daikon as hina dolls

Recipe: Thai inspired daikon chingensai fusion

The other night, I made up a new dish and thought it tasted pretty good. Hitoshi thought it was unusual to combine daikon and chingensai but I didn’t know otherwise. That’s the advantage of both of us loving to experiment in the kitchen! Before jumping into the recipe, let’s take a look at the main players…

rice topping

Cooking with baby: accidental furikake

Three magical ingredients dance together in perfect time. A little heat, a dash of richness and an incredible crunch; flavors united under a banner of outstanding flavour. Hubby asked EIGHT times for a repeat of my creation during and after dinner. The ridiculous fact is my “dish” was a failure. What was supposed to be a benign…

tired salaryman eating pasta

Rice cooker fails from bubbles to distraction

The posts about rice cooker rules and washing theories were about what you can do with a rice cooker to get edible rice. This post celebrates the opposite. Taking “washing” too literally When Hitoshi’s cousin moved away for university, he made rice alone for the first time. Something was wrong so he called his mom for advice. Cousin:…