Recipe: Sumashi Jiru

This light Japanese vegetarian soup was originally intended to be served hot, but it is equally satisfying cold, especially during summer when most people can't...

By Mariko Nakamura
August 10, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Japanese Tofu and Vegetable Chowder

Kencho-jiru is a soup that is a typical example of Japanese home cooking, but in fact it is also a Buddhist "shojin ryori" dish that...

By Mariko Nakamura
July 6, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Cucumber Seaweed Marinade

Cucumber is another cooling vegetable that is very cheap and readily available all across Japan. Plus, it consists of 96 percent water, meaning it's perfect...

By Mariko Nakamura
June 15, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Nasu Dengaku

Eggplant is in season in the summer here in Japan, and it is said that the vegetable has the ability to lower our body temperature...

By Mariko Nakamura
June 1, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Niku Jaga

A quintessential staple of Japanese home cooking, this braised meat and potato dish is both easy to prepare and satisfying. Often called the national dish...

By Mariko Nakamura
April 20, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Carrot Cake Cross Buns

From chocolate eggs and big gourmet lunches to hot cross buns and even more chocolate eggs, the popular foods of Easter time can be very...

By Luisa Heenan
March 30, 2015 | Food & Drink

Recipe: Matcha Chia Pudding

With the spring weather approaching, you might find your body craving foods that are a little fresher and lighter. We have previously looked at the...

By Luisa Heenan
March 17, 2015 | Food & Drink, Health & Beauty

Recipe: Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls

With all of the festive celebrations, dinners, parties this time of year, many of us tend to overindulge in food, especially at the sweets table....

By Luisa Heenan
December 8, 2014 | Food & Drink