Five Spice Jasmine Rice with Mushrooms

Five S[oce, Ginger and Mushrooms
Another Fusion Preparation

Five Spice Powder

Five Spices Powder aka Wu Xiang Fen, a Chinese Spice Medley

The Red Onion adds color, as does the Ciiantro  Five-Spice, Mushrooms and Ginger add fragrance in this variation of Jasmine Continue reading

Cancer-Fighting Buckwheat

Soba Noodles with Caviar
The Apotheosis of Buckwheat

This dish is smile to make and transforms the humble Buckwheat Noodle, Soba, to an elegant gourmet treat.  Salmon Roe, Ikura, is the key.  Use the best and freshest caviar available.

Again Buckwheat is a rich source of the Continue reading

Walnut Chicken / 核桃雞 – a Sichuan Dish

Walnuts Fight Cancer, Strengthen Kidneys
Chicken Helps Crculation, Relieves Respiratory Congesstion

Chicken

Chicken and Walnuts each provide complimentary health benefits, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So nutritionally the dish provides  health benefits.

Walnut Chicken is a special Continue reading

Possibly the Best Eggplant Dish? / 燉茄子

Singapore Braised Eggplant
Good with Curries and Western Meat Dishes

Cooking Asian dishes with Asian eggplants

Asian Eggplants

Eggplant has an image problem with Western cooks.  This results from the fact that they usually cook it the wrong Continue reading

Can Walnuts Stop Cancer?

Ellagic Acid Helps Combat Cancer
Benefits to Kidneys, Urinary Functions

Walnuts can certainly play a role in a healthy diet that helps prevent and even control the condition.

Walnuts are high in Continue reading

Kasha with Shiitake Mushrooms

Kasha Meets Shiitake
Buckwheat Fights Cancer,Regulates Cholesterol\

Kasha

Kasha or Buckwheat Grits

Kasha is Eastern European and Shiitake is, well, Pan-Asian.  The two do not usually move in the same circle.  In this Continue reading

Sauteed Bamboo Shreds / タケノコを炒めた

Pandas’ Favorite, High in Folate
27 Calories in 100 Grams

Bamboo Shoot Trip

Bamboo Shoots

Pandas’ favorite food is Bamboo, Bamboo, Bamboo.  They love the leaves, shoots and even the stalks of the Bamboo.

People love them too.  Perhaps Continue reading

Osechi Ryoori お節料理A- Spinach Roll for Bento

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Bento Spinach for New Year

Bento Spinach for New Year

nother favorite in New Year’s Bento boxes is a Spinach Roll. Similar to the Spinah Goma Ae that’s s popular in Japanese cooking. But a notch more advanced.  Also, a bit more salty and sweet, like most Osechi dishes. Continue reading

Osechi Ryoori / お節料理- Bento Mushrooms

Getting Ready for New Year’s
What to Put in the Boxes

New Year’s Day may well be THE holiday in Japan.  Almost everything is closed, while people make visits to shrines, pay visas to friends and relatives, drink sake, and eat, of course. But in traditional Japan. not much was cooked on the first day or so of the New Year.  Instead, it has been traditional to eat meals packed in Bento lunch boxes, sometimes quite elaborate, and usually  multitiered.

Grilled Mushrooms Continue reading