Lazy


January 13, 2014

Izakaya Hideko: Taberu Rayu Tofu Salad

by Kayoko

My parents hosted a shinnenkai (New Year’s party) last night and it was a fantastic feast! As usual, Hideko and Kuni battled it out in the kitchen for cooking space, laughing and making fun of each other along the way.

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October 28, 2013

Kitchen Follies: Shio-Koji Roasted Chicken

by Kayoko

In life, I’m all about making mistakes. The important thing is to just try everything! I was always the person to ask all the stupid questions in class; I’ve never had much of a fear of failure or looking dumb in public.

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September 4, 2013

Japanify: Spicy Indian Summer Stir-Fry

by yoko

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I’ve been really lazy about cooking these past few weeks. I don’t know if it’s because we are (finally) experiencing summer here in Oakland, or if I’m feeling unmotivated in the kitchen.

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August 26, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen: Final Days of Janky Eating

by Kayoko

I’m in a flurry of packing at the moment. Actually, Yoko and MOTO had to come over and help me pack since I just can’t seem to get it together.

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April 25, 2013

Japanify: Daikon-Tuna Stir Fry

by yoko

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Sometimes the most humble ingredients can yield some seriously satisfying results. Some days I procrastinate until the last stop on my train to plan out what I’m going to make for dinner.

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April 4, 2013

Japanify: Mizuna Crunch Salad

by yoko

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Spring is here and my local market is starting show signs of different colors of the rainbow after a winter abundance of orange and brown fruits and vegetables.

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March 28, 2013

Japanify: Mentaiko Rice Redux

by yoko

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Forgive me, I am going to cheat a little here… like that “100 Episodes of Seinfeld” episode. I think Umami Mart has been around long enough for something like that.

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February 19, 2013

MOTOism: Ghetto Gourmet: Ramen della Carbonara

by Moto

Ramen culture has finally reached America. In New York, when it rains, it rains cats and dogs. There are so many new places opening up and I already lost count.

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December 11, 2012

Lazyass Cookin’: Mapo Tofu

by Kayoko

Life is busy these days. With the shop in full holiday swing, it’s hard to find time to cook. But Yoko and I are good about taking turns bringing bentos — it’s nice to take the time to plan out what to make next.

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October 25, 2012

Japanify: Negitoro Don

by yoko



I am posting a recipe for negitoro donburi for the pure fact that this is the most delicious thing to make in under 5 minutes if you have cooked rice on hand.

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