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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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  • Manu July 13, 2012, 12:11 am

    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

    • Nami July 13, 2012, 12:21 am

      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! :-)

  • Shri July 13, 2012, 12:59 am

    Congratulations Nami! :-)

  • Lynna H. July 13, 2012, 1:51 am


    I`m sure it`s tough to raise a family and multi-task! :D 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!

  • Mel July 13, 2012, 2:19 am

    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!

  • Baker Street July 13, 2012, 3:04 am

    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! :)


  • Choc Chip Uru July 13, 2012, 3:43 am

    So much congratulation vibes going your way my friend :D
    Congrats congrats congrats!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today? July 13, 2012, 3:47 am

    Congratulations! I’ve found your blog not long time ago but I enjoy visiting it. Not only the recipes itself, but also posts are very nice to read. Keep up a great job!

  • Liz July 13, 2012, 3:48 am

    CONGRATS, Nami! I’m so happy for you!!!

  • Rosa July 13, 2012, 3:53 am

    Congratulations, dear! Heading there.



  • dassana July 13, 2012, 4:11 am

    congrats nami…. :-)

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book July 13, 2012, 4:38 am

    Congratulations Nami, very well deserved!
    The photo you hubby took is brilliant!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    :-) Mandy

  • Holly July 13, 2012, 4:50 am

    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.

  • Fern @ To Food with Love July 13, 2012, 5:05 am

    Congrats Nami! You’ve progressed by leaps and bounds and I’m simply amazed at your ability and the effort you put into both your blog and your family too. Well done!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 13, 2012, 5:17 am

    Nami, you deserve every accolade that you get!! You work so hard and your recipes and photos are so wonderful. I’m SO happy for you!! :D

  • chinmayie @ love food eat July 13, 2012, 5:44 am

    Congrats Nami!! You completely deserve it :)

  • Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings July 13, 2012, 6:00 am

    Congratulations, Nami!!! You deserve the honours because you are so talentedand skilled!

  • cindy brickley July 13, 2012, 6:28 am

    I would love to get a copy of your cookbook, autographed of course. I just love your recipes.

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover July 13, 2012, 6:31 am

    Nami, you are deserved for this! I love all your recipes and I have tried couple of them, and will
    continue trying …Thanks for your kind sharing and I waiting for your first cookbook!

  • Sandra July 13, 2012, 6:35 am

    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.

  • Connie July 13, 2012, 6:53 am

    Congratulations, Nami. I love your recipes! :)

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce July 13, 2012, 7:09 am

    Congratultions Nami, I’m so happy, you work so hard to give us the better of you that you deserve this recognition.

  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 13, 2012, 7:17 am

    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! :)

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking July 13, 2012, 7:28 am

    Congrats Nami! I am so happy to see you there…you totally deserve it to be on the list!

  • Purabi Naha July 13, 2012, 8:28 am

    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!

  • Nandita July 13, 2012, 8:46 am

    Congrats Nami!!! It’s certainly well deserved :)

  • Valerie Brunmeier July 13, 2012, 8:52 am

    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!

  • Ira Rodrigues July 13, 2012, 9:09 am

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

  • Candice July 13, 2012, 9:13 am

    Congratulations again Nami! It’s 100% deserved. :)

  • Shawn July 13, 2012, 9:14 am

    Very well deserved…Congratulations!

  • Allison July 13, 2012, 9:18 am

    Congratulations! (Totally well-deserved; you have a wonderful blog!)

  • amy @ uTryIt July 13, 2012, 9:30 am

    Congratulations! This is such a wonderful achievement. Your lovely blog totally deserves the recognition. :)

  • Javelin Warrior July 13, 2012, 9:49 am

    Congratulations, Nami! You so deserve the recognition and I’m so glad Babble selected you to be one of their recognized blogs. Woot woot!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 13, 2012, 10:07 am

    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! :)

  • Jenny July 13, 2012, 10:11 am

    Congratulations, Nami! well deserved.

  • Ramona July 13, 2012, 10:28 am

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

  • mjskit July 13, 2012, 11:44 am

    Congratulations Nami!!!! Such well-deserved recognition! I’d easily put you in the top 10! :)

  • Andrea July 13, 2012, 11:46 am

    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!

  • Cucina49 July 13, 2012, 11:49 am

    Nami, congratulations! It’s well-deserved.

  • torviewtoronto July 13, 2012, 12:17 pm

    congrats Nami on this achievement :)

  • Sawsan (Chef in disguise) July 13, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Congratulations Nami!This is so very deserved! You put so much effort into your blog and you are very talented person. Wishing you more and more success

  • amelia from z tasty life July 13, 2012, 1:11 pm

    how wonderful: so well deserved!!!

  • A_Boleyn July 13, 2012, 1:15 pm

    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?

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 13, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Congrats! You’re a rockstar! Can’t wait to see many many more of your awesome recipes! :)

  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts July 13, 2012, 1:51 pm

    Congrats Nami! It’s well deserved!

  • yummychunklet July 13, 2012, 2:52 pm


  • Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 13, 2012, 4:10 pm

    Your blog keeps going from strength to strength and every accolade and award you get is richly deserved, my friend.

  • Yelena July 13, 2012, 4:30 pm

    O, Nami, congratulations! I am very happy for you, you are wonderful person and you have very interesting blog! Have a good weekend-))

  • Charles July 13, 2012, 5:02 pm

    Big congratulations Nami :)

  • donna mikasa July 13, 2012, 5:15 pm

    Congratulations, Nami, though I’m not at all surprised. A well deserved honor!

  • DB-The Foodie Stuntman July 13, 2012, 6:47 pm


  • Eha July 13, 2012, 7:53 pm

    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

  • love2dine July 13, 2012, 8:17 pm

    wow! Congratulations!

  • sheri July 13, 2012, 9:01 pm

    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!!

  • Shirley Tay July 13, 2012, 9:20 pm

    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

  • kat July 13, 2012, 10:40 pm


  • Priscilla @ShesCookin July 13, 2012, 11:00 pm

    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.

  • mycookinghut July 14, 2012, 4:51 am

    Congrats Nami!!

  • jack July 14, 2012, 5:44 am

    Congratulations Nami! I’m so happy for you and I think it’s truly well deserved, love your blog! :)

  • Muna Kenny July 14, 2012, 5:54 am

    Congratulations dear! I’m happy for you :)

  • Sissi July 14, 2012, 7:10 am

    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).

  • Kristy July 14, 2012, 7:52 am

    Congratulations Nami! It’s a very well-deserved award. Your photos, your recipes and your stories…love them all. :)

  • Gina July 14, 2012, 9:15 am

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

  • Maja July 14, 2012, 11:19 am

    Congrats Nami, it’s so wonderful to hear good news :) I love your recipes!

  • elisabeth@foodandthrift July 14, 2012, 4:15 pm

    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!

  • Roxana Greengirl {A little bit of everything} July 14, 2012, 5:05 pm

    Congratulations Nami! well deserved! I’m so happy for you!

  • Shirley July 14, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Congratulations, Nami! Truly well deserved.

  • Patty July 14, 2012, 9:25 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations Nami, very well deserved;-)

  • Sanjeeta KK July 15, 2012, 12:26 am

    Congrats Nami..a very well deserved recognition to you and your blog! Happy for you and wishing many more accolades coming your way Hugs.

  • Jeannie July 15, 2012, 2:20 am

    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!

  • Suzanne perazzini July 15, 2012, 3:20 am

    Congratulations, Nami. That’s such great validation for your efforts with your blog.

  • Bam's Kitchen July 15, 2012, 6:48 am

    Congratulations Nami-san! Gambatte Kudasai! Take Care, BAM

  • Jen @ Savory Simple July 15, 2012, 9:25 am

    How very exciting! Congratulations!

  • kitchenriffs July 15, 2012, 11:41 am

    Very well deserved. Congrats.

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy July 15, 2012, 11:49 am

    BIIIIGGG congratulations my friend…you deserve every bit of success you are getting…bask in it! :)

  • JC July 15, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Great blog Nami!

    VIEWER REQUEST: A good recipe for Ginger Ice Cream!!!

  • Kristi Rimkus July 15, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Congratulations! You more than deserved that award. You have a fantastic blog that’s a terrific resource for all cooks. Good job!

  • Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) July 15, 2012, 1:33 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is so exciting and very well-deserved!

  • LA July 15, 2012, 6:16 pm

    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! :)

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 15, 2012, 6:25 pm

    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 :D

  • Tania @ A Perfect Pantry July 15, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Huge congrats… how very exciting:) Thanks for sharing your top Japanese posts… Love the garlic miso wings:)

  • hellene July 15, 2012, 6:45 pm

    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.

  • food-4tots July 15, 2012, 6:55 pm

    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! :)

  • Lori Lynn July 15, 2012, 7:45 pm

    I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving. Congratulations my friend!
    Your hubby’s photo is the perfect header!

  • Liliana Tan July 15, 2012, 8:43 pm

    Congrats, Nami! You deserve the accolade.
    Thanks for keep sharing your good recipes with us!

  • Jennifer @ Delicieux July 15, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Congratulations Nami!!! What a wonderful and well deserved honour!

  • ila July 15, 2012, 10:33 pm

    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!

  • Raymund July 16, 2012, 12:42 am

    I told you! Youre already popular, I guess the next would be your own TV show.
    Congratulations, your officially now a household brand

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake July 16, 2012, 3:01 am

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

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

  • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings July 16, 2012, 5:18 am


  • Ashley July 16, 2012, 6:52 am

    Proud of you, lady!! You deserve all the best :)

  • Baltic Maid July 16, 2012, 1:35 pm

    This is soo fun!! Congratulations! You deserve this!

  • wok with ray July 16, 2012, 3:00 pm

    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. :)

  • Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats July 16, 2012, 6:46 pm

    CONGRATS Nami! This is a truly deserved award. My only wish is that I have a home of my own where I can cook all your Jap recipes. There were so many that I enjoyed oogling over ;). Have a wonderful week dear friend..xoxo

  • Kankana July 16, 2012, 7:34 pm

    You totally deserve it! Congrats sweetie :)

  • Vicki Bensinger July 16, 2012, 8:12 pm

    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!

  • Asmita July 17, 2012, 5:09 am

    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.

  • nipponnin July 17, 2012, 9:01 pm

    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。

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) July 18, 2012, 4:34 am

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

  • justcooknyc July 18, 2012, 7:10 am


  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie July 18, 2012, 7:27 am

    Hi Nami,
    Congratulations!! I might add very well deserved too:) You’re such a gem in the community so I’m very happy to see you get recognition for it. Hugs!

  • Katerina July 18, 2012, 8:34 am

    Congratulations Nami! You deserve this!

  • Jill @ MadaboutMacarons July 18, 2012, 9:32 am

    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!

  • Magic of Spice July 18, 2012, 1:37 pm

    I am so excited and happy for you!!! This is wonderful, congratulations and so well deserved!

  • mtoenlob July 19, 2012, 12:56 am

    Congratulations, Nami! Truly well deserved.

  • Debra July 24, 2012, 10:24 pm

    You deserve it!

  • Adrian (What the Heck is Filipino Food) July 26, 2012, 6:02 am

    OMG! Seriously, congratulations. This is massive. You must be over the moon!

    You are my #1 resource for anything Japanese food… and made simply!!!!

  • Kim Bee July 26, 2012, 5:00 pm

    You rock Nami. No one deserves it more than you. xx