Agedashi Tofu Recipe: A Homemade Take On the Japanese Appetizer

Agedashi tofu is a simple appetizer that’s usually found in Japanese izakayas. It’s composed of fried, lightly-breaded (almost like tempura) soft tofu in a flavorful dashi or soup base, topped with green onions, grated radish, and bonito flakes. Though it’s simple, it packs a harmonious balance of textures and flavors. And it’s also very easy… Continue reading Agedashi Tofu Recipe: A Homemade Take On the Japanese Appetizer

Takoyaki Pancake Recipe: No Takoyaki Maker Needed

Takoyaki seems impossible to make at home without a takoyaki maker. How do you get those perfect balls without it? But nobody said takoyaki has to be a certain shape. (Unless, of course, there’s a rule that we missed out on.) This takoyaki pancake recipe proves that you can get the savory flavors of the… Continue reading Takoyaki Pancake Recipe: No Takoyaki Maker Needed

Saucy Matcha Brownie Recipe: An Asian Take On Self-Saucing Brownies

Self-saucing brownies. What does that even mean? It sounds like a parlor trick; as if by some illusion a simple baked good could douse itself in sauce. But thanks to science—at least, we assume there’s some kind of sensible explanation behind it—the idea works. This saucy matcha brownie, for example, is a simple recipe that… Continue reading Saucy Matcha Brownie Recipe: An Asian Take On Self-Saucing Brownies

Yabu Rosu Katsu Recipe: Hacking Everyone’s Favorite Tonkatsu

Much of the katsu I’ve had in my life, prior to Yabu rosu katsu, was served in styrofoam bowls from the school cafeteria. I’d also have them in random Japanese restaurants, but the experience was always underwhelming. Dry and flavorless, katsu was a chore to eat and a last resort whenever I wanted something safe… Continue reading Yabu Rosu Katsu Recipe: Hacking Everyone’s Favorite Tonkatsu

Chicken Rice Don Recipe: A Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice Bowl for Two

Hainanese chicken rice is the epitome of Singaporean comfort food. The trifecta of fragrant rice, juicy chicken, and flavorful sauces is worth the long process. But the reality is that it’s not something we can all do at home—which sucks, especially if you just have to have it right that instant. Lucky for us, Asian Food Network… Continue reading Chicken Rice Don Recipe: A Quick Hainanese Chicken Rice Bowl for Two