Babble Top 100 Mom Food Blogs 2012 & Thank You

Babble Top 100 Mom Food Blogs 2012 | JustOneCookbook.comDearest Fans and Readers,

I received a surprise news today from a fellow blogger and found out that I was one of Babble’s Top 100 Mom Food Blogs 2012.  It means so much that my little blog is recognized along with some of the most popular (mommy) blogs out there.  Thank you for your continued support and I hope I can continue to provide simple delicious recipes that you enjoy.

Babble Top 100 Mom Food Blogs 2012

My blog started as a way to collect my recipes for myself and my children (in case they need them in the future).  My dear friends started to follow my blog and it was just a personal blog in early 2011.  Little by little, my blog started to have more fans and readers.  I have never imagined that I would become friends with many talented food bloggers and communicate with so many of wonderful readers.  As I receive kind and encouraging emails and comments everyday, I feel the motivation to make my blog better and continue to share great recipes.  I do read every single emails and comments even though I haven’t been able to respond in timely manner due to lack of time – but I always respond.

This blog grew beyond my expectation and it’s because I have readers who spend their precious time to read, comment/email, sometimes cook and give me feedback.  Thank you everyone for following my blog, trusting my recipes to cook for your family and friends, and most of all for being there.

Finally, for my readers started to follow my blog this year, I’d like to share my top 12 favorite Japanese recipes from last year that you might have missed.

Nami’s Top 12 Favorite Japanese Recipes 2011
(click the photo to see the recipe)

Enjoy cooking Japanese food!



p.s. The cover photo was taken by my husband Shen on July 4th, 2012.

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  1. Aaaawwwwwwwwwww my!!!!! Soooo happy for you! 100% deserved! And thank you so much for posting this… I just found out I am in there too thanks to you!!! <3

    • Thank you Manu, and CONGRATS to you! I saw your blog earlier in the list and I have been so busy that I completely forgot to let you know. I’m very very happy for you! :-)


    I`m sure it`s tough to raise a family and multi-task! 😀 congrats again!
    I love that I`ve found your blog because it`s so wonderful and I love reading about Japanese food/culture. SO, thanks for all your hard work!

  3. Congratulations Nami!
    Yes, food blogging has one way or another has changed a little in our daily life. I am always on the look out for your wonderful recipes! Your hard work in cooking for the family and showing us the tutorial steps by steps has finally recognised!

  4. WOOOHOOOO! Congratulations Nami! I’m not surprised you’re a part of the list. I love your blog. Your recipes pictures are just amazing! Thanks for that pictorial round up! :)


  5. Holly

    Omedeto! You have made my life easier with the hard work you put into your blog. It is so much easier to follow your recipes than look through my old Japanese cookbooks. It is true that you not only give us the inspiration and know how, but also take the time to respond personally to our inquiries as well. You deserve all the recognition you’ve received.

  6. Congratulations Nami, you are so deserving of recognition. I love your blog and am a big fan. Wishing you more success and tons of happiness.

  7. Nami, the recognition is very well deserved so congrats to you! You not only share wonderful recipes and present them well but you educate us, too, about Japanese food. Most of us are only familiar with the few menu items in Japanese restaurants. Best of all, your personality shines through each post. You deserve all the following you’ve garnered. You’ve earned it! :)

  8. Oh wowww! That’s great!! Congratulations, Nami!
    I really think your blog is getting the well-deserved rewards…Japanese cuisine is something I love and your blog makes it easy to understand and gives confidence to even non-Japanese to cook Japanese easily!

  9. Well, you already know how I feel about all of this. Your blog has been such an inspiration to me and you have been such a supportive and wonderful blogging friend Nami. Congratulations and enjoy this moment!

  10. Ira Rodrigues

    Congratulations Nami! You deserve your hard work, writing and photographing. You are one of my great Inspiration, Enjoy this moment!

  11. Congratulations again, Nami! You are most deserving of this award and your talent and skill in the kitchen is evident in every post, from the photos to the way you clearly walk us through each recipe. I look forward to every post! :)

  12. Wow Nami, that’s fantastic news!! Congratulations to you!!!!!!! Well deserved my friend. Now it’s time to go out and celebrate this weekend. :)

  13. Congratulations – although I only discovered your blog “rather recently”, I think it is absolutely wonderful and full of intriguing and interesting ideas and fantastic photography!

  14. Congratulations on the well deserved award.

    Now, I’ll just salivate over the top 12 recipes of 2011 and count how many I’ve made in one form or another: 1, 2, 3 … 5 ! That’s IT! Only 5. I’m so disappointed in myself. :)

    Both the 2 chicken dishes are calling to me but I don’t like to deep fry. What’s a woman to do?

  15. Eha

    May I add my congratulations to an already formidable list here. How could you not have been on the other? :) ! Your recipes are appetizing [and thank you for including all your favourites here: was not with you in the beginning!] and the photography inspiring – but I believe it is your palpable warmth, kindness and friendliness towards everybody which somehow sets your post just that step up . . . All the very best in the future

  16. Big big congrats Nami!! I can’t believe your blog is only about a year old???!!! You are so amazing. I think your website is a must-search for many, many recipes, both traditional and modern. I’ve looked here many times myself, and have my favorites that I’ve bookmarked (as I know many many others have as well)!!
    Many good wishes for many more years of recipes for us from you!!

  17. Congrats, Nami! I’m so happy for u. U certainly deserve all the awards u can get. It’s awesome connecting with u, flipping thru all your yummy bites. Love from S’pore, Shirley

  18. Congratulations, Nami! The honor is well-deserved – your posts reflect your dedication and hard work. We all love your kind and generous spirit, beautiful photos and learning about Japanese food through your recipes and descriptions.

  19. Congratulations, Nami! You merit to become the nr 1 among Mom Food Blogs! It’s incredible because among these 12 dishes are my two favourite Japanese dishes: okonomiyaki and korokke which are my present nr 1 ex aequo! (I’m having korokke tonight once more… I am addicted to both).

  20. Nami,
    Congrats on being recognized. I love your recipes, photos, the whole package. Wishing you only the best in the future.

  21. Congratulations, Nami!…you truly deserve it; your recipes are ‘one of a kind’, very unique, beautiful, and delicious. You’ve worked hard to achieve where you are now, and I could totally see your “Just One Cookbook”…deal coming through for you!

  22. Congratulations to you Nami:) You so totally deserved this, you put so much efforts in your blog plus your recipes are really do-able and so delicious! I love the green tea cookies and the pork belly recipes that I have tried from your blog and there are many more that I wish to try too!

  23. LA

    Congratulations Nami!!! You totally deserved it! :) You have been so helpful and who knew that we could cook Japanese cuisine in our own homes? :) You made that very possible! :)

  24. Congratulations Nami!!! Very well deserved!!! I have loved following your blogs and Mr Bao loves Japanese food so it’s wonderful to know I can always come to your blog for recipes and can always ask you for advice!

    Keep up the amazing work 😀

  25. hellene

    Congratulations! I agree with your so many fans that you truly deserve this. Although i am fairly new to your site, I have to say that you have really got me hooked. I look forward to receiving your updates every time. Thanks again.

  26. Congrats Nami!! Although you started your blog in 2011, you are not at all a small blog to me. I love your blog not just the recipes and photos but the passion you have shown. You truly deserve it! Keep it up! :)

  27. Hi Nami, You truly deserve this, one of the fellow blogger updated that her blog is in babble top 100 list, and I thought Nami’s blog should also be there in the list and later I saw ur message on twitter. Congratulations once again!

  28. Aww congratulations Nami!! You totally deserve that! If I had to put together a list like you, you’d definitely be on there too. 😀

    Love the top 12 dishes of last year, I love all of them, especially the shoyu ramen!

  29. Congratulations on being up there and you deserve to be up there, Nami. Soon you will be publishing your own cookbook. I will be standing in line for a signed copy. :)

  30. Wow Nami that’s fantastic. It’s so nice when you put in so much hard to work to get validation like this. You’re blog is wonderful, your photos and recipes – you deserve it. Congrat’s!

  31. Congratulations Nami!
    This is fabulous news and you deserve it. I love your blog, recipes, presentation and photographs. It’s a complete package not to miss you are such a wonderful person too.
    I wish you all the best and lots more success.

  32. おめでとうが遅くなって、ごめんなさい。娘たちが来ていて、忙しくって、ほんと大変でした。
    いつも、コメントしてくれてありがとう。 おめでとうをもう一度。

  33. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Congratulations on your well deserved award! It is nice to have your favorite recipes listed in this post.

  34. So happy for you, Nami and well done! I’m not surprised – as you deserve it so much. Way to go, girl! Glad also to hear that your son did well in swimming camp and good luck with the yummy lunches for his science camp now too!