Black Sesame Pudding

Despite being half Japanese, black sesame in desserts did not feature strongly in my childhood. Mochi and anko, white sesame and even shoyu… But it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I had my first black sesame dessert. Way back in 2012, I started a podcast called Miso Hungry with my friend Rachael

Spinach and Chickpeas

Spinach and chickpeas. Sounds like kind of a boring dish, right? But the whole is so much more than the sum of its parts. This used to be my favorite after-workout, quick, easy, healthy, tasty, satisfying meal. I’d come home from a late aerial or pole class, pop this in the toaster oven (thank goodness

Dried Radish Kimchi

We were first introduced to this specific type of kimchi at Market World – a Korean grocery store that we’ve been frequenting for the last few years. We used to go there often, and stock up on all sorts of kimchi and other banchan. At the time we were busy with a lot of client

photographing fig tarts

Weekly Wanderings 2020/2

We’re starting to really get into the groove of cooking and filming videos for our YouTube channel, and I’m having a lot of fun with it! Is there anything you’d like to see me cook? Coming up very soon… something spicy with black sesame seeds. I promise I’m not diseased, even though it looks like

Golden Egg Curry

Golden egg curry… sounds like something straight out of a fable, right? This recipe is from the Burma cookbook, at the request of another one of our community members – TheBardVyune! You start with the most important ingredient – the eggs! Hard boil them, then stick ’em in an ice bath to cool. Once they’re

Bacon-wrapped shrimp with a honey-mustard dipping sauce

Today we are cooking from Matt Armendariz’s cookbook, On A Stick, at the request of a viewer from our Twitch community, busdriv3r! A lot of times, I think the assumption with a cookbook like this is that it would be a bit gimmicky. But he’s got a ton of amazing-sounding recipes – from Japanese tofu

Weekly Wanderings 2020/1

After quite a hiatus AND a blog switch… I’m back with more Weekly Wanderings! I always love getting a peek into other bloggers’ lives with their weekly photo posts, and I’m hoping some of you might have fun seeing mine as well. Enjoy! Summertime is champaca season! My very favorite flower scent (closely followed by

Frozen Yogurt Pie

It’s summer… and in this household, it means it’s time to make frozen yogurt pie! This is one of my favorite things, because it’s so tasty but also so simple to make. A few single-serving containers of strawberry yogurt, for the fruity tang. Mix that with cool whip for a fluffy lightness. Dump it in

misoyaki butterfish

Misoyaki Butterfish

Today we’re making misoyaki butterfish from the Aloha Kitchen Cookbook! This is another redemption from a member of our Twitch community, this time from Blacklash. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of recipes from this cookbook – not only because everything looks delicious, but because there’s also a lot of overlap between the recipes in