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Blog, Winter Food

Bifun Soup

As the weather is turning considerably colder I find myself craving soups, stews and nabe ( hot pots ). This one is especially good for keeping those colds at bay with warming ginger and spices. First I made a stock…

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Autumn Food, Blog

Kenchinjiru

Kenchinjiru is a hearty warming soup which originates from the Kencho-ji temple in Kamakura. This is my version of this Shojin Ryori Zen Buddhist dish. Full of root vegetables and crumbled tofu in a kombu,shiitake,tamari and miso broth. Soak one…

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Vegan Yakitori

Down many backstreets and alleyways in Japan you can find small bars called izakaya.  Some only fit a few people inside.  There people can enjoy a beer or sake maybe after work and to accompany that maybe a yakitori (…

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Sushi Lunch

A sushi lunch to day. Mini cucumber sushi rolls and Gunkan maki sushi . Gunkan actually translates as warship . This is super easy just seasoned sushi rice wrapped in nori with various toppings . Just make sure you cut…

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Blog, Spring Food

Takenoko Gohan

Takenoko Gohan
Takenoko Gohan
Takenoko Gohan

Spring time in the countryside of Japan you can see bamboo shoots starting to grow . This is Takenoko Gohan (bamboo rice ) (竹の子ご飯) Takenoko means bamboo child and is a perfect Japanese spring dish. Have you seen Princess Kaguya?…

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