Pepper Lunch

Recipe Intro The Pepper Lunch franchise started in Ofuna, Kanagawa by Kunio Ichinose in 1994. Started out small, but since then, the franchise has reached global recognition as many can simply recognize the popular dish that is their mainstay, beef pepper rice. Their beef pepper rice consist of a mound of rice surrounded with beef …

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Tonkotsu Ramen – Aroma Oil

Recipe The aroma oil is fat that has been boiling in aromatics and it is added to the soup giving the ramen that glistening finish. Its functions can vary depending on who’s preparing the bowl like accentuating the flavor or adding an aroma that just pulls the ramen together. But, its most important role is …

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Tonkotsu Ramen – Shoyu Tare

Recipe Intro You would think that after 8-12 hours of making this broth for tonkotsu ramen, it would taste amazing. It did not. For the first couple taste test, I didn’t realize that the seasoning was in the tare all along. Tare is the main contributing factor in giving the broth that depth of flavor. …

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Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen

Tonkotsu Ramen – Ramen Series

Introduction to Tonkotsu I was asked what was the best ramen and what is the recipe. To answer this question, I did some research on the best, and that is tonkotsu ramen  What makes tonkotsu ramen different is The Broth. It is a white, thick, and creamy broth made from boiling pork bones. But knowing …

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Hanami Dango

Looking for the sweet version of our Mitarashi Dango? Try making this Hanami Dango recipe! This traditional Japanese rice ball gets the name “Hanami,” which translates to viewing Sakura or Cherry blossoms, because of it’s colorful appearance which resembles flower or spring time.  Hanami Dango is usually colored red, green and white using matcha powder, …

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Kwek Kwek recipe

Kwek Kwek

Jump to recipe Cooking Kwek Kwek always reminds me of those rainy days back in Cebu where me and my classmates would run to the closest food stall after school to get this snack. We were always on our tippy toes, wanting to get a glimpse of this snack, as the stall owner deep fry …

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Mitarashi Dango

Mitarashi Dango

Jump to recipe If you haven’t had the chance to try dango, this Mitarashi Dango recipe is going to save you from missing out! Originating from Japan, this dish can now be easily found almost everywhere thanks to their delicious flavor and the fact that they are easy to make. What is Dango? Dango is …

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Lumpia Shanghai

Lumpia Shanghai

Lumpia Shanghai is a staple Filipino appetizer that you can find in gatherings or parties, and there’s a reason why this dish is so popular! What is Lumpia Shanghai? There are different types of Lumpia – for instance, in Indonesia, we have our own version which is filled with bamboo shoots. Lumpia Shanghai is a …

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Pork adobo

Pork Adobo

Jump to recipe Whenever someone says that they have never tried Filipino food, pork adobo is the first thing that comes to my mind. What is Pork adobo? Adobo is a cooking method in which the protein is braised in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves and peppercorn. The word adobo comes from the Spanish word …

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