Fish & Chips (Technically)

Haha yes I know. For this dish I take a can of high quality tuna, top it with a bit of Japanese mayonnaise and Piment d'Espelette, then olive oil f...

Salmon Rillettes & Crispy Rice Chips

Over the years, I have tasted many of Justin’s delicious dishes (lucky me!). If you ask me which one is my favorite, I would say crudo. Crudo, whic...

Ozōni 

Here is my take on a dish I grew up eating with my brother and mom back home in San Francisco. Nowadays with a young son I don’t always have time ...

Buta no Kakuni

Here's my version of a traditional Japanese dish that's perfect for colder weather. Pork belly braises under an otoshibuta (drop lid), until meltin...

Mini Skillet Meatloaves

I grew up eating my parents' ideas of what American food was. This included a meatloaf that was loosely based on the Joy of Cooking recipe, but cou...

Tuna Tartare

Growing up half-Japanese you eat a decent bit of tuna, though not as much as people would expect, and usually not as sushi! This recipe is adapted ...

Kale & Seaweed Salad

Here's a Japanese inspired salad that's great served hot or cold. It's an easy way to introduce sea vegetables to your diet; hijiki is lightly salt...

Kinpira Gobo

I grew up eating this dish, and every time I have it I feel a great connection to my Japanese heritage. Of course it doesn't hurt that it's easy to...

Ochazuke Paella

This new dish, blending the flavors of Japanese ochazuke with paella technique, was a delight to create and even more fun to eat. This version is c...

Ohitashi

Here's another dish from my childhood and one of my favorite ways to eat spinach in warm weather. A light blanch, chill, then soak (ohitashi お浸し me...

Spicing Up Pizza

Here's a non-recipe for a change. We often get people in the shop who are here with friends and stand to the side, and when I ask them what they're...

Roasted Beet Hummus

This recipe from reader Vicki Bensinger pairs roasted beets with white beans and our Yagenbori spice. Perfect for a poolside snack or as part of a ...