Japanese

Mushroom Ochazuke (Tea and Rice)

Have you ever heard of ochazuke (“oh-chaw-zoo-kay”)?  If you aren’t super familiar with Japanese cuisine, probably not, which is so sad!  Ochazuke is a simple, comfort food dish made with rice (often as a way to use up leftover rice) with hot tea (or hot water or broth) poured over it and toppings, whether it […]

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Charred Corn Onigiri

TGIF!  It’s been a long week in our neck of the woods and I am looking forward to a less-busy weekend.  It has been awhile since I shared an onigiri recipe for you, so I’m rectifying that today!  I love the flavor of charred corn, and after finding some beautiful corn at the store recently, […]

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Black Sesame Oat Milk + New Oat Milk In Town

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Better Body Foods. One of my favorite non-dairy milks is oat milk, but I’m very picky about my oat milk.  I’ve found that many of the commercially available milks either have added sugar (I’d rather be in control of how much sugar I add, thank you […]

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Roasted Broccoli Shira-ae (Roasted Broccoli in Tofu Dressing)

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We are currently in Japan!  (I can’t tell you how giddy that makes me to type that!)  Mr. Fuji had a 2-week business trip to Tokyo and about halfway through his trip he found a really good deal on tickets and booked a trip for the rest of us to fly out and meet up […]

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Kimchi Yakisoba (Japanese stir-fried noodles with kimchi sauce)

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Nasoya. I’m a huge fan of fermented vegetables, whether it be dill pickles, sauerkraut, Japanese tsukemono, or Korean kimchi. Since going plant-based, I have had less to choose from in the kimchi department. The classic kimchi recipe includes some sort of salted seafood or fish sauce. […]

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Hiyashi Miso Udon (Chilled Udon Noodles with Miso Sauce)

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During the summer in Japan when the weather is hot and humid, you will see lots of chilled dishes on menus.  One of those dishes is chilled noodles served with a variety of toppings.

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Carrot Chip Onigiri

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I had a bit of an epiphany recently.  I have said for years that my favorite food was sushi.  But when I was making a batch of onigiri for the kids last month I realized that although I do love sushi, there is another food that is my true favorite—onigiri.  The first thing I ate […]

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Japanese Spaghetti Napolitan (Ketchup Spaghetti)

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When I studied abroad in Paris, the mom of the family that I lived with made a simple lunch of spaghetti sauced with ketchup on several occasions.  The first time when I sat down to a bowl of it I think my eyebrows were somewhere up in my hairline.  Ketchup had never been anything more […]

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Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Potstickers)

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We are huge dumpling lovers at our house, so my recipe for gyoza (Japanese dumplings) has been on my list to veganize for quite a long time now.  Gyoza was one of the first Japanese dishes I learned to cook from my sweet neighbor, Miki, in her kitchen in Yokohama, Japan, 16 1/2 years ago, […]

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To-fish No Misoni (Tofu Simmered in Miso Sauce)

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In January, on an Instagram post, I asked what peoples’ favorite Japanese dishes were.  It was really fun to see the responses.  One of the responses was from @sandrajapandra who said that saba no misoni was her favorite.  Saba no misoni is a very traditional Japanese fish dish of mackerel that is simmered in a […]

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