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