November 23, 2015

Japanify: Yuzu Kanten

by Yoko Kumano


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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December 12, 2012

Fridgin’ Out: The Ramen Shaman + Roommates

by Will VanderWyden

Ah, the joy of roommates. The Ramen Shaman lives with three other dudes in a house in Los Angeles, meaning our fridge is war zone of groceries for four people each cooking for one.

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November 15, 2012

Japanify: Kale Ohitashi

by Yoko Kumano

Although I have embraced the fact that I have now crossed-over into 30-somethingdom, my diet has not caught up.

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September 25, 2012

MOTOism: Farewell to Summer: Corn 2 Ways

by Moto Yamamoto

Summer is over, but I like the beginning of the autumn. I can finally wear layers, and the chill in the morning and evening is comforting.

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March 26, 2012

Forest Feast: Spiced Paprika Pepitas

by Erin Gleeson


In a plastic bag combine:
1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp  sugar
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tbsp olive oile

Shake the bag until the seeds are well coated, then pour into a bowl.

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March 22, 2012

Japanify: Tofu To-Go

by Yoko Kumano

Baked Tofu

Protein is a great thing to carry around. It stays together and packs an energy-filled punch, in comparison to a salad or veggie stir-fry –which can either take up lots of space or taste very bad because of a temperature change.

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January 30, 2012

ReCPY: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

by Moto Yamamoto


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

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December 19, 2011

Forest Feast: Grapefruit Edamame Salad

by Erin Gleeson



By Erin Gleeson via Forest Feast.

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May 5, 2011

Japanify: Ohitashi (Blanched Spinach)

by Kayoko Akabori


Hey hey, Kayoko here, filling in for Yoko this week. Seems that summer has arrived in the Bay Area (a balmy 77˚F in Oakland, holla!), which means I will only cook meals that take me a few minutes to prepare.

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April 18, 2011

ReCPY: Double Dose of Kajitsu (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto


I am finally back. Although the past couple of weeks have been super hectic, I had the opportunity to go to my favorite restaurant Kajitsu, twice in two weeks.

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