Buttery Pasta with Wasabi Avocado Topping

Have you tried my avocado pasta recipe?

I hope you liked it, and if you are looking for another version of it, here you go!

The last one was zesty lime and mellow cheese flavor of avocado was mixed with pasta, but this time, the dish is the mixture of Western Asian flavor. May I call it “pasta the world”? 😛

The buttery flavored pasta with vivid wasabi and a hint of savory sesame oil avocado topping create wonderful mixture of Western and Asian flavor. Once you bring the first bite, mellow buttery pasta and creamy avocado will spread the love of eating!

 

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Yum Yum Yam Tororo Soba

Have you tried the previous recipe of grated nagaimo rice? If so I hope you liked it and looking for another way to try it!

So I’m introducing nagaimo with soba noodle. This is also popular when eating nagaimo as Tororo soba. If you want to try very Japanese food in both traditional, authentic, or anything you name “experiencing Japan without going to actual place,” try pouring tororo on soba noodle and slurp your noodle with loud sound.

We all know it’s against manner here in the states or other countries in western culture, but with loud sound of slurping, it is considered good manner in Japanese culture. (Although recent young people started not to make loud sound when they eat noodle because western culture of manner is shared widely today. But if you know the traditional Japanese manner, you’ll be welcomed by people from all age!)

Don’t worry, you are not at restaurant since my blog is telling you the method of home cooking;)

Want to share new and a little weird Japanese culture? Just cook tororo soba and slurp it with loudest sound you can make! 🙂

 

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Grated Nagaimo Rice (Tororo Gohan)

Since summer is around the corner, our body should be ready for burning day. In my home country, nagaimo is one of the best food to fight heat.

 

In my home country’s summer, the amount of food people eat decrease because the humidity and the temperature rob our power. But nagaimo has power to digest food efficiently, it is considered as the best helper to survive scorching summer.

 

When you grate nagaimo, it become very slimy. In Japanese, we use toro or toro-toro or similar word to describe slimy texture stuff, so most of food with grated nagaimo is called tororo. When you buy nagaimo from the store, it may be gigantic. In fact, mine was over a yard size and it was the smallest one. I asked people who work at the store, but it was the tiniest one they could find, so I took home the one named tiniest-in-giant-world.

I used to love playing with slime when I was a kid, but looks like I love slimy food as well. So anyway, try this and stay healthy. Don’t lose summer!

 
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Burdock Salad

I used to go to Souplantation when I was in LA, but not here since I can’t find it I my neighbor now.

 

Just for your information to those who never been to there, Souplantation is all you can eat salad bar with not only just veggies but also their original mix of salad with pasta, beans, grains. You can also find their made from scratch soup, pizza, and they even have soft serve ice cream with syrups. Mmm, as my mind goes back the nice old days, I really want to go to Souplantation again!

 

So to recover from a little homesick, I’ll introduce unique salad, burdock salad!

 

Burdock has earthy flavor and good sources of fiber, so it’s good to have it when you feel stuck on your stomach and want to get away from that without medicine.

 

Creamy mayo and a pinch of citrus flavored ponzu and wasabi, your burdock salad becomes your must try salad!

 
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