I rarely ate Oyakdon when I was living in Japan, but since coming back to the states I’ve learned to love this recipe.   It’s easy to make and the ingredients are very easy to find at your local supermarket.  One thing I’ve loved about this dish since I first heard of it was that the … Continue reading


One of the dishes I miss the most from Japan is Yakisoba.  Every summer at the festivals, street venders would cook up big batches of the stuff and sell it to you topped with some dried nori flakes and red ginger.  They’d hand it out in a plastic box, sometimes wrapped with a rubber band.  … Continue reading

How to Make Tofu Dango (豆腐団子のつくり方)

For the final lesson of the school year at one of my visit schools we made Tofu Dango together. It’s simple and delicious, and a very healthy dessert, so I thought I would share the recipe. Ingredients: (材料) Tofu (豆腐) 300 g Shiratamako (白玉粉)250 g This is a rice flour made from glutinous rice. Glutinous … Continue reading