)

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This post is a longtime in coming.  I meant to post it last month, but then things got a little crazy with everything happening in the world, thanks to Covid-19.  This week is spring break for my Fujilings and I’m finally getting a moment to breathe, so here I am!  Last month I posted about […]

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Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) 2020

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March 3rd is Hinamatsuri in Japan.  Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Festival or Doll Festival), is a celebration dedicated to girls, in which their parents pray for the good health and happiness of their daughters.  This is one of my favorite Japanese celebrations, naturally, being the mother of three girls!

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Tofu Katsu Onigirazu (Tofu Cutlet Rice Ball Sandwich)

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*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nasoya. We are huge fans of Nasoya’s products—not only because they’re easy to find (even Walmart has their products!), but they are super high quality, using simple and clean ingredients like water, soy, and salt.  They have been a leading provider of natural and organic foods […]

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. Are you still looking for a gift for any food lovers/cooks in your life?  There are some things that I […]

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