Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dinner Project: Okonomiyaki

Lots of people who go to Japan invariably come home raving about okonomiyaki, a popular comfort food that is more or less a cabbage pancake. I don’t know if it’s a regional thing, but we never really had it at … Continue reading

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Dinner project: miso soup

Oh my god! I forgot to tell you how to make miso soup. It is so easy. You can get miso pretty much anywhere now, so you need to choose what kind. White miso is milder and sweeter, red miso … Continue reading

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Natto oatmeal

As far as Japanese food characteristics, umami gets all the glory. ┬áBut nothing says delicious like the distinctive slimy texture of a lot of my favourite traditional foods: tororo and natto, specifically. Much has been made of the legendary stickiness … Continue reading

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