Japanify

After four years in Tokyo, Yoko relocated to the Bay Area. She loves dips, dashi, and deals.

April 11, 2016

Japanify: How to Make Matcha

by Yoko Kumano

The first time I learned how to make matcha was from my grandmother, Baba-chan, in Tokyo.

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March 3, 2016

Japanify: Yuzu Kosho Avocado Toast

by Yoko Kumano

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Here’s a simple twist on the very popular dish, Avocado Toast. It’s all the rage.

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November 23, 2015

Japanify: Yuzu Kanten

by Yoko Kumano

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It’s yuzu season! When my sister starts giving me yuzu, I know it’s official: the holidays are here and yuzu is in abundance to help me cope.

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March 30, 2015

Japanify: Tuna Toast

by Yoko Kumano

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It’s no secret that I don’t like any breakfast/lunch egg dishes. So whenever I go out for brunch, I have to scour the menu for non-egg items.

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March 19, 2015

Japanify: Shisomaki

by Yoko Kumano

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Every time I go to Japan, I am exposed to new foods, new regions and new friends.

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February 5, 2015

Japanify: Celery Asazuke (Quick Pickles)

by Yoko Kumano

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In my kitchen, celery is something that shows up when I make chicken soup. Other than that, I don’t really think to buy celery.

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October 13, 2014

Japanify: Grilled Shio-Koji Nagaimo

by Yoko Kumano

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Last February, I went to Jicca in Tokyo and had this seemingly unassuming dish. I’ve mainly had raw nagaimo (Chinese yam) julienned or grated in all its gooey glory.

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June 18, 2014

Japanify: How to Make Japanese Curry from SCRATCH

by Yoko Kumano

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(Don’t have time to make Japanese curry from scratch? Check out Yoko’s Easy Japanese Curry recipe.)

For two months, Kayoko and I at curry for dinner almost every night.

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May 5, 2014

Japanify: Cucumber Ume Quick Pickles

by Yoko Kumano

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It’s been hot in Berkeley lately and crunchy cucumbers have been a go-to for cooling down and feeling refreshed in my kitchen.

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April 14, 2014

Japanify: Crunchy Daikon Salad

by Yoko Kumano

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Warning: DO eat this at home before taking it out into the world! Weigh the social risks!

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