Desserts, Japanese

Craving for…

Mochi. Those molded Japanese rice cakes of various colors following its flavor and ingredients. This came from seeing my photos of the ginataang bilo bilo we cooked at mom-in-law’s place. Those are glutinous rice balls cooked in coconut milk added with tapioca pearls, jackfruit strips, cubed sweet potatoes and plantain banana. Hubby specifically requested for… Read More Craving for…

Bentou, Japanese

Chicken Teriyaki Bentou

I bought a really helpful and cute recipe book…the title says it all –¬†Kawaii Bento Boxes. It’s to motivate me to cook more packed lunch for the hubby…those healthy and nutritious and attractive dishes! ūüėČ This particular lunch would be chicken teriyaki breasts. Having gone on vacation, I don’t have the book right now but… Read More Chicken Teriyaki Bentou

Japanese, sushi

Ikura sushi

INGREDIENTS 1 cup prepared sushi rice (recipe here) 1 sheet nori 3/4 teaspoon wasabi paste, or to taste 4 ounces prepared salmon roe INSTRUCTIONS 1. Prepare 8 finger sushi by dipping your right hand into a bowl of vinegared water and then tap your fingers on a damp towel to remove excess water, and take… Read More Ikura sushi


Ebi (Shrimp) Tempura

  As promised, here is the shrimp fry/ebi tempura recipe I I said I’ll be posting last weekend. Ingredients: 12 large shrimps, deveined salt and pepper 1 cup of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 1/4 cup flour 1 egg, well beaten *oil for deep frying How to: -Remove heads and shells of shrimps but leave tails. -Make… Read More Ebi (Shrimp) Tempura

Bentou, Japanese


We had a special assembly today and yesterday outside of Vienna. The kids and I travelled an hour from the city’s Westbahnhof to St. P√∂lten to freshen up and be full with spiritual food. The affair starts from 9 in the morning and ends up short before 4pm. It is but natural to bring¬†bentou (packed… Read More Bentou

Japanese, Rice

Sushi Rice

Sushi rice recipe I’ve followed over the years. Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups water 3 cups Japanese rice 1/3 cup rice wine 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt Japanese rice tends to be sticky compared to other rice grains that’s why its ideal to use it so they don’t fall apart. 1. Pour rice into rice… Read More Sushi Rice

food friday, Japanese, Rice, sushi

Ikura sushi

Salmon roe (ikura)¬†for sushi is prepared by soaking them in soy sauce and Japanese rice wine (sake). The process helps in removing the strong fishy flavor and makes the texture of the roe smoother and lighter. Each individual roe remains swollen, lightens up in color, and the texture becomes more enjoyable to the palate. If… Read More Ikura sushi