Category Archives: Kitchen Talk

Ja Jang Myun

Made from Maangchi’s recipe Makes fantastic leftovers, but I think I will switch to something less intense for the next few meals.  Maybe some spaghetti alle vongole if the seafood merchant is at the market today.  If not, maybe some

Ja Jang Myun

Made from Maangchi’s recipe Makes fantastic leftovers, but I think I will switch to something less intense for the next few meals.  Maybe some spaghetti alle vongole if the seafood merchant is at the market today.  If not, maybe some

Napa Cabbage and Pork Rolls

This is one of the first Japanese recipes I learned.  The best thing about it, aside from its subtle flavor, is its flexibility.  You will notice that my measurements are very loose, partly because I am lazy, and also because

Napa Cabbage and Pork Rolls

This is one of the first Japanese recipes I learned.  The best thing about it, aside from its subtle flavor, is its flexibility.  You will notice that my measurements are very loose, partly because I am lazy, and also because

立秋 and Beyond

(Ten zaru soba with assorted vegetable tempura – green beans, zucchini, carrots, and shitake mushrooms – and tamagoyaki.  Served with tsuyu dipping sauce on the side.) August is my least favorite month of the year.  I am so glad that

立秋 and Beyond

(Ten zaru soba with assorted vegetable tempura – green beans, zucchini, carrots, and shitake mushrooms – and tamagoyaki.  Served with tsuyu dipping sauce on the side.) August is my least favorite month of the year.  I am so glad that

Out of the Blue

(Zucchini and Mushroom Lasagna; Garlic Stir-fried Collard Greens) I am summering in Atlanta, Georgia right now.  I thought I would binge myself on fried chicken, waffles, and ribs at Southern Diners.  Yet somehow, most days are eating-in and vegetarian. Boyfriend

Out of the Blue

(Zucchini and Mushroom Lasagna; Garlic Stir-fried Collard Greens) I am summering in Atlanta, Georgia right now.  I thought I would binge myself on fried chicken, waffles, and ribs at Southern Diners.  Yet somehow, most days are eating-in and vegetarian. Boyfriend

Pink, Sakura, Onigiris

A walk down the alley behind my house and an encounter with the prettiest shades of pink. I remember watching the Japanese film “Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit” (a rather grim story), and it said how cherry blossoms have to ability

Pink, Sakura, Onigiris

A walk down the alley behind my house and an encounter with the prettiest shades of pink. I remember watching the Japanese film “Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit” (a rather grim story), and it said how cherry blossoms have to ability

Hiyashi Chuka

It is hot out, and you don’t feel like eating, let alone cooking.  Don’t fret, there is always hiyashi chuka (冷やし中華). Hiyashi chuka consists of a plate of chilled ramen noodles served with an assortment of toppings and a refreshing

Hiyashi Chuka

It is hot out, and you don’t feel like eating, let alone cooking.  Don’t fret, there is always hiyashi chuka (冷やし中華). Hiyashi chuka consists of a plate of chilled ramen noodles served with an assortment of toppings and a refreshing

New York Cheesecake

I baked this cheesecake following a recipe from my favourite Japanese dessert book by Mamenoki (the same book that I relied on for my langues de chat). There is just something dainty about the recipes from Japanese baking books.

New York Cheesecake

I baked this cheesecake following a recipe from my favourite Japanese dessert book by Mamenoki (the same book that I relied on for my langues de chat). There is just something dainty about the recipes from Japanese baking books.