Japanese Modern – Matcha Tiramisu with Anko (Sweet Azuki Bean Paste)

Do you have any food that you did not like in your childhood, but became your favourite recently? For me, it is Matcha (Japanese powdered green tea) and Anko (sweet Azuki bean paste). When I was a kid, I felt they were too strong. Matcha was too bitter and Anko was too bean-like. Now, they…

Honey Matcha Latte

When I came to Australia 15 years ago, no one knew what Matcha was. However, this young and free country is really open-minded to different cultures. Now I can enjoy a cup of authentic matcha latte from the tea shop across the road from my work. When I had been ordering a cup of matcha…

Thai-Style Oyster Shooters

There was a very strange Thai restaurant where we used to go very often. It was located in the underground of an office building on the shabby side of the town. The inside was spacious, dark and decorated with red, which could be a fancy bar if they did not have this old stereotypical Asian…

Dangerously Tasty! Mascarpone & Whisky Cream

Let’s talk about something else. No, I refuse to talk about it. I know, but our life still goes on and there are so many good things not to miss in this world. To lift our mood, I would like to introduce my dangerously exciting recipe today. It is Mascarpone Whisky Cream. Yes, I am…

Is Kanten a New Superfood? Layered Red Bean Jelly Terrine (Mizu Yokan)

Have you heard of Kanten (寒天) before? Japanese jelly sweets made out of Kanten are one of my favourite summer desserts. The chilled, light and sweet desserts have been a little oasis for me in the super humid Japanese summer. Kanten is called Agar Agar in English. Kanten is a jelly-like substance made from a…

My Hojicha Latte

It is autumn. It is getting cooler here in Perth, especially in the morning and at night. It is really perfect weather for me – for a tea drinker. I would like to introduce my recent favourite drink today. It is Hojicha Latte. Hojicha is roasted Japanese Green tea. I love Hojicha. It is mild…

My mum’s Recipe : Anko – Japanese Sweet Red Bean Paste

My memory of Japanese sweets is my mum’s homemade Anko (Japanese Sweet Red Bean Paste).  Well…, it is not exactly the anko itself…. It is more like my mum and my sister. They love anko. They sometimes had this sudden craving for anko (and I do not know why, but this happened always at night),…

The Easiest Ever “MY”Brownie – Gluten Free

I think I found my basic brownie measurements! I am writing down the recipe here before I forget. I am a chocolate lover – especially good quality dark chocolate. This brownie is super rich and full of chocolate, but not too sweet, just as I like it. This brownie is also very versatile. You can…