Making sushi at home

Sushi, arguably one of the two most well-known, and well-loved, Japanese dishes in the world (the other being ramen) refers ... (more)


International Sushi Day

Who would have thought... an international sushi day! Unlike food festivals such as Oktoberfest and Taste of Chicago, the ... (more)


Agedashi tofu

According to Tastefully Done, age means deep fried and dashi, of course, is the stock made with bonito flakes and kelp. ... (more)


Cooking oyakodon

My first attempt at making oyakodon was better. This one turned too dark. The third attempt will, hopefully, get posted in ... (more)


Sam’s sisig stuffed futomaki

Each time I posted photos of Sam's homemade sushi, there would inevitably be requests for the recipes among the comments. I ... (more)


Fondue, hotpot and shabu-shabu

Fondue, hotpot and shabu-shabu all refer to a dish that consists of a communal pot at the center of the diners where small ... (more)


Miso ramen

A bug hit the house over the past two weeks, maybe two or more kinds of bug even, and knocked us down. First, it was Alex. ... (more)


Jipan: it never disappoints

Some restaurants we try out of curiosity. If we don't like the food or the service, or if the prices are way out of ... (more)