EMPHASIZE YOUR FOOD.
THOSE ARE THE MOST DRAMATIC PANCAKE I’VE EVER SEEN.
Cooking with Dog - one of my fav youtube channels where Francis, their dog, is the host of this delightful cooking show.
If anyone is interested in knowing how this is made you can check out the video here. They also have other wonderful, traditional, japanese recipes as well!
I bought these omiyage (souvenirs) for my teachers when I went to a famous hot spring town. They’re manju or sweet cakes filled with red bean paste. They were delicious!
I baked cookies for the teachers at my school and put them in this Halloween box. There were still some left over when I left, so I decided to leave the box. When I got to work the next day, the teachers had filled it with furikake— flavoring you put on rice.
This is why my teachers are awesome. :)
This was a delicious bento I made for the day I went to the speech competition.
Stir fried vegetables, ginger pork, and rice.
Here’s the recipe for the ginger pork.
Japanese vegetable juice!
I’ve been curious about this since I first saw it. The company, Kagome, makes a mixed fruit vegetable juice too that tastes a lot like V8 Splash. I’ve gotten that a number of times before, but this was my first time trying their straight vegetable juice.
It was really good!
It wasn’t that sweet, but the flavor was pleasant. I’ll definitely get it again!
Mushi Pan or Steamed Bread!
These were SO good! They were extremely easy to make too! The only problem I encountered was the price of certain ingrediants here. The recipe I used (see below) offered the general recipe plus two variations—chocolate, and corn and cheese. I wanted to make the chocolate ones because I was making them for two kids. Unfortunately, cocoa powder is really expensive here! I ended up buying the expensive pack of chocolate chips and just adding those to the normal recipe. They came out really well!
You may notice a color variation in some of the bread above. The recipe only made four (I managed to get 5 out of them) so I decided to make two batches. I opened a new carton of eggs for the second batch and the yolks were much more yellow, thus changing the color of the bread itself.
Sorry for the super low quality today, but I was in a huge rush to get out of the apartment on time when I took this. We had our sports day at the middle school on Wednesday. The rain date was Thursday. Due to this, we didn’t have school lunch on either day and could either buy a bento or bring one. I bought one on Wednesday because I needed to be at the school by 6:30 in the morning. But this was my bento on Thursday.
Gyoza, some quick, raw veggies, and rice.