How to Tackle with Sodium Intake in the Healthy Japanese Meal

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Here is how we can tackle with sodium intake in the healthy Japanese meal. Learn to cook Japanese meals in our kitchen, so that we know how much salt (in the form of shoyu and miso as well) is used in the preparations. Japanese restaurants in America (maybe this is a ubiquitous problem in any restaurants) usually flavor the dishes with more shoyu, miso and sugar, because the diners, including us, are expecting punching flavor from the first bite of the dish. One note to...

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Hello from Japan! at Children’s Museum of Manhattan Must Go! Even Without Kids

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Do you have small kids? Borrow your friend’s kids. Or, it does not matter. You should definitely go and experience today’s unique Japan. The Children of Museum of Manhattan has launched a very unique and fantastic Exhibition yesterday called Hello from Japan! http://www.cmom.org/explore/exhibits/hello_japan While enjoying fun experiences, you learn such a thing like: how many disposable chopsticks are disposed yearly. The number is a staggering 25,000,000. The...

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Let’s Cook More Japanese Dishes at Home

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

We always talk eat healthy. But, it takes courage and determination to take an action and practice it. If you decided to eat healthy in 2015, I recommend that you introduce at least one or two weekly/monthly Japanese dishes or meals in your diet. You can find recipes from this blog site throughout the year (are you going to try my latest vegetable udon dish?) or from my books, The Japanese Kitchen, The Sushi Experience and Hiroko’s American Kitchen. Traditional...

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More Vegetables in Our Diet: Udon with Vegetable Broth, Sesame, Tofu & Bock Choy

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

I am omnivore. I eat everything balanced. But, from time to time I indulge myself making a meal with 100 percent vegetable. I bet you, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or omnivore, will fallen love with the below recipe. Here I offer you a delicious new vegetarian udon dish. You can prepare it easily (even though the udon dish sounds exotic to you) in your kitchen. To this dish I add the special flavor of sesame to the broth through the use of tahini. This addition to the...

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Culinary Tour to Japan/ Sakura and Japanese

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Join me the Culinary Tour to Japan, March 21st through 31st at the time of the height of beautiful sakura, cherry blossom, season. We can still accommodate few people in this very exciting, special tour. Please take a look at the itinerary information and get back to me as soon as possible. http://69.16.207.172/~hirokoskitchen2/2015/01/think-cherry-blossoms-special-experience-japan/ Toward the end of March through the beginning of April Japan (the whole country) is covered...

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