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Shoyu vs soy sauce: what to use for cooking

Shoyu vs soy sauce Let’s get one thing straight. ‘Shoyu’ is the Japanese word for soy sauce. There are many different types of soy sauce, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Korean. They are not all one and the same. But as you may know for Japanese soy sauces, ‘shoyu’ is really just a broad

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How to Cook Agedashi Tofu (with video tutorial)

Today I wanted to share another version of how to cook agedashi tofu (揚げ出し豆腐). This is one of my favorite appetizers to order in Japanese restaurants. I love the crispy exterior that contrasts with a super soft tofu interior. These literally melt in your mouth. The savory sauce is the perfect bath for these tofu

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Mexico Trip December 2016: Part 2 Puebla

Puebla City, Mexico Today it’s a bit overcast and dreary in Southern California. Feels a bit like winter and we are supposed to get more rain this coming week. Boo. The cold weather makes me miss the nice warm weather we had on our trip to Mexico. Anyways, here is the summary of our day trip to

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Salted Texas Chocolate Cupcakes with Pistachios

These chocolate cupcakes are the perfect way to enhance an ordinary chocolate cupcake, using pistachios and flaked salt. The pistachio nuts add their own nutty flavor, while salt helps to add contrast. If you haven’t tried to up your chocolate cake or cupcake game, these cupcakes are a great way to get started! Salted Texas

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Throwback Thursday #3 – Recipes that Didn’t Make the Cut 2016

As much as I’d like to, I don’t end up posting all of the recipes and dishes I make. Sometimes they aren’t that special or the flavor/texture was off. These recipes below are the ones that disappointed me the most last year. I was really looking forward to these, but they just didn’t meet my standards.

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Mexico Trip December 2016: Part 1 Mexico City

Mexico City Yo yo yo! Happy Sunday and hope you had a good weekend. Today I’ll be sharing the first part of my December Mexico trip. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that we were in Mexico for the last part of 2016. This was a last minute unplanned trip and

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Cranberry Beans with Pinot Noir and Kale Pesto

  Last year I went on a shopping spree for heirloom beans! They seemed to be all the rage, popping up in magazines and online. I couldn’t resist buying them. I bought at least 6 different varieties of heirloom beans (by Rancho Gordo) and never did anything with them. So much for trying them right?

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Vegan Masoor Dal with Curry Leaves and Coconut Milk

  Dal is one of my favorite Indian foods There are so many different variations, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of eating it. This dal is made with coconut milk and reminds me of the food I ate when I visited Kerala many years ago. Kerala is located in the South part of

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I’m Pat Tokuyama – Japanese tofu cookbook author. I help home cooks learn to cook plant based Japanese food.
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