Baked Korean BBQ Salmon in Foil

I wonder why I don’t bake more often with foil. The cooking method is as easy as one pot dinners. In this case the ingredients are dumped into the middle of a sheet of foil and then the foil is sealed to allow the ingredients to steam in their own juices. Perhaps the best part…

Fried Egg & Rice Breakfast Bowl

It is interesting to find specific food similarities between different cultures. When my mom wanted to make an easy dinner, she would fry up a couple eggs with soy sauce as our protein. There was always a bowl of rice, of course, but it was kept separate from the eggs. After getting married, my Japanese…

Tempura Fried Mackerel

“Craving” is defined as a powerful desire for something. There are acceptable sweet cravings like chocolate and salty cravings like potato chips. There are also the occasional odd cravings that are usually linked to a memory. As I was exploring the grocery store for new ingredients, I suddenly remembered an amazing lunch experience inside Tokyo…

Instant Butter Chicken Curry

Curry is one of the few dishes I have not attempted to make from scratch for two main reasons. I am not particularly picky about curry and store-bought curry is pretty darn good. For Indian curry, there are a couple brands that make ready-to-eat curry in a jar. I used the Kroger brand from Fred…

Tomato and Egg Soup with Pickled Radishes

If you have been reading my blog, then you would have noticed I’m on a soup roll. That tends to happen when it is cold, windy, and sometimes downright miserable outside (and you’re still jetlagged and fighting off a cold). Today I am sharing one of my no brainer soup recipes – “no brainer” as…

Green Tea Soba with Dipping Sauce

Soba is a Japanese type of noodle made from buckwheat and it can be served chilled with a dipping sauce or in hot broth as a noodle soup. Recreating soba at home is easier then ever with pre-made soba noodles and dipping broth. My favorite is the green tea soba noodles from Hakubaku brand and…

Japanese Cod Roe Pasta

Tired of the usual spaghetti and meatball recipe? Expand your spaghetti palate with this amazing Super Duper Lazy creation from Japan. It’s simple, fast, and delicious! Ingredients: 1 packet of S&B Spicy Cod Roe Spaghetti Sauce Cooked spaghetti for one person Directions: 1) Add your spaghetti to a bowl and mix in the sauce packet…

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

I’m posting this recipe after one of my friends challenged my definition of lazy.  She said, “I won’t make it if it takes more than 5 minutes.”  .  Well…challenge accepted. Say hello to “marinade”, specifically store-bought marinade. I’ve tried many marinades to find the best one that will make that super cheap frozen Safeway salmon taste…