February 07, 2021
I make about 200 dumplings at a time and freeze them. It is a bit of a production to make, but it is so worth it. I'm always excited when I get to eat these, it's not like a sad frozen dinner, and they are so convenient. Try these gyoza with steamed rice and some sauteed bean sprouts, and beer!
Ample amount of potato starch for coating the gyoza before freezing them.
You will also need enough gyoza wrappers. You can buy pre-made dumpling wrappers at any Asian supermarket.
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
Holding a gyoza wrapper in one hand, heap a teaspoon of the filling onto the wrapper. Gently fold half the wrapper over the filling and start crimping and pinching the edge to form a seal.
You can pan fry these from fresh or frozen, but it will usually be from frozen since you've stocked your freezer. Heat your preferred cooking oil at medium-high heat in a pan that you have a lid for. Arrange the gyoza in a single layer, they can be touching. Drizzle them with a little sesame oil.
Eat them nice and hot. We dip them in OKAZU straight, or sometimes mixed with a little soy sauce and rice vinegar. This is such an easy and satisfying meal. Our freezer is always stocked.
September 10, 2022
In Japan、 there is a term called ”B級グルメ”. The literal translation of this word in English is B-Grade Gourmet, but more precisely, it means “Budget Friendly Food” or “Affordable Food”. Okonomiyaki, which I will introduce today, is a typical B級グルメ food that everyone loves! It is not a luxury meal, but rather inexpensive, commonplace, yet reputedly tasty food.
My mom used to make okonomiyaki for Sunday lunch. I would like to share this recipe with you.
August 31, 2022
When I returned to Japan this summer, one of the new Japanese sweets that struck me was "Kuzu-Neri". From long-established " Wagashi" shops to 7-Eleven, these sweets can be found everywhere. I came up with this recipe before I forget its unique texture, deep taste of green tea, and exquisite sweetness.
Serve chilled, topped with Tsubuan (red bean paste), kinako (soybean flour), or kuromitsu (molasses). For a sweeter taste, serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Kuzu-Neri is a very refreshing and summery dessert. Give it a try! It is easy to make!