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YUCa’s Table : vol.144

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Menu:
– Miso soup with nameko mushrooms and Japanese spring onion
– Japanese brown rice
– Mackerel simmered in miso [Recipe]
– Seasoned soybeans and vegetables
– Natto* with toasted white sesame seeds *fermented soybeans
– Yogurt topped with blueberry jam

Ramen-ya Toy Box @ Higashi-nippori

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As Ramen is always so popular here in Tokyo, you can find not famous yet good quality ramen shops easily wherever you live/stay. So I did. I found another my favorite ramen shop, which is accessible from my place. Some of you might know but my son adores trains. Luckily, local and the last streetcar in Tokyo called “Sakura Tram” runs near our neighborhood. So, it’s always our family’s pleasure to find good restaurant along the line. When we found this ramen shop, we (maybe my husband and I only) were soooo HAPPY!

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YUCa’s Table : vol.143

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Menu:
– Miso soup [Recipe]
– Soboro donburi [Recipe]
– Rolled pork with eggplant and mushrooms
– Salad with lettuce, green beans, purple cabbage and cherry tomato
– Natto* with toasted white sesame seeds *fermented soybeans
– Japanese green tea

Soboro Donburi

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One of my son’s favorite foods is Soboro Donburi. Soboro means “stir-fry ingredients until being scrambled” in Japanese. You just need egg and meat. That’s all! I usually use chicken but you can also use pork and beef if you prefer. Since this recipe is so simple and easy, I cook this dish whenever my son wants. You add sugar in egg so this dish looks like between sweets and meal. (I think that’s why he likes!)
If you want to add more color (let’s say Green color ) and nutrition, I recommend to add boiled and chopped spinach, mitsuba trefoil, green beans, asparagus etc. How about decorating them between chicken and egg? Please try it out!

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YUCa’s Table : vol.142

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Menu:
– Miso soup [Recipe]
– Japanese brown rice
– Teriyaki chicken [Recipe]
– Salad
– Natto* with aonori *fermented soybeans
– Yogurt with orange jam

Teriyaki Chicken

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Teriyaki dish (including teriyaki sauce) is one of the most common Japanese foods overseas. I was so amazed to see my friends from abroad and my cooking class guests like Teriyaki dish. But somehow, it’s not so common here in Japan.
Teriyaki sauce is easy to make so you can easily cook some Teriyaki dishes as main dish. The magic number to make teriyaki sauce is 1:1:1:1. You can just combine 4 of Japanese main seasonings; Soy sauce, Mirin, Sake and Sugar.
Since Teriyaki sauce has a bit plain flavor, I recommend to sprinkle the “Shichimi” (Seven herbs and spices) on top as a final touch. Please try it out!

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3 Things to do in Yanaka

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My family and I visited our favorite place a few days ago.
We brought our new camera so we suddenly started filming Vlog for all of you.

This time, I will introduce my favorite 3 things to do in Yanaka area.
If you are planning to come and join my cooking class, please also include this Yanaka area in your itinerary.
Highly recommended!

Happy New Year of 2019!

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A happy new year 2019! 🎍
あけましておめでとうございます!🎌
Akemashite-omedetou-gozaimasu🍶

My family and I had traditional new year’s dish called osechi-ryori for breakfast. 🍱🍱🍱 Osechi is tiered food boxes to save cooking on the busy New Year’s Days so that Japanese housewives can take a rest for few days. (Since I had cooking classes until yesterday, I ordered Osechi-ryori in advance. 😜)


I remember that my mother made osechi every year and the whole family enjoyed eating them at our grandparents’s house. This is one of the good memories in my childhood.

Hope all of you’ll have a wonderful and fruitful year!!! Eat well and keep healthy for both body and soul !

YUCa’s Table : vol.141

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Menu:
– Miso soup [Recipe]
– Japanese rice [Recipe]
– Tofu hamburger
– Japanese omelette
– Salad
– Tofu with spicy oil and fried garlic
– Yogurt with yuzu jam
– Green tea with Jasmin

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