Short trip to my hometown Iwaki-city
I visited my hometown few weeks ago and had a relaxing time there. Since my hometown Iwaki-city (Fukushima-prefecture) has a lot of nature, my family enjoyed spending time at the beach, mountain and botanical garden etc. I especially enjoyed walking around the neighborhood where I used to live before moving to Tokyo. I could see so many new houses and its architectures are very modern and sophisticated. My son could meet cousins and play together with them. If you are interested in seeing those photos, please check my private Instagram account.
Spicy Miso Ramen for Halal guest
These days, I have several requests for Halal menus so I started teaching Spicy Miso Ramen in my Home-style Ramen & Gyoza class. If you are interested in this ramen, please let me know when booking! Thank you!!
The BEST Cooking Class in Japan 2018 by TripAdvisor
YJC (YUCa’s Japanese Cooking) had the honor of TOP3 activity in Japan,
The BEST Cooking class & Workshop in Japan by international travelers 2018 by TripAdvisor!!!
Homemade Plum Juice making
After coming back to Tokyo, Mr.Hamanura from Inoue Umeboshi shokuhin company sent us a box of 1kg plums!!! Some of you may know but my fridge is not big so I started making a homemade plum juice right away. In Japan, we enjoy plum juice (and also plum related foods) to prevent fatigue from summer heat. I have homemade plum juice this summer so I should be energetic and work harder! hahahah
Gyoza pizza making with students from USA
The other day, students from USA joined our cooking class.
So we made TWO gyoza pizzas for 9 guests. And…of course…it’s all gone!!!
Summer has arrived!
Summer has arrived finally here in Japan. Somehow, it arrived a bit early this year. So, I decided to display sunflowers this week. I like this brilliant color!
Local sightseeing spot and Takoyaki
Few hours left before going back to Tokyo !!! So, we went to the local touristy spots called Senjojiki and Sandanbeki. I didn’t know there are such a cool and dynamic (& instagrammable ) spots here in Japan. I should travel more than before for…food research!!!
Plum picking at Inoue umeboshi shokuhin company
After tasting soft-serve ice cream, we visited one of the famous plum production the Inouse umeboshi shokuhin company and experienced the plum picking for the first time! It was the best timing to pick plums. The area was filled with aroma from plum trees. We all loved it! They put blue color cloth net to gather fallen plums. So clever!!! During this research trip, interesting thing happened. Guess what? The day (June 6th) that we visited plum production was a Plum’s day! It was totally coincidence!!! (We even didn’t know there is a plum’s day in Japan ) Just…WOW!!! To see more photo about plum picking and what I got from their special shop… Read More
Plum flavor soft serve ice cream
Main purpose of this food research trip was to explore and understand more about Japanese plums. So…I tasted plum flavor soft serve ice cream at first…you know. 😜 In Japan, we call plums “Ume” in Japanese. We put pickled plums in a bento box, rice balls and we even eat them as a snack. Because of its look, plum related products always have dark pink color here in Japan. Same as this soft serve ice cream. It had a beautiful and instagrammable pink color! Of course, it tasted sour sweet and delicious!
Japanese style breakfast in Wakayama
Japanese style breakfast in Shiraraso Grand Hotel!🍚
(This hotel locates just in front of the beautiful ocean so you can go for a walk anytime!)
I always like to eat Japanese style breakfast at hotel! Small dishes a lot!!! Especially, I enjoyed different cooking style of vegetables 🍅 Pickled, simmered, steamed, Marinated, Tossed vegetables…Yummy! 😋 Since Wakayama prefecture is famous for plum, they serve plum flavor porridge!
LOVE & YUM! ❤️