The Legend of Satsue Mito

The Legend of Satsue Mito

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 10th Mar 2016

April 7 marks the 102nd birthday of Satsue Mito (April 21, 1914 – April 7, 2012).I had the good fortune of meeting Mito-sensei, as everybody lovingly called her, in 2007. She was a tender woman, and … read more
Kumquat Preserve with Kudzu Syrup

Kumquat Preserve with Kudzu Syrup

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 22nd Feb 2016

Here is my recipe for making a delightful winter preserve using whole kumquats (kinkan in Japanese) and kudzu root powder.IngredientsKumquats: 2 kgCane sugar: 800 gWater: 1 cupLemon juice: 1 tabl … read more
Black Soybean Tea Cake Recipe

Black Soybean Tea Cake Recipe

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 9th Jan 2016

Here is a quick recipe for tea cake with wholesome petite black soybeans. For the batter, I use whole-wheat pancake mix. You can use a gluten-free mix available off-the-shelf in most mark … read more
Crustless Japanese Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Japanese Pumpkin Pie

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 27th Oct 2015

Here is a low-calorie, gluten-free recipe for a pumpkin pie using kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin) and kudzu root powder instead of flour, which you can make in about 20 minutes.An average kaboc … read more
Baked Autumn Salmon with Mushrooms (Aki-Sake)

Baked Autumn Salmon with Mushrooms (Aki-Sake)

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 28th Sep 2015

In Japan, salmon caught in high-season (from September to November) is called aki-sake (autumn salmon). Here is one of my favorite autumn recipes for baked salmon garnished with yuzu-kosho (yuzu … read more