Category Archives: Contemporary Recipes

Spicy Pork and Vegetable Stir-fry

I’ve never cooked a cucumber before. Does it turn soggy? Does it turn soft? I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea, but the photo in the book was working hard to sell me on the idea. I love eggplant and all things spicy so decided it was a go. My love for this recipe [...]

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Kari Pari Tofu Salad

Tofu salad usually comes either with a refreshing shoyu-based or a creamy sesame-based dressing. I tend to prefer sesame, but this recipe popped out at me when I was perusing my mom’s collection of Japanese cooking magazines. The colors were beautiful and the combination of textures—the soft tofu, juicy tomatoes, shaki shaki lettuce, and the [...]

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Matcha Pancakes

A beautiful bag of Lupicia matcha sits in my freezer. I’ve baked with it on occasion, but each time I’ve walked away unsatisfied, thinking the end product never lived up to the irresistibly delicious thing I imagined. Matcha’s delicate flavor makes it challenging to incorporate into a recipe. Other flavors can easily dominate or the [...]

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Tuna + Avocado Donburi

I made this by accident. For Sa’s lunch I packed musubi and had leftover tuna that was sautéed in shoyu, sake, and sugar. On the counter was a very ripe avocado and suddenly I had the fixings for what I now call tuna avocado donburi. If you’re having a hard time imagining what this tastes [...]

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