ReCPY

ReCPY takes you through the Japan-inflected world of baking and cooking, with a distinct Yamahomo accent.

Yamahomo is based in NYC. He prefers to stay in the kitchen all weekend long rather than going outside.

June 26, 2012

MOTO Restaurant Review: Le Bernardin: Disagreeing with 4 Stars

by Moto Yamamoto

I recently became a permanent resident of this country, and to celebrate my newly acquired freedom, we went to Le Bernardin.

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June 19, 2012

ReCPY: Shio Koji

by Moto Yamamoto

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Shio koji, or 塩麹 (salted koji) is a going through a major boom in Japan right now.

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June 4, 2012

ReCPY: New Home, New Kitchen

by Moto Yamamoto

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Sorry for my long absence. I’ve been quite busy, as we were preparing to move into a new apartment, so cooking time for me was pretty limited for a while.

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April 9, 2012

ReCPY: Lazyass Sakuramochi (And Failures from Cutting Corners)

by Moto Yamamoto

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In Japan, everything is made easy for busy housewives who have to raise kids, clean the house, yet also have to cook and make dessert.

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March 19, 2012

ReCPY: Anko (Sweet Bean Paste) + Wagashi Event @ Japan Society (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

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My most recent obsession is making anko (sweet bean paste) from scratch. As I wrote in my strawberry daifuku post a couple of weeks ago, using bean paste as dessert doesn’t really exist in the west.

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March 5, 2012

ReCPY: Macaron = DV (Domestic Violence)

by Moto Yamamoto

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Not that I’ve ever beaten anyone up, but I think macaron-making is somewhat similar to the mentality of a wifebeater’s wife.

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February 27, 2012

ReCPY: Rolled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Sticky Rice

by Moto Yamamoto

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I’ve been reading on many Japanese blogs that people are stuffing sticky rice inside a whole chicken, which absorbs all the good stuff from the bird, and makes a very nice sticky rice accompanying a perfectly roasted bird.

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February 14, 2012

ReCPY Valentine Special: イチゴ大福 (Ichigo Daifuku): Strawberry + Anko-Stuffed Mochi

by Moto Yamamoto

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Japan is filled with weird desserts. A lot of influence comes from the west, but we somehow incorporate Japan-ness into western desserts.

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February 6, 2012

ReCPY: MOTO Debut + Natto Nuts

by Moto Yamamoto

Congrats to UM for being around for five years! I still remember my first post on Peking duck back in 2007 (after constant harassment from Kayoko to write for her), and over the past five years, I’ve written over 200 posts.

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January 30, 2012

ReCPY: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

by Moto Yamamoto

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One of my favorite restaurants is Kajitsu, as I’ve written a couple of awesome reviews about the place.

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