Category Archives: Japanese food

Chicky Tamagoyaki Bento Salad

Chicky Tamagoyaki Bento Salad

Adorable chicks made from Tamagoyaki (Japanese fried omelette)


Posted by Erika Low Yue Huan on 2015-03-10 04:30:31

Tagged: , tamagoyaki , japanese , food , egg , eggs , recipe , cute , bento , chick , kids , healthy , salad

Wildfood Party!

Wildfood Party!

We had a wildfood cookup a few weeks ago.

Main dish is ‘Akebi no nikuzume’ アケビの肉詰め Mince-filled Akebi skins, simmered in a sugary soy sauce soup. This is a recipe from Tohoku. In most of Japan people eat the inside of the Akebi fruit, and throw away the bitter skins.

The rice is ‘Mukago Gohan’ むかごごはん (wild yam rice) . These tiny pea sized potato like bulbs grow on vines in trees, and in Autumn we can pick pockets full of them on a countryside walk. They can be eaten raw, but mukago gohan is one of my favourite dishes. Served hot with a dash of butter and a splashing of soy sauce, yum! The bulbs drop off the vine in late Autumn, and the vines diw off over Winter. In Spring, the bulbs grow into new vines and the old root also sends out new vines, so they are pretty tough plants. The root is a much sort after Autumn delicacy in Japan. Good yams will go for US$30-40 each !! It is called Yamaimo 山芋, and is sticky like glue.

Posted by Damon Bay on 2012-11-12 13:44:48

Tagged: , Chiba , Japan , 2012 , food , wildfood , dinner party , wildfood party , japanese wildfoods , yams , yam , japanese yam , mukago , akebi , アケビ , むかご , アケビの肉詰め , むかごご飯 , mukago gohan , akebi nikuzume



pork shoulder, ground oregano, freshly ground pepper, salt, red wine, olive oil

My friend Ocha-neko shared to me this recipe. She responded to my request willingly, and I received the information about the garnish not to mention a detailed recipe of Souvlaki from her by an email.
I tried Souvlaki for the first time, and it was very delicious! The garnish was the best, too!! I will make Souvlaki many times from now on! ^^
Thank you so much ^^

Posted by Miki Nagata (bananagranola) on 2007-09-06 15:04:50

Tagged: , vegetables , salad , pork , meal , greek , japanese , japan , homemade , food , dish , athome , WhetGobbleFrolic , cooking

Arabesque Sponge Cake-Heart Shaped

Arabesque Sponge Cake-Heart Shaped

Japanese sponge cake decorated with an arabesque design, filled with white chocolate raspberry ganache and dark chocolate ganache.
recipes and step-by-step tutorial at
Perfect for Valentines Day!

Posted by kellbakes for on 2013-02-05 02:52:12

Tagged: , japanese sponge cake , decorated sponge cake , Valentines day dessert

Orange Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) w/ Earl Grey Tea

Orange Almond Cake (Gluten-Free) w/ Earl Grey Tea

Homemade gluten-free orange almond cake, topped with unsweetened whipped cream. This is a perfect summer dessert to have with afternoon tea (my favorite is Earl Grey tea).

The amount of sugar for the cake sponge is less than half of the most similar American recipes, but it has just the right touch of sweetness. I used 1 tsp of orange oil instead of grated zest of 3 oranges, and poured 2 tablespoons of the mixture of freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon juice and sugar on top after taking the cake out of the oven. I also added 1 tsp of vanilla extract in the sponge batter (which was not written in the original recipe). Even though this cake contains no butter or oil, the cake is surprisingly soft and moist and flavorful.

The bright yellow color of the cake simply came from the organic eggs from Murray’s (on Bleecker Street, NYC). I tried eggs from various places in NYC (including some famous organic farms at Union Square Greenmarket), but the ones from Murray’s are the best both in taste, quality and freshness.

Recipe was adapted from Susannah Blake’s book ‘Afternoon Tea’.…

MODIFIED RECIPE (8-inch cake)

* Ingredients for the cake is: 3 large eggs, 1+1/4 cup (110 g) ground almonds, 1/2 cup (130 g) granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp orange oil (or grated zest of 3 unwaxed oranges).

* Ingredients for orange syrup is: 1/2 freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp granulated sugar.

I baked it at 350F for 25 minute (5 minutes longer than the original recipe).


Another (and crucial) modification I added was to wrap the warm cake in a plastic wrap soon after taking it out of the oven, instead of cooling the cake completely on the wire rack like most American cake recipes suggest. Cooling it on the wire rack will make the cake too dry, so it is important to keep it moist by covering the warm cake in Saran wrap or cake pan until it cools down completely. (This is a common technique used in Japanese cake recipes to keep it moist.) Then wrap the cake in double Saran wraps and rest it in a fridge for several hours to overnight to bring out the best taste. The leftover cake can be stored in the freezer for 3 months, individually double wrapped and put in a freezer (in a Zip Lock bag).

Posted by yuko2 on 2013-07-01 01:09:19

Tagged: , orange almond cake , almond cake , gluten-free cake , baking , afternoon tea , royal albert china

Top 10 Recipes for Datemaki (Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelette)

Top 10 Recipes for Datemaki (Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelette)

Top 10 Recipes for Datemaki (Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelette)
You might not have heard of Datemaki before this post, but once you have checked out some of these ten amazing recipes you will be making them for the whole family…
Top 10 Recipes for Datemaki (Japanese Sweet Rolled…

Posted by Worlds_Top_10 on 2016-06-24 15:54:06