Salmon Poke Bowl

Poke bowls are one of my favourite summer dishes on a hot day. They are really easy to prepare and to make. They are also very versatile. Start by buying ingredients you want in your bowl. I chose masago, pea shoots, seaweed salad, cucumber and furikake (a japanese seasoning). Some of my other favorite toppings…

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries

I’ve always loved the soft fluffy Japanese cheesecake but I also know how difficult it can be to make. I tried this recipe that worked out pretty well. To add decorate the cheesecake, I wanted something that would compliment it without over powering the delicate cake. I decided to make some candied cranberries. Start by boiling…

Review: Hi Genki

Hi Genki is a hidden gem in Burnaby. It is located in a Nikkei Senior Home. They serve authentic Japanese cuisine in a  cafeteria type setting. Upon entering the senior home, you would not have suspected it would be a restaurant. The only hint is the line up of patrons patiently waiting for seats. Large…

Review: Gyu-Kaku

When I go out to eat I usually ask my friends what they feel like trying and if there are any specific restaurants they want to try.  One friend of mine said she wanted to go somewhere “fun”.  The first place that came into my head was Gyu-Kaku.  If you are a hot pot or…

Kushikatsu

Kushikatsu is Japanese dish of deep fried skewered meat and vegetables. You can use a variety of meats and vegetables and customize it to what you like.  This dish is very easy to make. However, I could not find a good recipe for the sauce. I decided to use carrots, cauliflower, chicken and pork. Prepare…

Pan-fried Gyoza

Dumplings are always a favorite of mine. I love that they can make a quick meal and how you can cook them in many ways.   This recipe is a non-recipe because most filling varies from recipe to recipe.  There are no real set measurements and you can eye the amount of each ingredient.  A guide…

Those fishy things….making Taiyaki

  Taiyaki are those little fish filled with red bean paste.  You can eat it with ice cream or on its own.  Fill it with other fillings such as nutella, sesame paste, custard or even go savory and try takoyaki batter. The red bean paste I used for this recipe can be made in a…

Japanese Food

Its fun to make Japanese food. Simple ingredients, easy recipes and delicious noms. Today I decided to invite a friend over to try some recipes from a new online cooking show called One World Kitchen. http://oneworldkitchen.ca Its a series that features 5 Canadian women and recipes from around the world. I love the unique concept and delicious recipes (although…

Okonomiyaki

Japanese food is definitely on my top things to make. Its versatile, delicious and easy.  Okonomiyaki is one of my go to meals when I crave Japanese. Okonomiyaki can be made just with cabbage but you can add your own twist to it. Try out seafood, chicken, tofu. Get creative!! Start by slicing the cabbage. You…

Spinach Gomaae

Make spinach interesting by adding a bit of Japanese flavour to it. This recipe is from Hana! http://www.hanaetsuko.com. The first step is to buy and cook lots and lots of spinach. Spinach wilts a lot so I recommend buying twice (or triple) the amount that you would think you need. I placed the spinach in a…