Hawaiian Butter Mochi

Butter Mochi- a classic Hawaiian treat made with coconut milk and mochiko (glutinous rice flour).

Butter mochi is a classic Hawaiian treat made with coconut milk and mochiko (glutinous rice flour). This recipe is so easy, all you have to do is mix and bake! Looking…

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…

Black Sesame Pudding

Black Sesame Pudding

I know I just posted a black sesame recipe, but the stuff is so good I think you can forgive me. I actually made these today because I signed up to bring a dessert to a potluck dinner. It said to bring something “ethnic, unique, or interesting”, and I thought, it doesn’t get more interesting than …

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Japanese Rusk- Crispy Sweet Toast

Japanese Rusk- Crispy Sweet Toast

Okay, I kind of struggled to name this post because… Crispy sweet toast?! But that’s basically what it is. A popular Japanese snack where a baguette or other type (usually french) of bread is thinly sliced and twice baked with a topping of sugar, butter, and perhaps some fancy fruity flavor. Today I made a …

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Bonito Flakes on Rice

Rice with Bonito Flakes

Okay, so this isn’t really a recipe. It’s just a really yummy way to eat rice that you need to try! I’ve eaten bonito flakes with soy sauce on rice since I was a little kid and it’s one of my favorite rice toppings. All you need are shaved bonito flakes. Never heard of it? …

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Black Sesame Ice Cream

No Churn Black Sesame Ice Cream

Toasted black sesame seeds are mixed with sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream to make this delicious black sesame ice cream. Black Sesame Seeds I LOVE all things black sesame seeds. The weird gray color, the roasty toasty flavor, the way it works in both savory and sweet… I especially like the sweets. When I …

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Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding with graham cracker base

My husband and I visited my brother in Provo, UT and we went to a cool little restaurant called Communal. Basically, a trendy place that serves food made with local ingredients. All of the food was great, but what I loved the most was the butterscotch pudding. Mmm, it was way too rich and between four …

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