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Japanese Dry Curry (ドライカレー)

As part of my new podcast, The Onigiri Chronicles, with my friend Noriko, she has been sharing pictures of the lunches that she helps to prepare at the elementary school she works at in Funabashi, Japan.  They are so inspiring.  Though I should warn you, they will make you very jealous because they are so amazing.  The […]

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Curry Ramen

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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 […]

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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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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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Mushroom Ochazuke (Tea and Rice)

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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

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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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BLTA Kimbap

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*This post is brought to you in partnership with Outstanding Foods. I never get sick of combining the flavors of bacon (plant-based of course), lettuce, tomato, and avocado.  It just doesn’t get old!  I received a box filled with bags of the different flavors of PigOut Pigless Bacon Chips recently and after we devoured more […]

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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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