Hiyashiame Recipe

Hiyashiame is a sweet ginger drink that is popular mainly in the Kansai (western) area in Japan.  The spicy taste from ginger helps …

Amashoku Recipe

Amashoku is old-fashioned Japanese sweet bread.  It is not yeast bread but more like a simple baked pastry between a cake and …

Kakiage Recipe

Kakiage is a kind of Tempura dish with a variety of chopped vegetables and seafood.  This deep-fried round food has a much more casual …

Umeshu (Plum Wine) Recipe

Umeshu, or plum wine, is a popular sweet drink inside and outside Japan.  This tasty drink is a great aperitif and also …

Nikuman Recipe

Nikuman are Japanese steamed hot buns with ground pork filling.  The white bread part is made from both yeast and baking powder, …

Okayu Recipe

Okayu is Japanese rice porridge.  It is often eaten when people are not feeling well.  It has a very mild taste and it’s …

Kitsune Udon Recipe

Kitsune Udon is Udon noodles in hot Dashi soup topped with Aburaage that has been cooked in a sweet and salty sauce. …

Bento Lunch Menu 3

As you can see from previous entries in our Bento Lunch series, Bento is a portable packed meal, usually eaten for lunch in …

Tenmusu Recipe

Tenmusu are Onigiri rice balls with shrimp Tempura as a filling.  Onigiri is rice shaped by pressing firmly in your hands and forming into a ball …