So juicy and tender, this classic Okinawan Braised Pork Belly dish called Rafute (ラフテー) is slow-cooked in Awamori (Okinawa distilled liquor), Okinawan black sugar, and soy sauce. It’s a savory, sweet, home cooked meat dish with a melt in your mouth texture that is found on dinner tables throughout Okinawa, Japan.
Plum Wine or Umeshu (梅酒) is a Japanese liqueur made by steeping fresh Japanese plum (ume) in shochu/white liquor and sugar – homemade recipe.
Celebrate Spring with Cherry Blossom Madeleines! These delightful French cookies are buttery, slightly sweet and salty, with a hint of cherry blossom’s fragrance. Invite your friends over and enjoy these delicate madeleines with green tea!
Representing the elegance of the changing season with trees in full bloom, these Cherry Blossom Rice Balls are a perfect dish to bring to a spring picnic!
Karashi Renkon is a popular regional dish on the island of Kyushu in Japan. A mixture of miso and Japanese karashi hot mustard is stuffed in lotus root, coated in turmeric flour batter, and deep-fried until a crispy crust forms.
Experience the warmest communal dining at home with this incredibly flavorful Japanese Monkfish Hot Pot called Anko Nabe. You’ll be blown away by the rich soup broth, and all the fun involved in cooking and eating together. It’s one of our family’s most favorite meals in winter months!
Creamy with a natural mild sweetness, Amazake or sweet sake is a popular Japanese hot drink during the New Year’s. Made with rice koji, it is also a healthy drink to improve your immune system.
After indulgence of Japanese New Year feast, Nanakusa Gayu (seven herb rice porridge) is eaten on January 7 to help our stomachs recover.
Two Japanese fish cakes (Kamaboko), seven beautiful designs! Make ordinary fish cake into decorative designs on this Oshogatu (Japanese New Year)!
Cross over into the New Year with a piping hot bowl of soba noodle soup – a tradition called Toshikoshi Soba. It’s a simple Japanese noodle dish to melt away the hardship of the past year and welcome the journey ahead.