• Ebi Katsu Burger Recipe (Shrimp Cutlet Burger)

    June 2, 2022Van

    This Ebi Katsu Burger (Shrimp Cutlet Burger) is inspired by the ebi katsu burger served at Mos Burger, one of the most popular fast food chains in Japan. This is easy to make, since I use the shrimp burger patties from Trader Joe’s (just defrost them in the fridge overnight). The patties are coated in…

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  • Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink Recipe

    May 26, 2022Van

    This is such a refreshing drink! I just picked up this new Sparkling Pineapple Juice at Trader Joe’s and thought it would be a delicous mixer for matcha – it was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

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  • Dirty Matcha Latte Recipe

    March 28, 2022Van

    Dirty Matcha Latte aka Matcha Espresso Fusion at Starbucks, this is my husbands favorite mid-day drink (he has it unsweetened though) – it only takes me about 2 minutes to make since I use Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Concentrate, but you can also use a shot of espresso instead.

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  • My Neighbor Totoro Satsuki’s Bento Recipe

    March 18, 2022Van

    My Neighbor Totoro is one of my favorite films, it’s the most touching story of the innocence and beauty of childhood and how magical life can be. I love the way the food looked in the film and wanted to recreate the bento that Satsuki makes for Mei. Satsuki fills an oval bento box with…

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  • Foodland’s Spicy Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe

    February 9, 2022Van

    I’m sharing my copycat recipe of Foodland’s Spicy Ahi Poke. Foodland is a popular grocery store chain in Hawaii famous for their poke and many people think Foodland has the best poke on the islands. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that Polynesians were making hundreds of years before any outside contact. Traditional Poke is…

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  • Potted Plant Matcha Latte Recipe (Cookies n’ Cream Matcha Latte)

    January 12, 2022Van

    If you’re going to have a matcha latte, why not make it this aesthetic? This delicious cookies n’ cream matcha latte is designed to look like an adorable potted plant.  The “soil” is made with oreo cookie crumbs and it’s garnished with micro greens for the sprouts.  You might be able to find this latte…

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  • Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke with Crispy Seaweed Rice Paper Chips Recipe

    January 10, 2022Van

    I make poke once a week and this is my new favorite way to enjoy it. Seaweed Rice Paper Chips are easy to make and they are super light, crispy and have the most satisfying crunch! These chips are the perfect vessel for Spicy Ahi Poke – the ahi is coated in a spicy creamy…

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  • Matcha Chocolate Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Recipe

    December 22, 2021Van

    Matcha Cornflake Christmas Wreaths, these are such a cute treat to give as gifts! I love that it’s so simple and quick to make, this classic Christmas treat is usually made with marshmallows, but I wanted to make them a little more decadent by using chocolate, plus matcha + white chocolate pair so well together.…

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  • White Chocolate & Peppermint Matcha Latte Recipe

    December 18, 2021Van

    White Chocolate & Peppermint Matcha Latte, the most perfect winter drink. It’s so delicious and warming, and how fun is using a candy cane as a swizzle stick??? If you can’t get a hold of candy canes, just substitute with peppermint extract + sugar.

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  • Instant Pot Sous Vide Onsen Egg Recipe

    December 6, 2021Van

    I’m sharing a sous vide recipe for cooking Onsen Eggs (Japanese Hot Spring Eggs) using an Instant Pot Pro, the egg whites are silky and softly set, the yolks have a custard-like texture.  It’s a usually cooked low and slow in a hot spring to get that unique texture, but if you have an Instant…

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