Thank you for watching my interview on NHK World
Thank you for watching my interview on both BIZ STREAM & NEWSLINE IN DEPTH on NHK World!
Although the influence of the pandemic is still continuing, I started my online class with the hope that we can feel the connection between people through cooking and help enrich your life.
To commemorate this broadcast, I decided to hold a special campaign. If you make a reservation using this campaign code, you will get 20% off the tuition fee for online classes. Please take this opportunity to invite your friends and family to experience the online class.
Online Cooking Class : https://yjc.tokyo/category/virtual-japanese-cooking-class
Campaign code : NHK2021BIZ
I look forward to cooking with you online!
YUCa’s Diary : Week 15, 2021
Mario became 10 years old recently! He came to our house just after my husband and I started living together so he is like our first child (even now!). After him, Luigi, Kengo and Sui joined our family. I am sure Mario didn’t expect our family becomes so big! My family believe Mario is a Lucky Dog. Because he has good luck since he was a child and has been bringing us wonderful things in life. 10 years old means about 70 years old for dog. I hope he will eat well, stay healthy and live long. I found a paper put on the wall and it said “Happy Birthday, Mario!”. I am pretty sure that Kengo did that.
YUCa’s Diary : Week 14, 2021
1st of April was an April fools day! Secretly, I changed my profile photo on my various SNS! Did you notice it???
This is chef’s uniform at the kindergarten. Some of you might know but I was working at the kindergarten in Tokyo. I was making lunches and sweets for around 160 babies and kids (& also teachers). It was really a good experience and became a great career path for me. Especially, when I create baby & kids meal recipes on my YouTube channel! 😉
P.S. It seems that Mario and Luigi are wondering what’s going on.
YUCa’s Diary : Week 13, 2021
The other day, I had a brunch to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary at Matsumotoro in Hibiya. It’s been 10 years since there were various things both my business and my private. I realized that 10 years was so quick. There have been some achievements, but there are still some areas. Even so, my family has increased, so I would like to sit down and do my best for the next 10 years.
YUCa’s Diary : Week 12, 2021
Sui-chan under the Sakura cherry blossoms. Maybe this is the first time for her to see beautiful Sakura consciously.
YUCa’s Diary : Week 11, 2021
Sui-chan started drawing lines with using pencil. (and she drinks milk at the same time…) Apparently, she is good at multitasking that her mother is not. And Mario is always her guard dog.
YUCa’s Diary : Week 10, 2021
I found the cherry blossoms flavor KitKat at convenience store.
Not only beautiful package, you can make a donation to plant cherry trees in Tohoku region by purchasing this product.
It was March 11 yesterday and special programs were broadcasted all day in Japan. 10 years have passed since the big earthquake and tsunami happened in Tohoku area of Japan.
I believe that this event changed many people’s lives and way of thinking.
From this day onward, I began to think that unexpected things happen suddenly in life. I have to take more responsibility, independence in my life. Feel grateful for the normal day every nights.
And now, I became a mother of two children who were born after this event. As a parent, I will continue telling my children what happened in northern part of Japan and what we should prepare for the future.
YUCa’s Diary : Week 9, 2021
Have you ever heard the word “Asa Ra”(朝ラー)？
This means “Easting Ramen from the morning”.
It has been a hot topic just before Corona and was popular with tourists as well, especially Ramen Lovers !
A Japanese famous ramen company Ippudo 一風堂 recently started offering Soy sauce ramen & Special rice porridge at their limited shop in Asakusabashi. So, my family and I visited weekday morning from 8:00!
The price is reasonable at 500 yen, and those who wish can drink coffee for free. *This service is weekday only!
Though Ippudo is famous for Tonkotsu ramen but the soy sauce ramen and their homemade egg noodles were really fresh, chewy and went well with light flavor soy based soup.
And our surprise was that their special rice porridge is made of Tonkotsu soup! Umeboshi, Zha cai, and paprika, which are thought to have been added to change the texture, were also interesting and delicious.
Both dishes warmed my body on a cold morning.
If you are interested in making Shoyu ramen (soy sauce based ramen), please check this recipe!
YUCa’s Diary : Week 8, 2021
When I was taking a walk in the neighborhood, I found UME (梅) plum blossoms starting to bloom.
The early plum blossoms are called Kanbai/kambai (寒梅). It means Cold (寒) and Plum (梅) because they bloom at the coldest time of the year. Spring is just around the corner in Tokyo!
YUCa’s Diary : Week 7, 2021
Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you know that Japan celebrates Valentine’s Day with the opposite approach from overseas? I remember when I was young, my friends, including myself, were throbbing and squirming as Valentine’s Day approached.
In modern times, there is something called “giri choco” (義理チョコ) that gives chocolate to bosses and friends. Others seem to buy themselves high quality chocolates as a reward. My case…I made tofu donuts with my son Kengo and tasted together with my hubby and Sui-chan.