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Japanese Souffle Pancakes (Success!)
幸せのパンケーキ風、成功!

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If you’ve been following my blog, you probably know that we’ve been working on Japanese Souffle Pancakes for a while.

Well, I’m happy to announce that we finally did it!

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This is Terry inspecting the quality, or admiring it (lol).

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These got the height, the shape, the softness, the smooth edge, and the wonderful souffle texture inside, all we wanted.

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Yes, they are a bit tricky to make, but it was definitely worth the effort.

So happy we finally mastered this!

Recipe Credit: ひかりママ622(Recipe in Japanese).

Kramarczuk’s
東欧デリカテッセン

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I had seen this place several times but I had never eaten here before.

We were in a mood for a good deli sandwich, and when we looked for a good deli place on Yelp, this place showed up.

I was in a mood for something different, and we thought this would be a perfect place to try.

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I always thought it was a Polish food place, but they actually call themselves “East European Deli”, and they have not only Polish food but also other east European countries food.

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This is their Combination Platter.

One Cabbage Roll, Three Pierogi, One Sausage, and a Side of Your Choice.

We picked Ukrainian Sausage for our sausage choice, and Braised Red Cabbage for our side.

We decided to share this platter, thinking we could get more food if we were still hungry (This is a cafeteria-style restaurant).

Well, that was a good decision.

There was so much food and it was definitely enough for the two of us (especially when we were planning to have dessert after dinner!).

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One of the things I was excited about was the cabbage roll.

It was huge and it was served with three different sauces.

It was good, but at the same time it made me miss my mom’s cabbage rolls…

Everything was homemade and very tasty.

But braised red cabbage was probably my favorite.

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After our dinner we checked out their adjacent deli.

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Apparently sausage is their specialty.

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But this is what we were after.

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Everything looked good, but I wanted to try something different, something unique.

So I picked this walnut torte.

This was DELICIOUS!!

The cake was wonderfully nutty and tasty without anything.

But then served with this amazing butter cream!!

I cannot wait to go back to have this cake again, like tomorrow (lol)!

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This was Terry’s pick.

Some kind of raspberry chocolate cake.

He said it was very good.

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I don’t know why I waited this long to try their food.

But I’ll be back.

Soon.

Next time maybe I’ll try their sandwich…

And the walnut cake, of course!

I love a place like this that reminds me that good things stay for a very long time, unchanged…

Kramarczuck’s.

Tofu Burgers
豆腐バーガー

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I love tofu burgers.

These are a smaller version, and they look adorable.

Perfect for lunch or snack.

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First, I bake buns.

This is me impatiently waiting for buns to be ready.

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So happy with the result.

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And I make tofu burgers.

These are so easy to make, yet, delicious!!

I like tofu burgers better compared to bean-based ones, because tofu burgers (at least this one) tend to have the texture that I prefer; bean burgers tend to be a bit too mushy to me.

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These burgers are tasty as they are, but this time I coated them with Sriracha teriyaki sauce. Yum.

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And then I slice the veggies I want in our burger.

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These were so good.

Definitely one of my favorite sandwiches to make and share with my hubby.

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You can probably get a better idea of how small these burgers are in this picture.

Well, just to let you know Terry was working on his car right before lunch, so he looks like a hard-working man; and he is!

Tofu Burger

1 bun (I used homemade one)
tofu burger (make 8~10 small burgers)
– 1 package extra firm tofu, microwaved for about one minute and excess liquid was removed, and then mashed
– 1/2 cup mini frozen Lima beans, thawed and chopped
– corn starch
– sugar
– salt and pepper
– chopped scallion
canola oil
Sriracha teriyaki sauce
– 1/3 cup cane sugar
– 1/3 cup soy sauce
– a few drops Sriracha sauce
sweet mustard sauce (Sorry no measurements. Taste frequently to get the right balance you like.)
– tahini
– Dijon mustard
– sugar
– white vinegar
tomato slices
onion slices
Shiso (Japanese basil leaves)

1. Make tofu burgers. Combine all the ingredients and make form burgers.
2. Cook tofu burgers with oil, for a few minutes each side, until browned. Remove from the pan.
3. Make Sriracha teriyaki sauce. Add all the ingredients in the pan. Cook and reduce until the sauce it thickened.
4. Put the cooked burgers back to the pan. Coat them with sauce.
5. Make sweet mustard sauce. Mix all the ingredients with a hand blender well until creamy.
6. Assemble.

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