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Category Archives: Pasta/Noodle/Rice

Stuffed Shells
スタッフドシェル

I was thinking about making something totally different. But that didn’t happen for so many reasons, and it ended up like this. But I didn’t complain. This is what they looked like when the shells were stuffed. Can you tell what was inside? Well, the filling was a mixture of different things, but one of […]

Veggie Inari Sushi
べジいなり寿司

Inari Sushi is sushi rice packed in a fried soy-curd pouch. The soy-curd pouch is cooked already in sweet soy-based sauce, and it is tasty as it is. But I decided to dress them up a little bit. But first the rice. I used brown rice. I just used whatever the veggies I had in […]

Macaroni and V Cheese with Basil Sauce
マカロニ&Vチーズバジルソースがけ

I usually prefer long pasta to short pasta, but I do love macaroni. Who can resist this combination of adorable-looking macaroni and creamy (V) cheese?! Well, I can’t. I like my macaroni and V cheese with a lot of freshly ground black pepper. It even gets better when you drizzle basil sauce on top. But […]

Curried Coconut Risotto
カレー風味ココナッツリゾット

When I saw a picture of “coconut risotto” posted by one of the popular local food Instagramers, Kat, I told myself that I should make something like this. The coconut risotto she posted was that she had at a restaurant, Hasty Tasty and when I commented to express my interest in the dish, she replied and […]

Ramen with Kuruma-Bu
車麩ラーメン

Ramen time! I like my ramen loaded with lots of veggies. I liked the Kuruma-Bu so much that I decided to fry them to add to my ramen. Got my noodles from a local Asian grocery store. Voila! I-Ta-Da-Ki-Ma-Su! This is what we say when we eat in Japan. We do this so many times, […]

Kuruma-Bu Katsu-Don
車麩カツ丼

Here is another dish I made using the Kuruma-Bu Katsu. This is called Katsu-Don, which means Katsu (something breaded and deep-fried) on rice served in a bowl. The Katsu is usually paired with onions and softly cooked eggs in soy sauce-based sweet broth. In my version, the eggs were substituted with silken tofu and soy […]

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