Are you familiar with hoshigaki, shockingly delicious, melting in your mouth amber coloured air-dried persimmon with a caramel flavour? These labour-intensive Japanese sweets made from peeled persimmon fruits hanged on strings and air-dried during the winter. The fruits are massaged during the drying process, it gives absolutely amazing mellow gelatinous […]
Nutritious and delicious winter soup. This low carb chicken soup is packed with green vegetables and chicken meatballs, and Asians flavours. Add a little restaurant-style twist to this dish. Maillard reaction makes this soup is absolutely delicious.If you still can’t imagine your meal without carbs, a healthy soba noodle perfectly […]
Rehydrated freeze-dried tofu simmered in a sweet and rich in umami dashi stock. This dish is a feast of Japanese flavours and textures. Continuing my research on Japanese cuisine. Everyone knows sushi and ramen. But besides this, there are a huge number of less popular but absolutely delicious dishes in […]
When one door closes, another opens… I haven’t been bored for a single day in lock down, because this is a great opportunity to learn more about fermentation processes. And improve your health. Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria so by consuming fermented foods you are adding beneficial bacteria […]
Try this sophisticated Japanese-style skewered salmon, drizzled with homemade salty-sweet teriyaki sauce. Salmon skewers taste is the best when it made on a hot barbecue, but you can also use a grill pan. Serve it over rice with edamame beans, sweet and sour wasabi vegetables and wakame kraut. Incredibly flavourful […]
Hope you already have seen my post about young green ume and experience with Umeshu. Ripened ume has an amazingly sweet fragrance that is more fragrant than young ume. The ume fruit is more sour than the Western plum or apricot and is usually processed in various ways before eaten. […]
A few days ago I did Mari Kondo-ing of my kitchen cupboard. I do tidying up pretty often, just because this is an important part of my work if you do the recipe development your pantry has to be always full of fresh ingredients. Guess what I found there? Rice, […]
I’m obsessed with natural food coloring for many years. We lived in Bali these days when I got this inspiration for food coloring. I remember it was a hot lazy day, I’m looked for something refreshing and got stuck near local warung (street food stall) where old lady served tropical […]
How to make vegetarian food taste better? How to make the flavor of your meals richer? Making vegetarian healthy food taste good is not a matter of genius: it’s about knowing the tricks to do so, and anyone can do it. In this recipe, I will share with you some […]
Happy Valentine`s day, guys! Impress your loved ones with these beautiful and delicious doughnut sushi. Decorate your sushi with most freshness and yummiest sushi toppings. Rich salmon, fatty sashimi salmon, crunchy tobiko, fresh cucumber, creamy avocado, and nutty sesame seeds. The pink adds a fun twist to your meal thanks to […]
Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as a main course. Commonly it’s raw fish marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil then tossed with sesame seeds and seaweed. I added some twist to Hawaiian recipe and used seared tuna instead of […]
Feel tired or a bit under the weather? This healthy and delicious noodle soup get you back on track. This is great for cure cold or flu, but a bowl of chicken noodle soup can also minimize hangover hell. Delicious noodle soup served with vegetables, mushrooms and marinated egg. You could […]
This Japanese-inspired cool, green salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Fresh greens and cucumber, soft tofu, slightly chewy red rice and edamame beans are tossed in a creamy miso-sesame dressing to create this healthy and delicious salad.
Fall has come. The days become a shorter and the evenings are cooler. What could be better for dinner than a bowl of warming ramen soup packed with flavors of a rich spicy stock, fried tofu, tangy kimchi and pickled egg? Yum!
Treat your taste buds to umami flavor of Japanese miso ramen soup. A classic favorite is given a plant-based update with a deep tangy flavour of the light delicious broth. Just add some green vegetables. This is my favorite healthy option. Green vegetables are nutritional powerhouses filled with vitamins, minerals, and […]