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Kathryn Spoor
Let's Explore Okinawa Together
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RECIPE: Apple Pie Honey Toast
Honey Toast is a popular dish served up at cafes around Japan. It is usually made with a whole loaf, or sometimes half, of bread topped with fruit and/or ice cream. Although honey toast is traditionally a large, novelty type, dessert in today's recipe we're...

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RECIPE: Butadon [Pork Bowl]
Butadon is  a Japanese dish that consists of mainly pork served on a bowl of rice. This dish, also referred to as pork bowl, is popular amongst foreigners. In today's post we are going to talk about how to make a very simple butadon  recipe. There are many ...

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HOW TO: Pasta Sauce in a Pouch
I come from a family where pasta has four distinct characteristics. It's quick, easy, cheap and delicious. Those very important characteristics made pasta a staple in my home, both then and now, for when time or money is tight. Luckily life is Japan has not...

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RECIPE: Lettuce Tacos with Chicken
I love tacos! Unfortunately I'm not the teenage I once was and calorie counting along with carb cutting is a part of my life. Fortunately there's this delicious little trick that I learned from a fellow YouTube content creator named Kevin . In a recent vide...

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HOW TO: Goya Gyoza ゴーヤー餃子 [Pre-Made Frozen]
Gyoza is one of the many delicious dishes that you can enjoy during your time in Japan. These dumplings that are filled with meat and vegetables can be found at restaurants around the country although they are most commonly found at ramen restaurants. In to...

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RECIPE: Chocolate Hot Cakes
A few days ago I made some absolutely delicious hot cakes. The recipe was very simple and included only some basic inexpensive ingredients. Since I only made one batch of pancakes that day I thought that for today's breakfast it might be fun to make some mo...

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TIME SAVER: Fried Rice [Lawson Select]
There are times that I find there is a little bit of this  and a little bit of that  sitting in the fridge without something to tie it all together. One way to ensure you utilize everything left in your fridge is to serve it with a side of fried rice. Altho...

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RECIPE: Tamagoyaki 卵焼き [Bento Series]
One of the many delicious additions to a standard bento is tamagoyaki   ( 卵焼き)   or  what some know as rolled omelet. Although the recipe is very simple the technique used to roll the egg into the uniform omelet can be challenging. Even though it might take...

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RECIPE: Hot Cakes ホットケーキ
I think it's pretty safe to say that people from all around the world love pancakes. Known as hot cakes, or ホットケーキ, this light fluffy food that is often enjoyed by Americans for breakfast is usually found on the sweets  menu in Japan. Although you can purch...

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RECIPE: Mushrooms and Rice
Today we're making some absolutely delicious mushrooms that can be enjoyed in a few different ways. The recipe is very simple and will make a great addition to tonight's dinner or tomorrow's bento! What you need:  Assortment of fresh mushrooms Mushroom sauc...
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