Pan Fried Shishito Peppers

If you are looking for a vegetable variation to spice up your family meal, look no further. Japanese shishito peppers make for a refreshing compliment. They are crisp, flavorful with a mild kick that … [more]


This is another favorite Japanese restaurant of mine where you can get freshly made soba and udon noodles — hot or cold. Their menu boasts a bounty of delicious appetizers including stir fried … [more]


Our friend Ilene first took my husband and me to this restaurant six years ago. It was a Tuesday and we loved it so much that I insisted on returning on Thursday. While not fancy, Nanbankan is a near … [more]


Miso is a bean paste that is a key ingredient to Japanese cuisine. Made from fermented soybean, it falls into three basic categories, barley miso, rice miso and soybean miso. [more]


Mirin is essential to Japanese cooking. It is a golden-colored wine made from glutinous rice. It adds sweetness to a dish. Typically, it is briefly boiled to burn off the alcohol. [more]

Black cod with miso

I first ate black cod at Nobu’s in the company of a really good chef. I had not tasted fish quite as delicate and delicious as this. How can anyone create such perfection? My chef friend, … [more]

Satisfying Burp Feast

The japanese miso paste is my new wonder drug for gastric problems. Rather than pop histamine antagonists to counter flatulence and gastric wall inflammation, its so much tastier to down a big hot … [more]


A light, crispy and flaky breadcrumb used in Japanese cooking. The texture tends to be courser than traditional western style breadcrumbs and is well suited to pan-frying and deep-frying. Although … [more]

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