Fresh Japanese Carrot Salad with Sesame Dressing

 Japanese carrot salad: Carrots and corn come together with a sesame mayo dressing to make a delicious, tangy carrot and sesame salad. The dressing is customizable to your tastes, and is delicious on salads and great for dipping.  The best dressings are sesame dressings. It’s just a fact. Roasted sesame seeds add the perfect flavor to… …

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Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce

Spooning out some tonkatsu sauce out of a bowl, with worcestershire sauce bottle in the background.

Tonkatsu sauce is  popular in Japan for tonkatsu and other fried foods. This tonkatsu sauce recipe is easy to make and is tangy and rich. It makes a great Japanese style katsu chicken sauce and is perfect for dipping all your favorite deep fried food!  Growing up, whenever we had chicken katsu, tonkatsu, or korokke, …

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Savory Kabocha Squash Soup

This kabocha squash soup is naturally sweet, and uses just a few simple ingredients to make a comforting and delicious winter soup. 

This kabocha squash soup is naturally sweet, and uses just a few simple ingredients to make a comforting and delicious winter soup.  When fall comes, it’s time for everyone to go pumpkin crazy. Except for me, because I think pumpkin is just okay. That’s probably because I grew up spoiled, eating kabocha squash. It’s also …

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Tuna Onigiri with Mayo

Tuna mayo onigiri, or rice ball, is a simple and delicious Japanese snack. Rice is filled with a flavorful tuna and mayonnaise, shaped, and wrapped with a sheet of nori (seaweed). 

Tuna onigiri, or tuna rice ball, is a simple and delicious Japanese snack. Rice is filled with a flavorful tuna and mayonnaise, shaped, and wrapped with a sheet of nori (seaweed).  Tuna Onigiri Tuna is one of my favorite proteins to work with because it’s so quick and easy! No defrosting, no making sure it’s …

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Tuna Takikomi Rice

Tuna takikomi rice, or takikomi gohan, is a Japanese seasoned rice dish with veggies and tuna. Easy, filling, and nutritious, all you need to do is prep the ingredients, throw them in the rice cooker, and press start!

Tuna takikomi rice, or takikomi gohan, is a Japanese seasoned rice dish with veggies and tuna. Easy, filling, and nutritious, all you need to do is prep the ingredients, throw them in the rice cooker, and press start! Here’s a scenario: you don’t feel like making dinner. But you have people in the house you …

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