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Cold Summer Noodles: Karami Daikon Beni Shoga Onsen Tamago Hiyashi Soba

Cold Summer Noodles: Karami Daikon Beni Shoga Onsen Tamago Hiyashi Soba
Summer is blinkin hot in Kyoto, so this time of year we need meals that not only nourish but also cool. Cold noodles; soba, udon and somen are a staple. In addition to ice and cold, the Japanese like summer dishes to be quite salty and sometimes to include some kind of bitter taste. I developed this beautiful and tasty…

Spicy Cookbook: Scent of the Mansoon Winds

Spicy Cookbook: Scent of the Mansoon Winds
Scent of the Monsoon Winds. That is the piquant title of a new cookbook written by Michal Haines from New Zealand. And what a cookbook it is! A globe spanning cross-cultural collection of recipes, old and new, with the unifying element: spice. I had the pleasure of meeting Michal and her coffee roaster husband Chris when they visited Kyoto recently.…

KyotoFoodie-style Nikujaga Wagyu Tendon Beef Stew Recipe

KyotoFoodie-style Nikujaga Wagyu Tendon Beef Stew Recipe
Merry Christmas Foodies! This is my holiday season gift to our readers. It’s a recipe and I think a pretty good one! This is a classic Japanese home cooking dish: nikujaga. Nikujaga is based on Western beef stew and I have tried to give a novel Kyoto taste to it. This autumn I have been trying to perfect it and…

Donabe Yaki-kuri Gohan (Roasted Chestnut Rice)

Donabe Yaki-kuri Gohan (Roasted Chestnut Rice)
Miwa’s Kyoto Kitchen Recipe An autumn favorite in Japan is kuri-gohan, or rice cooked with chestnuts. Chestnuts are in season now and Miwa got a bag full from Tamba. While roasting and peeling chestnuts takes some time, this is an extremely delicious dish, especially when cooked in a donabe earthenware pot. The flavors are simple and straightforward: rice, chestnut and…

Japanese Fruit: Aomikan Marmalade

Japanese Fruit: Aomikan Marmalade
Aomikan is a green tangerine that are available in Japan from around the end of August though September. There are simply tangerines that have been harvested a few weeks early. They are tart and tangy. I love peeling them, surprisingly the green peel gives way to juicy orange fruit. Aomikan are one of my two favorite citrus for eating and…
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