June 21, 2020
1. In an 8 inch nonstick or cast-iron skillet, warm 2 tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the potatoes, bell peppers, another 2 tbsp oil, 1⁄4 tsp. salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and lightly browned in places, about 20 minutes.
2. When the potatoes/red peppers are soft, preheat the oven to broil. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy; season with 1/4 tsp salt. Drizzle 1 tbsp. olive oil into the pan, then pour the beaten eggs into the pan and stir gently to combine. Allow more of the egg to touch the surface of the pan, until the eggs begin to set on the bottom, 1-2 minutes. Spread the vegetables into an even layer and continue cooking the tortilla, shaking the pan occasionally to prevent sticking, until the eggs are almost set, 3-4 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and finish cook until the top of the tortilla begins to lightly colour and is fully set, 2-4 minutes longer.
3. Remove the pan from the oven and quickly place a large ovenproof plate over the top. Carefully invert/slide the tortilla onto the plate and cut into wedges.
4. Serve the tortilla with prosciutto ham, slices of cheese, and Chili OKAZU. Suggested side: steamed green bean and artichoke hearts.
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!