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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 markets … 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 k … 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
Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Know Your Japanese Mushrooms

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 17th Aug 2015

Enoki, shiitake, shimeji, matsutake. Do you recognize these words? They are just a few of the many types of mushrooms Japanese consume.The word for mushroom in Japanese is kinoko, but it is too broad … read more
Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

Happy 95th Birthday, Grandma!

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 26th Jun 2015

It felt not that long ago when we had the honor of celebrating the 94th birthday of Fumi-san, the grandmother of our Ms. Yuri. A year has gone by so fast. Fumi-san just turned 95. She still lives b … read more