About Mozuku and Konnyaku

Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus) is an edible seaweed harvested in the oceans of Okinawa. During my trip to Okinawa, I had it every day and brought home a pack of thick and healthy looking Mozuku (太もずく). Mozuku is extremely healthy and is said to have cancer preventative, anti-aging properties, among other various health benefits. Unlike the […]

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Big sandwich au jus

So what if I feel like a big sandwich for dinner? Usually my preferred lunch, but why not for dinner? I love homemade sandwiches. Especially ones that feature deli meats, cheeses, veggies and sometimes eggs. What goes into a sandwich depends on what happens to be in my fridge. Sometimes I put a whole fried […]

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Year’s End Post

So 2018 is about to end. Already. This year has gone by in a flash. Especially the second half of this year has passed so quickly, I remember the end of a long, hot summer like it was a few weeks ago. During the first half of this year, I went to Munich for a […]

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Beef with onions and shirataki noodles

This is a traditional Japanese dish. Beef cooked in dashi with onions and shirataki noodles. Served over rice, it’s called “Gyudon,” or rice bowl with beef topping. A sort of Japanese comfort food… I prefer eating the beef and rice separately but it’s tasty both ways. Ingredients Beef Onions, sliced Shirataki noodles Dashi Sake Mirin […]

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Spicy beef with green peppers

This is a variation of the Chinese dish “Chinjaorosu,” normally beef with peppers made with oyster sauce. This variation was made up as I went. Ingredients Beef Peppers, julienned Soy sauce Grated ginger Sake Mirin (Japanese condiment similar to rice wine with high sugar content) Potato starch Rayu oil (spicy sesame oil) Sesame oil First […]

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