Kumquats, sour citrus the size of a grape, are candied in a simple syrup to create dark orange jewels.
Homemade ochazuke cannot be beat for simplicity and comfort. Leftover rice gets topped with salmon, rice crackers, and nori before green tea is poured over everything for a fast treat.
Squares of mochi are grilled and then coated in a mixture of sugar and kinako. Kinako is nutty and delicious powder made from roasted soybeans.
A Japanese New Year celebration staple, Ozoni is a soup filled with toasted savory mochi. This simple recipe is easy to make all year round and is said to bring luck in the new year.
Romaine lettuce tossed in a sesame miso dressing and topped with ginger snap pork, grilled rice balls, and fresh veggies.
My mother loves Starbucks' Cranberry Bliss Bars, but she's developed a wheat sensitivity. For the holidays, I am attempting to use an alternative flour and make a wheat-free copy cat for her to enjoy.
Question is, what do you guys think would be the best alternative flour to use? I have no experience with other flours, so I was hoping for some input.
I was thinking maybe spelt flour, because I know that is an ancient relative of wheat and might be the closest in texture. Looking at the market, they have so many flours: amaranth, potato, rice, spelt, and more!
Super easy to make and gift, this mochi uses jello and the microwave.
A popular Japanese pub food, lotus root is sliced thin and fried like a potato chip.
A twist on the classic Japanese carrot and daikon salad, this is made with fresh crisp persimmons. Marinated in a rice vinegar mixture, this makes for a snappy side dish for celebrations. In Japanese culture, the two colors are considered lucky!
Inspired by Mexican chili-covered lollipops, these fruit flavored hard candies are either filled or covered with chili powder, lime and salt for a candy with zing.
The traditional beef and potato hand pie gets a Japanese twist by adding in some curry! Ground beef, chunks of potato, and green peas are smothered in Japanese curry and spooned into puff pastry dough for a savory turnover.
Fuyu persimmons, the crisp fall fruit, are folded into a spice cake batter along with dried tart cherries and walnuts for a delicious fall bundt.
Ichigo Daifuku is a traditional Japanese confection where a fresh strawberry is wrapped in sweet azuki bean paste and freshly steamed mochi.
Fresh shiitake gets sliced and tossed with olive oil and soy sauce and cooked until crispy, salty, and potato chip-like snack ability. A good vegan alternative to bacon.
Gyudon, a popular Japanese fast food, uses sliced onions and paper thin beef simmered in a dashi sauce to serve over rice. Simple, fast, and delicious!
Boba are giant tapioca pearls that are boiled until translucent and chewy and then poured into the bottom of a sweet drink for a popular Asian American drink, Bubble Tea!
My mother went to the farmer's market and brought back ~1 cups worth of fresh oyster mushrooms. They are the flat broad type, not the more trumpet looking king oysters.
Any suggestions on what to do with them? I was playing around with the idea of mixing them in a pasta, or stir frying them perhaps, but honestly I'm lost and open to your ideas.
P.S. I don't trust my oven, I think it either died or went on temporary leave to an exotic locale.
The most infamous Los Angeles street food: hot dogs are wrapped in bacon, grilled to crispy juicy perfection, then topped with grilled onions, peppers and your choice of condiments, like mustard, mayo, ketchup, and hot sauce!
This easy rice bowl has all the elements of the hapa classic spam musubi: salty-sweet teriyaki spam, earthy nori and furikake, and beautiful hot white rice, all without the fuss of molding or wrapping.
Perfect for bento and picnic lunches, shoyu tamago are hard boiled eggs infused with soy sauce for a delicious pre-seasoned take along snack.
Nasu Dengaku is a traditional pub food in Japan, where eggplants are split in half, grilled and then slathered with a sweet miso sauce that gets caramalized for a smooth sweet/salty/smokey snack that is delicious on its own or with rice.
Beni imo mochi surrounds sweet azuki beans for a delightfully purple daifuku that features the rustic taste of the sweet potato. This traditional Japanese sweet, called wagashi, is one of the easiest to make.
Pickled beet eggs, where pickled beets turn hard boiled eggs a beautiful fuchsia and impart a wonderful sour tang, are a common pub food that is super easy to make!
This amazingly addicting hapa snack combines Japanese flavors with American popcorn. Furikake and kakimochi (rice crackers) are sprinkled over buttery popcorn for something that is simultaneously sweet and salty, rich and airy, with an umami punch.
The Burger Lab's recent recipe was too tasty sounding to resist! I tweaked the recipe by making everything stove-top. A turkey burger goes Polynesian with pineapple rings, SPAM, and sriracha mayonnaise. Long live the Burger Lab!
The ingredient list for Matt and Ted Lee's cheese spread reads almost like a 2nd grader's cafeteria prank. Cheese, ketchup, worcestershire, horseradish, Tabasco, and beer—how could that taste good? Yet this recipe, from their new cookbook The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, is one of those magical recipes that just works. The balance of tart, spicy, sweet, and malty is totally on point, making for a dip so multilayered that it's impossible to stop eating.
Crystallized ginger melts into this tart raspberry-rhubarb jam, providing unexpected hints of heat and spice.
This almond cake is simple to throw together, involving very few dishes almost no elbow grease. It's a delightfully rich cake with a tender crumb, one that makes for an perfect breakfast or coffee break snack.
This tender buttermilk poppyseed cake topped with sweet roasted strawberries is a great way to use up your less than perfect fruit.
Graham Cracker, chocolate chip bundt topped with chocolate ganache and a toasted marshmallow frosting...
As a kid, I turned my nose up at the mere mention of tapioca pudding, despite the fact that I had never even come close to trying the stuff. I'm sure I'm not alone here. But for Marvin Gapultos, a warm Filipino tapioca porridge called tambo-tambo remains a favorite dessert. And why not? The tapioca pearls glimmer in a rich coconut milk broth, studded with fat, chewy rice balls and small pieces of sweet fruit. His version in The Adobo Road Cookbook is easy and fun to make (rice balls dough = tasty playdough), and his use of mango as a topping guarantees sweet success.
It is high time a pie exists that does justice to the subtle nuances of chai flavor. Enter: the black bottom chai cream pie.
Alternating stripes of chocolate and vanilla batter make this stunning cake a visual treat. Impressive, but very easy. Recipe and tons of tips for success....
These wings fun and easy to make. It takes 30 minutes to make and you can make the sweet and savory sauce while you are baking the chicken!!...
Jelly? For dessert? But of course. Forget boxed flavors; sparkling wine and elderflower syrup give this Home Made Summer dessert plenty of adult flavor.
Cream gravy, made with a blond roux, onions, cream, and plenty of black pepper is a natural partner for buttery mashed potatoes, chicken-fried steak, or yes, biscuits. After all, what goes better with fatty starch than a bit of starchy fat?
The cucumber and carrot salad provides a crisp and acidic counterpoint to the kimchi and bacon, and it's all housed in a steamy and super soft bun, which is "airy" in a way few foodstuffs can ever hope to be.
Bake the mangos under the coconut batter, then flip it over to reveal one moist and juicy cake.
Things that are good: [x] Ramps [x] Bacon [x] Dumplings [x] Ramp dumplings [x] Bacon dumplings [x] Ramps and bacon. There is only one logical conclusion to this series of statements.
Aguas Frescas, which translate literally as "fresh waters," are iced drinks made from infusions of water and herbs, grains, fruits, or vegetables. They're perfect for this time of year because they practically beg to be sipped outside and they're very easily scaled up to make a refreshing pitcher drink.
Fast food chain Lotteria in Japan is teaming up with famous ramen chain Menya Musashi to bring you the Menya Musashi Ramen Burger: a seasoned, lightly charred ramen patty, stewed barbecue pork (chashu), and mayo on a burger bun.
We're going to call the month of May Marmageddon—each week this month, British Bites will feature a recipe using one of the most polarizing ingredients in the British culinary arsenal: Marmite! If you're one of those poor souls who has yet to embrace Marmite, I'm sorry. I sincerely hope that Marmageddon inspires you to bring this brown paste home and give it a shot. First up: coddled eggs with mushrooms and Marmite.
Why Millionaire's? Because this jam includes pricy but oh-so-worth it vanilla beans and Grand Marnier. Rhubarb is only in season for a short while, so why not go for broke?
I can't claim to be from Kentucky or any state south of the Mason-Dixon (southern California doesn't count right?) but I've been to a few Derby parties in my day. I've worn a few wide-brimmed hats. So let's waste no time and start with mint juleps, then move on to beer cheese, Kentucky Hot Browns, bourbon balls, and more for your Race Day spread.
We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental
Rolodex Excel spreadsheet of favorite classic cocktail recipes. Today, I present the 25 essential drinks that I think everyone should be able to make.
In this traditional treat of the Kentucky Derby, chocolate and nuts are poured in a crisp pastry crust. A little bourbon helps things shine.
It doesn't necessarily sound like it's going to be great, but once you try it, the combination of spicy, garlicky, pickled kimchi and ooey, gooey cheese is tough to turn your back on.
Unless you were cooler than I was—which is a distinct possibility—your formative drinking years involved quite a few artificial ingredients and embarrassing choices. My early experiences with alcohol included a lot of fake fruit flavors and the occasional Zima. If peanut butter and jelly vodka had existed back then, I would have been all over it. 'm reminded of those days whenever I taste a mass-produced, flavored spirit. Even some of the high-end flavored liquors like candy and chemicals to me. If you want a flavored spirit that doesn't have a fake taste to it, you'll have a hard time finding it at the store.
Spring is finally here, as evidenced by the first rhubarb arriving in the market. See 6 of our favorite recipes for using this sweet-tart fruit!
Curry leaves, fennel seeds, tomatoes and a few fragrant spices make this egg gravy a delicious, quick supper treat.