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Sugar-Free Sushi Rice And How Mom Learned To Make It

Mom's sushi rice has gone through an evolution since I was a kid. One of her first jobs in Hawaii was as a waitress...

No MSG Takuan

Ah, takuan - those teeny, tiny, delightfully crunchy pieces of bright yellow radish that we can never get enough of in a Japanese bento....

Chicken Katsu Don

When I lived in Japan, I ate a lot of donburi - Japanese rice bowls topped with meat and vegetables. But when you think...

Somen Noodles

It's summer in Hawaii (yes, we have a summer) and it's getting hot and humid these days! The trade winds have skipped town and...

Sugar-Free Namasu

My family (and extended family) love to eat namasu. It's a pretty healthy side dish that's both pleasing to the eye and matches well...

Tempura Batter-Fried Fish

We had a whole bag of frozen Pacific cod in the freezer so Mom brought out the tempura flour and she went all out...

Chicken Katsu

Chicken katsu is originally a dish from Japan, but it's also commonly found in local restaurants in Hawaii. The usual chicken katsu recipe you...

Pickled Cucumbers And Sweet Onions

It's been raining a lot here in Hawaii, which means the farm has been exploding with cucumbers. With the excess of cucumbers arriving at...

Nishime

Among Japanese families in Hawaii, you'll often find nishime being served at a New Year's family party. It's a once-a-year holiday treat for me!...

Tag: Japanese Cuisine

How I Grow Big Daikon In My IBC Aquaponic Systems

Mom has been growing daikon (white radish) for many, many years right in our yard. We doubted daikon would grow well in my aquaponic systems (both Japanese and Korean), but decided to try it out anyway. Turns out, they...

Upgrading My Solids Filter To A Radial Flow Settler (Chop-And-Flip IBC Aquaponics)

I've had my two IBC chop-and-flip aquaponics systems for about half a year now and over time I've realized that I hate cleaning the solids filter I had originally installed. My solids filters were buckets filled with shade cloth,...

Salt And Pepper Shrimp

I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but I love deep-fried shrimp that leaves the shell so crunchy that you can eat it. My Mom's salt and pepper shrimp recipe is one of my personal favorites and I definitely wanted...

Walking The Pathways At The Ko Olina Lagoons (End Polio Now Awareness Walk)

My friend Sarah volunteers with the Kapolei Rotary and since she knew I needed a break from being cooped up in the house, she invited me to join their End Polio Now walk along the four Ko Olina lagoons....

Outdoor Brunch At Kalapawai Cafe & Deli In Kapolei

What's neat about Kalapawai Market's Cafe & Deli in Kapolei is that it's made to look a bit old school. The original Kalapawai Market first appeared in 1932 in Kailua and played a part in the culture of their...