Yuzu (柚子), a small yellow or green citrus fruit, has become popular in the United States for the past decade as a lot of chefs started to use it in their cuisines. In Japan yuzu has been around for centuries and one of my favorite yuzu flavored food is creamy Yuzu Ice Cream.
While I was in Japan I captured some special moments, unique things, and delicious foods. In the next few posts, I’d like to share some of the pictures that highlight my trip home.
When the weather is so hot and you lose your appetite, what do you usually end up eating? Growing up in Asia, summers were brutally hot. For me, my favorite go-to dishes on these hot summer days are Japanese cold noodles dishes such as somen and soba. As you slurp Cold Somen Noodles dipped in tsuyu, you feel your body starting to cool in the summer heat.
Have you tried baking vegetable in parchment paper? This moist-heat cooking technique is often called “En Papillote” (ahn-poppy-YOTE), French for “in parchment”. With this cooking method, food is enclosed in a packet of parchment paper (or you can substitute with aluminum foil) and baked in the oven.
Today I prepared Summer Vegetables Baked in Parchment which are seasoned with delicious Maple Miso Sauce.
It’s been one week since I came back from the recent Japan trip, and I’ve been feeling extremely cold here in San Francisco after spending 6 weeks in hot and humid weather there. My body isn’t completely adjusted yet and all I want for dinner is nice warm soup…
Then I remembered the Cioppino recipe that I made a while ago. So today I am taking a break from summer recipes and will share this delicious seafood stew instead. I hope my South Hemisphere readers are happy to see this nice warm dish in the midst of winter.
I really really enjoyed these Mango Lassi Popsicles and if you love mango, you will love these popsicles. And I wish that I can taste these again… Recently, my relationship with my beloved mangoes ended, and it came all of the sudden without warning.
When we have BBQ meals, we always have a side of grilled corn. The meal just doesn’t feel complete without a side of yummy grilled corns. Fresh and naturally sweet corn is a wonderful side dish for both children and adults. Our recent favorite corn recipe is Grilled Corn with Miso Butter using Hikari Miso‘s Organic Saikyo Sweet Miso.
It is quite hot and humid in Japan and all I want to eat are cold dishes and noodles. I shared Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen) recipe not a long ago and today I’m sharing another favorite cold noodle recipe.
Have you heard or tried Tsukemen? It means “dipping noodles” and cold noodles are served separately with hot dipping soup and toppings on the side (Hiyashi Tsukemen is served with cold noodles and cold soup).
I was very excited a few months ago when I received an invite to participate in creating a Foodimal for Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2. I know there’s nothing cooler to my kids than their mom taking part in one of their favorite movies. And to celebrate, I’m giving away a cool Sony Reader courtesy of Sony Pictures today!
I’ve always loved ice cream and after I started making my own ice cream at home, I have created a ridiculously long list of ice cream flavors that I plan to make. Coffee Ice Cream was one of the flavors on the list and oh my, I can say this is a really delicious coffee ice cream recipe.