Matcha Kakigori

Serves 2 Japanese loves, shaved ice. In summer time, they will buy the ice shredder and heaps of syrup to make at home. Other open small stall in front of their store to sell these Kakigori. The more ala Japanese kakigori is their “Matcha Kakigori” which each portion can be expensive. This kind of shaved…

Milk agar and Angko

Serves 3 As a mom, I usually prepare some sweet or snack for the children to nibble around 3 pm as my eldest daughter just arrived from school and everybody is a little bit hungry. Both of my kids love pudding so this time I made something very easy. It is milk pudding with canned…

Kinako Mochi

Makes 12 I took my daughters to eat outside and had kinako mochi for dessert. I loved it instantly and wanted to make some at home. So, I bought a bag of Kinako, soy bean flower for the experiment. This was a great recipe to practice with my eldest daughter.She was active during the whole…

Shiratama Zensai (Japanese Sweet Red Bean Soup)

Serves 2 It is still a little bit cold lately so warm desserts are nice to make. Let us make Japanese sweet red bean soup today which is so efficient and easy to make. This dessert consist of the shiratama mochi and red bean paste/angko. To cut the process, just buy premade angko in plastic…

Nanakusa

The weather is getting warmer and we are getting the last bits of snow here in Sendai. In the southern part of Japan, flower have already blossom and people already enjoying picnics out door. To welcome this shift, let us make Nanakusa, meaning the seven herbs rice porridge. I think this will be a good…

Hokkaido Milk Pudding

Makes 4 small glass cups I had these beef gelatin sheet left overs for practice so this time I want to make one of Japan favorite dessert which is milk pudding. I see them sold in these very cute small glass container that resemble the container to carry the milk after being taken from the…

Daigakko Imo

Serves 3 Sometime I don’t feel like cooking. In this state, I usually go to the University canteen to buy some appetizer and some set of meals excluding rice for lunch or dinner. One thing that I will not miss is this “daigakko imo” dish, literally means ‘university potato’, this names derives for the fact…