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From Kitchen In Tokyo : Week 1, 2021

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One day, I found this picture on my mobile phone.
The photo I don’t remember taking.
When I took a closer look, I noticed, “Oh! This is a picture of the kitchen shelf taken from below.”
I’m sure that when I turned off the power in a hurry, I shot at the same time.
Normally, I immediately delete all the photos that I took by mistake.
This one has some taste, and it’s a composition that I never choose, and on the contrary, it’s looks artistic!
Then, this photo became one of my favorites early in the new year.
At the same time, I wish I could make this year a year of new discoveries.


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Japanese Food Words

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Useful Words:
Amai : Sweet
Amakuchi : Sweet for beverages
Gochisosama (-deshita) : It was a feast (at the end of a meal)
Hashi : Chopsticks
Itadakimasu : Thank you for the food! (at the beginning of a meal)
Kanpai : Cheers (before drinking)
Karai : Hot or spicy
Karakuchi : Dry for beverages
Nama : Raw
Nigai : Bitter
Oishii : Delicious
Okawari : Refill
Osusume : Recommendation
Shoppai : Salty
Suppai : Sour

Evocative words:
Atsu atsu : Steaming hot, almost too hot to eat , like a hot pot
Fuwa fuwa : Fluffy, like a marshmallow
Gabu gabu : Drinking wholeheartedly
Hoka hoka : Hot, at just the right temperature, like a bowl of rice
Hoku hoku: Steamy, like baked potatoes
Jyu jyu : Juicy food being grilled
Kori kori : Crunchy, like a pickled daikon radish
Koto koto : Sound of a bubbling pot
Mochi mochi : Chewy, like mochi (rice taffy)
Neba Neba : Slimy and Sticky, like natto (fermented soybeans) or Tororo (grated yam)
Nuru nuru : Slimy and slippery, like a okra
Paku paku : Eating wholeheartedly
Pari pari : Thin and crispy, like a potato or nori seaweed chips
Piri piri : Something that is spicy, like too much wasabi or curry
Puri puri : Resistant, like fresh shrimp
Puru puru : Wiggly, like pudding or jelly
Saku saku : Delicate and crispy, like tempura
Shari shari : Sound of ice being shaved
Shiko shiko : Chewy, like a abalone or udon
Shuwa shuwa : Fizzy, like a sparkling water
Ton ton : The sound of a knife rhythmically hitting the cutting board
Toro toro : Melts in your mouth, like fatty tuna
Tsubu tsubu : Chunky bits, like the pulp in freshly squeezed orange juice
Tsuru tsuru : The sound of slurping noodles

Happy New Year from Tokyo, JAPAN!

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Happy new year from Tokyo, Japan! The year of 2021 has begun.
I believe new year will bring lots of joy, happiness and prosperity to you!

Let’s enjoy cooking and eat well with us!

Recipe : Tamago Sando | Egg Sandwich 2

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In this recipe video, I will show you how to make Tamago Sandwich (Japanese-style Egg Sandwich). In this tutorial, I will introduce two kinds Tamago Sandwich; Japanese omelette style and Egg salad style. Which one do you know? Which style Tamago sandwich do you like? Please enjoy this video and try them out!

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From my kitchen : Week 52, 2020

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Cleaned and organized my kitchen drawer. Chose the items that I use 3-4 days a week! I always want to be a minimalist.

Recipe : Breakfast Ideas | Teriyaki Salmon

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In this recipe video, I will introduce the kids meal version Japanese breakfast. In detail, Teriyaki salmon, Sesame salad with cabbage and cucumber, Miso soup with Komatsuna and tofu, and Rice and nori seaweed chips. Of course, you can enjoy those meals even if you are not a kid! (I eat the same set meal with my children.) Please try it out! 😉

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From my kitchen : Week 51, 2020

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The year of 2020 is about to over. I cleaned my kitchen and noticed that Sui-chan’s head almost touches to the first shelf!

Recipe : Okaka Onigiri (Bonito Flakes Rice Balls)

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In this recipe video, I will show you how to make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) and its filling Okaka (bonito flakes flavor filling). Japanese rice balls are normally triangle shape but oval shape and round shape are common as well. I will introduce how to form them. Enjoy!
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