永次 and I love dumplings(ぎょうざ) even though they can sometimes take quite a while to make. Since we no longer consume dairy products(乳製品), finding pre-made dumpling wrappers without egg(鶏卵) in them proved to be quite a challenge! It seemed every where we went and every package we turned over had it in the ingredients. I […]
We’ve had extremely unusual weather(天気) for our area this winter(冬). We don’t have any snow(雪) yet, but it’s still been bitterly cold most days- so what better way to keep warm then some hot(暑い) ramen, kanji study, and tea!
This recipe (料理法) is great if you’re vegetarian or if you have a problem with lactose, […]
About eight months ago 永次 and I had a huge shift in our diet and the transition definitely put a damper on our Japanese immersion meals, simply because we were too busy learning our new foods. But as you know, we picked up some fuel for the Immersion Train (yes, I’m still using that […]
What You Need 4 eggs [1 raw, 3 scrambled] 3/4 lb ground beef, tofu, or vegetarian ground beef substitute. (Momo recommends Morning Star ground beef substitute.) 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbl minced leek (the white part of the […]
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Tonkatsu (豚カツ) is quite the popular dish in Japan, and as it turns out it’s quite easy to make, so why not add it to your repertoire of immersion recipes? We have a version of this recipe using ingredients specific to the original version, but since we know some people […]
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