Monthly Archives: October 2009

Kuwayaki Pork Donburi

This is what they mean when they say umami. I say this surprisingly because the recipe was relatively simple. Slices of pork loin (I used kurobuta from the Japanese market) goes in a quick 5 minute marinade, gets a coat of katakuriko (potato starch), then pan fried and cooked in a shoyu, mirin, and sugar. [...]

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Matcha Rolls

I pulled hot matcha rolls out of the oven today and ate 3 of them like it was nothing. Thanks to the free sample bag of Dakota Matcha (a grade of matcha meant for baking) from Matcha Source, I confronted my minor fear of bread making and was rewarded with these soft sweet rolls. And [...]

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Pan-Fried Gyoza

If you don’t have nimble fingers, no matter. This gyoza is simple to assemble—the most low-maintenance version I’ve seen. The gyoza skin is filled, folded in half, and the top section is pinched at one point. No laborious crimping, no fear of air pockets, no mending needed when the filling pokes out. The filling is [...]

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Shoyu Chicken

There isn’t anything easier than shoyu chicken. Mix, pour, simmer. That’s it. But it simmers for a good hour, so be sure you’ve planned ahead. The meat soaks up the sauce and becomes very tender and could win over anyone, even the most picky eaters. This recipe is from one of those community cookbooks from [...]

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Etsy: Linens

Some beautiful linens I’m eyeing over on Etsy. Makes a great housewarming gift! Top: FLOWER FIELD Organic Linen Napkins / Set of 2, $30 (Natsumi Nishizumi) Left: Colander Napkin Pair, $18 (Elizabeth Bentz) Right: Linen Coneflower Dish Cloth, White $14 (Sarah Kusa Design Goods)

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