Gomashio - Sesame salt

Gomashio – Sesame salt

The complete recipe with detailed instructions can be found on Just Bento. I do not only use this for sprinkling on rice or other dishes,…






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Japanese Cooking 101 - Salmon Teriyaki and Cucumber Wakame Sunomono

Japanese Cooking 101 – Salmon Teriyaki and Cucumber Wakame Sunomono

Unintentionally, this is the result of 2 cooking lessons together: Salmon Teriyaki and Sunomono. At first I just wanted to try the sunomono and thought…






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Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 3: Nimono

Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 3: Nimono

Time for the next lesson of Japanese Cooking 101, Nimono. I must say, the potatoes turned out amazing, the carrots were almost crunchy which is…






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Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 1 – Addendum: Miso Soup with Potatoes

Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 1 – Addendum: Miso Soup with Potatoes

What a delight! Potatoes and miso fit together really well, I never knew. Thanks for this recipe, Maki, it will be nice addition to our…






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Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 1 - Dashi

Japanese Cooking 101, Lesson 1 – Dashi

This is about the third time I made real dashi, this time following the Japanese Cooking 101 dashi recipe and tasting the stock after each…






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Kakitama-jiru かきたま汁 - Egg drop soup

Kakitama-jiru かきたま汁 – Egg drop soup

This soup is very similar to the Chinese egg drop soup. Quick comfort food for cold winter days following the recipe from Cooking with dog….






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Avocado Maki

Avocado Maki

This is my first try of making a caterpillar roll seen in this video: How to make Sushi – Caterpillar Rolls. It was not easy…






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Frühlingszwiebel Honig Knoblauch Nudeln - Honey garlic scallion noodles

Frühlingszwiebel Honig Knoblauch Nudeln – Honey garlic scallion noodles

The recipe is Honey garlic scallion noodles from The Aimless Cook, and I decided to cook it because I had a bunch of scallions leftover…






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Trout fillet with wasabi cucumber salad

Trout fillet with wasabi cucumber salad

Bone the fillets and make shallow incisions on the skin side. Put them in an oven safe dish. Mix the sauce ingredients and pour the…






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Egg soboro bento

Egg soboro bento

At last! For a year now I own the Just Bento Cookbook and I never ever made one of the bentos. I did make some…






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