Tag Archives | Herbs | Yakumi, Yakuzen Cooking

Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tempura | 春の山菜天ぷら

Sansai (Wild Vegetables) Tempura | 春の山菜天ぷら

A galore of “Spring wild vegetables” – bamboo shoots, butterbur (fukinotou), tara-no-me (Japanese angelica-tree new buds) and kakiage (spring onions, broad beans and sakura shrimp) made into tempura. One of our spring food dinner event. Spring vegetables come avail on narrow window duration which make it worth as a spring delicacy. These vegetables have the […]

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Butterbur Sprouts | 春の知らせ「フキノトウ」

Butterbur Sprouts | 春の知らせ「フキノトウ」

This winter has been inordinately warm. Warm to a point, where snow resorts struggle to stay in business, winter heavy coats and clothings remain wrapped dry cleaned from previous year. When one lives in a city (such as Tokyo as I do), the consequences of not having snow does not seem as critical, but only […]

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Homestyle Chinese Cuisine 'jeeten'| 吉田風中国家庭料理店

Homestyle Chinese Cuisine ‘jeeten’| 吉田風中国家庭料理店

Located in a tranquil posh residential area at the outskirts of Shibuya, Yoyogi-Uehara, you will find this humble atmosphered Homestyle Chinese Cuisine ‘jeeten’, owned and operated by a the chef Yoshida himself. With a counter bar seating and just few tables, at first glance may appear to be a cafe style restaurant but the Chinese […]

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Seasonal Spring Food | 春の食材

Seasonal Spring Food | 春の食材

On a cloudless sunny day………we decided to adventure north, about a two hour or so drive up north which will take you to Gunma prefecture – one of the leading producers and suppliers of vegetables in the country and Tokyo district.

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Spring Feast | 春をたべる

Spring Feast | 春をたべる

Spring has arrived here in Tokyo. The cherry blossoms, ‘sakura’ were in full bloom last week; all feathered away from from the strong wind and rain just few days ago. The ‘sakura’ never lasts so long, thus we cherish and value the blossoming of the cherry blossoms every year.

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Cheese & Herb Star Bread | クリスマスリース・パン

Cheese & Herb Star Bread | クリスマスリース・パン

Found this recipe at at FOOD 52, not my original YET but this may be something to try out for ‘Christmas’. It’s pretty and if you are a lover of savory food (with lots of butter) this seems to be a relatively easy bread for the festival season.

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Taiwanese Chicken_ 超簡単!台湾風チキン煮込み

Taiwanese Chicken_ 超簡単!台湾風チキン煮込み

Recently…it seems I’ve been posting a lot of Chinese foods and chicken. Yes, it’s coincidental… This is a super easy recipe from one of my favorite reader with super recipes on Taiwanese / Chinese Food. As already said….it’s super easy. It’s like an all in one recipe but extremely tasty. これは台湾料理の読者の方のレシピ。 超簡単、、まさに超簡単なレシピです。材料を揃えて煮るだけ。これからは寒い季節。手軽に美味しく煮るだけ。時々、、助かります。     Taiwanese […]

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Simplified Taiwanese Chimaki | 簡単にしました、台湾ちまき

Simplified Taiwanese Chimaki | 簡単にしました、台湾ちまき

I found this great site which showed how to wrap the ‘Taiwan Chimaki’ which is not exactly easy. I’ve posted a recipe earlier in August but I also tried to simplify the recipe so it is not so intricate and time consuming. This recipe is sort of a all-in-one combined recipe so the ingredients inside […]

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Taiwanese Beef | 牛バラのトマト煮込み

Taiwanese Beef | 牛バラのトマト煮込み

Chinese Herbs Cooking  (which we call it ‘Yakuzen’ in Japanese) has always facinated me whilst working in China – way back in year 2002, just that moment of the SARS outbreak.

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Rainy season is here. June Garden | 梅雨のガーデン

Rainy season is here. June Garden | 梅雨のガーデン

Rainy season has arrived…… which means – lot of rain (obviously) which means – very humid (obviously) but the ‘Hydrangeas’ all come to life, our garden blossoming with large snowball Hydrangeas. I’m not a flower but just love shooting flowers and it’s magnificent and fine details. Enjoy!   いよいよ、、梅雨ですね。 梅雨が大好きな人はあまり身近にいないのですが、梅雨が一番好きだという声は『紫陽花』から聞こえてきます。雨とともに勢いつけながらおおぶりの花がどんどん開花していきます。 今日初めて天気予報士から知りましたが、花は『真花』を基準開花をジャッジするそうです。紫陽花の『真花』とは花の芯の小さな花のことだそうです。知らない事だらけです(笑) 6月の草花、、楽しんでください。   (not a […]

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Importance of 'Bees' - Japanese Bee Honey | ニホンミツバチの蜂蜜

Importance of ‘Bees’ – Japanese Bee Honey | ニホンミツバチの蜂蜜

  Guaranteed pure honey from my sister, who resides in the Japanese Alps district. Having had seen a documentary movie called  ‘More than Honey’;  the movie itself provides a good insight to the decimating beehives from all over the world and Japan I believe is not one of them.  I was not aware that “80% […]

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Black & White Olive Ciabatta | 白黒オリーブ・チャパタ

Black & White Olive Ciabatta | 白黒オリーブ・チャパタ

Among all breads… I think the Italian breads are far the most easy to make. It may be my personal opinion but I think be from being an extension from the pizza doughs, namely the ciabattas and the focaccias. This ‘Ciabatta’ is combined with natural yeast (Levian Liquid) which you need not use but will […]

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