Welcome to "All About Japanese Food" !!
Hello! My name is Kiyomi. I am in my thirties, live in Tokyo, with my husband and 1year old baby. I graduated from Tsuji Culinary School majoring in Japanese cuisine. After finishing school I worked as an assistant at a home cooking school.
Now I cook for my family and BLOG because...
"Japanese food is not just SUSHI or TEMPURA, there are many home cooking meals that are healthy and tasty! I hope this blog open doors to your interest in Japanese cooking!! I am eager to become your Japanese Food Guide."
What is the characteristic of Japanese food ?
In short, Japanese food is characterized by its light seasoning making the most of the natural and seasonal taste of the ingredients. Kaisekiryouri(会席料理), a formal and delicate Japanese course meal served at expensive restaurants, will fill you with the spirit.
Of course we don't eat that course meal for every day life. It's far more plain and simple. But I believe its spirit still exists in traditional Japanese home dish.
Here in my blog I write a few lines about cultural stories of the dish as well as the recipes to convey something more than just cooking Japanese cuisine. I hope it is interesting even for those who don't cook.
What kind of Japanese food is on your blog ?
All the Japanese food I put here is what I make daily or something that I like to introduce to foreign people, from quick and easy food to a little time consuming delicacy. I am trying to put the most orthodox recipes so that you know the original and can arrange them to your taste.
Why are some posts with no recipes ?
At first I was just introducing Japanese dish with its picture and a brief description but now I am adding recipes to it, thinking that it would be of a more useful blog for visitors. So hopefully recipes will be added to the menus of the old posted ones too. You can ask me directly if you are in a hurry!
When is the post updated ?
I am trying to update my blog at least twice a week :)
Chasing after a baby leaves me little time.
For "Dashi", "Seasonings", "Spices&Herbs", "Tofu", "Dried ingredients", "Kitchen Utensils" pages; they are updated occasionally whenever I have time.
Can I have a cooking lesson ?
Yes. I do a cooking lesson if there is a request and if I could make the schedule. Please understand that I can speak English but not as good as I can write. For more information go to LESSONS page.
Apologies, the class is suspended for now.