Dango with Sweet Soy Sauce (Mitarashi Dango)

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I introduced red bean paste dango the other day, and you know, I was too tired to cook red beans, so today I want to introduce another version of dango sweets.

Red bean paste dango has rich and thick texture from red bean, but this one is sweet and savory flavor of soy sauce (Again, soy sauce appeared on my recipe! :P)

The dango is called mitarashi-dango, and even though the sauce is rich and thick, this is more like lighter on your stomach.

And most importantly, making the sauce is EASY!!

Just combine all ingredients and 1 min later, you have perfect sauce right away!

If you like sweet but a little bit salty flavor, give it try!

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Zesty Pico De Gallo

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When I cook some mexican food, I always have pico de gallo on side.

I’m not so big fan of raw, fresh but a little sour tomato, but to make my mexican food perfect, this is the one I can’t miss.

There are so many kinds of salsa sauce like pico de gallo, soupy version of tomato salsa, spicy version of tomato salsa, and green one, salsa verde!

(Well, I know they all must have specific name but I only know few…what a shame!)

Anyways, Mexican food and I don’t have such long history. There were no opportunity for me to taste it because of lack of mexican food ingredients in my country. When I tried for the first time, It was good but it made my stomach too full(not mention the amount I consume), it had been ended up I seldom chose mexican food as my meal.

But. Things has been changed. I found several good mexican restaurant in my neighbor, and I fell in love for its awesome taste, cheesy and refreshing corn tortilla or flour tortilla, and a little splash of lime juiced salsa combination always remind me why I fell in love with the food.

So today, I’d like to share with you all how I make my favorite pico de gallo. The harmony of chunky fresh sweet and sour tomato with zesty lime juice and herbal aroma of cilantro let you fall in love with Mexican food today.


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Zesty Soybean and Dill Salad

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Do you buy dried bean or canned bean?

Well, Tanooki usually buy canned beans, but sometimes the other version of me whispers,

“Hey, are you kidding? Buying dried beans can save several % of cost. You can just boil them and you have more beans on your hand!! More beans, pay less. Now, return the canned bean on the shelf and go to the dried bean aisle!”

After huge debate on my mind, I have dried soy bean on my hand.

3 lbs.

So so so big bag of soybean while I never cooked soybean as bean shape.

Now, I need to find some recipe to cook this guy and tried making salad.

Using dill was also my first time and ended up making awesome salad.

A little crunchy soybean with zesty dressing with a hint of dill was great side dish for any cuisine, so you should try one too!   

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Mushroom Pasta

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Autumn to me always consists of cooking with mushroom.

Even though we can purchase it at store year round, my mom tends to cook food by using a variety of mushroom in autumn, so I just follow and it is always good in that seson.


The pasta dish I’m sharing with you is one of my favorite pasta dish especially when I feel like eating japanese fusion pasta dish.


The salted kombu sauce flavored thick sauce coats a variety of mushrooms I chose to use, and it is definitely tasty.


So what you need to do now? Just keep reading my today’s posting!


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Sesame Soba Salad

I’ve introduced soba salad with ginger miso dressing, so this time I’d like to share you all for another soba salad recipe by using ponzu sauce based seasoning.

Zesty ponzu sauce with just a hint of sesame oil, ginger and garlic combination give rich aroma and flavorful taste.

If you are craving soba salad for hot summer day, this is the one you should try!


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