Okonomiyaki

When the name translates to “grilled how you like,” you know this dish is going to be fun! Okonomiyaki is one of Japan’s favorite street foods, in part due to its customizable nature. At its base, it is a savory cabbage pancake that’s topped with anything you could want—from bacon to shrimp to octopus to… Continue reading Okonomiyaki

Togarashi Roasted Zucchini

Togarashi (also known as nana-iro togarashi, or shichimi togarashi) is one of the most common spice blends in Japanese cooking, and with good reason! This seven-spice blend dates back to at least the 17th century, and it contains red pepper, Japanese pepper, orange peel, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, ginger, and seaweed. You can just imagine… Continue reading Togarashi Roasted Zucchini

Raspberry Lychee Smoothie

Lychee has a long history to go with its delicious taste. First cultivated in southern China in the 11th century (with sources mentioning them as early as 2000 BC), lychee had captured the fascination of the Chinese Imperial Court for centuries. These unique berries have a juicy texture and delicately sweet taste—it’s similar to a… Continue reading Raspberry Lychee Smoothie

Carrot Ginger Miso Soup

This carrot soup uses simple ingredients, but it’s absolutely loaded with flavor! The carrots provide the sweet foundation of this soup, but you’ll love the layers of roasted garlic, bright ginger, salty miso, and complex earthiness of parsnip. With all the bright, fresh flavors in this soup, it’s perfect for any time of the year!… Continue reading Carrot Ginger Miso Soup