Homemade Sushi: Date Night

A little while ago, when my family came to visit, I enlisted my brother’s help to gather supplies for a surprise for my husband. Since my brother spend a semester abroad in Japan, and has made sushi several times before, I asked him to take me to a local international market to gather supplies so… Continue reading Homemade Sushi: Date Night

Enoki and Fish Nabe

More Japanese food! I did not make this, so I will only share the main ingredients, because I am afraid I do not know all the seasonings and sauces used. Enoki mushrooms, napa cabbage, fish cake sticks, pork, miso, and mizuna. Enoki mushrooms are adorable.  In the nabe, they had a pleasant crunch and had a faint… Continue reading Enoki and Fish Nabe

Baked Tonkatsu with Cabbage and Pickled Ginger

This is not a recipe. Not really, anyway. Tonkatsu is thin slices of pork that is breaded in panko and seasonings and then fried.  This version that my brother made was instead baked in the oven and only lightly misted with oil.  (Can you tell we are related?)  We also added katsu sauce to the… Continue reading Baked Tonkatsu with Cabbage and Pickled Ginger

Daikon Radish, Carrot, Pork Nabe

After spending 4 months in Japan studying abroad, my brother is back. Even better?  He brought food! He has made so many dishes that I may have to devote a whole new series just to Japanese food!  So far we have had tonkatsu, steamed eggplant, Japanese pumpkin, several versions of miso soup, and lots of… Continue reading Daikon Radish, Carrot, Pork Nabe