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Matcha Bowls

Matcha bowls, or chawan, are beautifully decorated bowls that are used to make matcha. Four seasons play a big role in Japanese culture and matcha bowls are no exception. In summer, you should choose a chawan that looks cool and in winter, a warm looking one. If the bowl has a flower pattern on it, […]

Matcha mochiko cake is a great fit for gluten intolerant folks

Matcha Mochi Cake

Save Print Matcha Mochiko Cake   Mochiko is sweet rice flour. The cake made with mochiko has a unique mochi-like texture. Great fit for gluten intolerant folks. Find the mochiko and red bean paste at Asian grocers. Ingredients ½ lb mochi flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 Tablespoon matcha 2 eggs 1 cup milk ½ […]

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Shiwasu 師走

In Japanese, each month has an ancient name and December is called “shiwasu=師走.” The first letter 師 means “monk, teacher and master” and the second letter 走 means “to run.” In ancient Japan, the monks and teachers were highly ranked and admired by regular people. Usually, they would be wise, calm and serene. But toward […]

International Tea Day

International Tea Day!

December 15th is International Tea Day! Did you know that 3,000,000,000 tons of tea is produced worldwide each year? And 1,520,000 pounds of tea is consumed in the U.S. every day. (source: Statistic Brain). Let’s have a cup to celebrate the special day!

matcha mousse

Matcha Mousse

Save Print Matcha Mousse   Ingredients 1 packet (7g) gelatin 1½ Tablespoons water 1Tablespoon matcha 2 Tablespoons boiling water ½ cup milk 3 Tablespoons sugar ⅔ cup heavy cream 1 egg white ½ Tablespoon sugar Instructions ) Dissolve the gelatin powder in 1½ Tbsp of water and set it aside. ) Dissolve matcha in 2 […]

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Matcha Cream Puffs

Making cream puffs is time consuming, but not too difficult if you stick to the recipe. Baking is almost like a science experiment, so try not to change the amount of ingredients and just religiously follow the instructions. You will be rewarded with nice puffs filled with matcha custard cream! Save Print Matcha Cream Puffs […]