Easy Mother’s Day Recipes for Brunch, Tea or Dinner

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  • Shower your mom with love on this Mother’s Day! From fluffy souffle pancakes to elegant spring pasta and decadent desserts, your mom will enjoy these delicious dishes that you make for her. 

    Mother's day recipes and menu ideas for breakfast, brunch, dessert and dinner

    Ah, Mom. She gives and loves us unconditionally, but want nothing back in return. For many of us, she’s also the person we go to in times of happiness, trials, troubles, and success.

    On Mother’s Day, we can all agree that homemade food is the best way to show our appreciation for this very special person in our life. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, brunch, tea time, or dinner, something simple and delicious is always the most welcoming idea. Here, we have rounded up 10 delicious recipes that will make her day. Simply because food is love.

    To all the wonderful moms in the world – we thank you!

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    Easy Mother’s Day Recipes for Breakfast or Brunch

    1. Souffle Pancakes

    A white plate containing fluffy Japanese souffle pancakes, fresh berries, and whipped cream.

    Wake up a little earlier and surprise her with these dreamy, fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes! Serve with any fresh fruits you have on hand, maple syrup, or homemade whipped cream. It’s the perfect way to say THANK YOU to mom.

    2. French Toast

    A plate containing French toast, strawberries, and black berries.

    Breakfast in bed is always a great idea when comes to pampering moms. Make a bottomless coffee and treat her with these amazing French Toasts. It is by far the best French toast we’ve tasted in Japan, and we think your mom is going to love it too.

    3. Matcha Latte

    Matcha Green Tea Latte in a Bizenware cup.

    Sometimes a simple gesture like serving your mom a warm cup of frothy Matcha Latte is more than enough to make her eyes teary with joy. Sit down and spend some quality time with her while sipping this healthful delicious drink together. And tell her that you love her. She would treasure this special moment more than any expensive gift.

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    Easy Mother’s Day Recipes for Lunch or Dinner

    4. Japanese Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus

    A plate containing Japanese-style Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus.

    The combination of shrimp and asparagus makes an extra special spring pasta for this occasion. This Japanese Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus is light yet so flavorful that moms may ask for a second serving.

    5. Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu)

    A white plate containing Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu), sautéed carrot, broccoli, and baked potato wedges.

    For an elegant dinner, this Japanese Hamburger Steak will make an impression on her. You can make the hamburger steak easily over a frying pan or grill.  The meat is so juicy that it melts in your mouth. Since it is served with a red wine reduction sauce and a side of roasted vegetables, you won’t miss the burger buns at all.

    6. Spicy Shoyu Ramen

    A bowl containing Spicy Shoyu Ramen topped with soft boiled egg, fish cake, nori, and fall-apart tender chashu.

    Instead of taking her out to a ramen joint, why not surprise mom with a bowl of homemade Spicy Shoyu Ramen! She would be so happy that you follow her adage ‘homemade is always better’. Top with soft boiled egg, fish cake, nori, and fall-apart chashu pork belly, this delicious bowl of spicy delight will surely satisfy anyone’s ramen craving. You can also prep the soup broth the night before or leave out the chashu to save time.

    7. Teriyaki Salmon

    A white plate containing teriyaki salmon with glaze and asparagus.

    If mom favors a homey dinner, make her Teriyaki Salmon alongside with steamed rice, miso soup, and a side of seasonal grilled asparagus. Nothing brings the family closer than a classic cozy meal like this.

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    Easy Mother’s Day Recipes for Desserts or Tea Time 

    8. Easy Apple Tart

    Baking sheet containing apple tart cut into pieces and dusted with powder sugar.

    This Apple Tart is the easiest dessert anyone can pull off! It is as simple as rolling out the puff pastry sheets and layer it with sliced apples before baking in the oven. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a cup of hot tea. It’s the best thing to round up your Mother’s Day dinner.

    9. Japanese Cheesecake

    Cheesecake being served on a blue plate.

    A combination of creamy cheesecake and airy soufflé, this Japanese Souffle Cheesecake makes a delicious treat for mom. It’s not heavy like the usual cheesecake, so mom would be happily indulging in the cake for the next few days.

    10. Royal Milk Tea

    Royal milk tea in a blue and white tea cup.

    This Royal Milk Tea couldn’t be any more fitting for the occasion! Invite mom for special tea time and enjoy the pleasure of an afternoon tea. To make this delicious tea, it’s as simple as simmering black tea leaves with milk in a pot. You can add sugar or honey to suit your taste.  Enjoy with some homemade matcha cookies, butter cookies, or light sandwiches.

    We hope you get to enjoy a relaxing, quality time with your mom on this Mother’s Day. If you plan on making any of the recipes above for mom, let us know! 

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