Inarizushi (Sushi Rice Balls in Deep-fried Tofu Pouches)

Today I am excited to share with you an Inarizushi recipe and this post is dedicated to our little soccer champ, Bunny!  My grandmother used to have an abundant of these at every family gathering! They were always perfect tasting and perfect looking!  I don’t know how she ever did it, always consistent! She was tough and […]

Japanese Hamburger (Hambagu)

This Japanese Hamburger pronounced hambaagu, made a regular appearance at the dinner table in my home growing up.  We had hambagu ALL the time! And I think we tired of it and just wanted Hamburgers on the grill with buns like the rest of the kids around us.  However, we still gobbled them up, with […]

Japanese Fried Chicken (Karaage)

Who doesn’t love deep fried chicken???  However this Japanese version is incredible (Oishii!!!) and will have you addicted after one bite!  I didn’t grow up with Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken), but when we lived in Japan it was everywhere!  In their homes, bars, restaurants, school lunches, bentos, convenience stores and even on picnics!  One bite of […]

California and Salad Sushi Rolls

It has been 4 months since my last cooking exchange with Natsuko and I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by.  She is absolutely radiating at 8 months pregnant and expecting her first baby!  It was so good to see her and catch up on all the cooking we have missed out on. I […]

Sayonara Bento

Japanese school for the boys was coming to an end and I was really dreading it!  I felt so sad saying good-bye to the teachers that we have been with for 2-3 years.  The boys have had a wonderful experience connecting with their culture and learning the Japanese language.  My eldest can read more characters […]

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