Category Archives: Japanese

Japanese Donabe Steamer

A Japanese donabe is an “earthenware pot made from special clay for use over an open flame.” It came with a pretty cool steamer insert and can be used as a steamer and/or hotpot cooker.  I’ve had this one for quite … Continue reading

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Miso Mushroom Broth with Udon Noodles

Oddly, I found several packages of fresh “udon” noodles in the produce section of Weiss supermarket!  Okay, they weren’t the large, rounded noodles that are found in Asian markets but I didn’t want the store manager, who was obviously thinking … Continue reading

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Miso Marinated Sablefish with Sesame Spinach

The first time I ever tasted sablefish or black cod was at a Jewish deli in Liberty, New York in 197-; just kidding I don’t remember the year, but the taste was memorable.  The fish was smoked, thinly sliced and … Continue reading

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Roasted Maitake Mushroom Noodle Soup

This all began when Trix Render of Willow River Gallery and Restaurant asked if I would like a large Hen of the Woods mushroom.  Trix is both an extraordinary chef and talented painter. Her restaurant, tastefully decorated with paintings and … Continue reading

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Ibushi Gin

Japanese cuisine fascinates me because of it’s attention to presentation as well as flavors and it’s unique style of food preparation.  I’m not talking about sushi which is, and rightly so when prepared by master sushi chefs, the very expensive … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Bento

The day before she was due to take the plane back home to Ohio, my sister said that she needed to buy something to eat during the flight because apparently they don’t serve food anymore on local flights.  What?!  It seems that for … Continue reading

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Steamed Bok Choy with Spicy Oyster Sauce

My sister asked if I would make my recipe for steamed bok choy and then, as it so often does, one thing led to another. I had some mini Japanese eggplant, ground lamb and fresh udon noodles. There was really … Continue reading

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