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shiratama dango

Shiratama Dango

Save Print Shiratama Dango   Shiratama Dango is a type of mochi made with sweet rice flour. Find shiratama-ko (shiratama flour or sweet rice frour) at your nearby Asian grocery store. We put some red bean paste and kinako (roasted soy bean flour) on top, but you can put some maple syrup, matcha and a […]

yuzu plant has dangerous thorns

Yuzu plant has dangerous thorns…

The yuzu plant has big, dangerous thorns. You would not want to step on these spiky twigs—the big thorns would easily pierce through your sneakers’ soles! Even experienced yuzu farmers get scratches on their faces when they harvest the fruits. In contrast to its dangerous thorns, the yuzu citrus is nice and fruity. Let’s sip […]

Umeboshi Sencha

Umeboshi Sencha

Umeboshi, or sour salted plums, are a staple in Japanese cuisine. The salty plum tastes great with plain rice, especially in an onigiri (rice ball)! Japanese regularly make umeboshi tea by simply putting a umeboshi into green tea. Any green tea is fine, but sencha works best because of its simple taste. Just put the […]

matcha souffle cheese cake

Matcha Soufflé Cheese Cake

Save Print Matcha Soufflé Cheese Cake   Matcha Soufflé Cheese Cake is light and fluffy! It melts in your mouth…so delicious! This recipe is for 6″ cake pan. Ingredients 1 package (226g=8oz) cream cheese 20g (3/4 oz) unsalted butter 50cc milk 3 egg yolks 35g (1¼ oz) flour 1 tablespoon matcha powder 55g (2 oz) […]

matcha ice cream

Matcha Ice Cream (no churn)

Save Print Matcha Ice Cream (no churn)   This matcha ice cream is easy to make with just seven ingredients, and you don’t need to have an ice cream maker. Enjoy this flavorful matcha ice cream throughout the summer! Ingredients 80g (3 oz) sugar 2 tablespoons matcha powder 1½ tablespoon corn starch 400cc (4/5 cup) […]

matcha swiss roll

Matcha Swiss Rolls

  Save Print   These Swiss rolls are fluffy and sweet and are filled with rich cream. One is a plain sponge cake with matcha cream and the other is a matcha sponge cake with plain cream. Both taste amazing! In order to perfect this dessert, it is crucial to stick to the recipe–we have […]

Parchment Paper Pan

A Pan with Parchment Paper

Save Print A Pan with Parchment Paper   It is dissapointing when you want to try a new recipe and you don’t have the right size pan. But you can make a pan with a sheet of parchment paper! We find Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper with Smart Grid handy. This shallow parchment paper pan is […]

tapioca flour mochi

Matcha Mochi with Tapioca Flour

Save Print   This mochi is made from tapioca flour (starch). It is jelly-like and a little bit chewy. The slightly sweet mochi is generously sprinkled with bittersweet matcha. If you would like to add some more sweetness, pour a little bit of maple syrup over the mochi. Ingredients 80g (3 oz) tapioca flour (starch) […]

how to store matcha

How to Store Matcha

We recently received a question from one of our customers on how to store matcha. Unopened matcha should be stored in a cool place with no direct sunlight, and for opened matcha, it is best to use an airtight container. If you live in a place with a hot or humid atmosphere, store the matcha […]

matcha cheese cake

Matcha Cheese Cake

Save Print Matcha Cheese Cake   A cafe in Kyoto started serving matcha cheese cake in a masu (wooden sake cup) and it became a huge hit. We tried to recreate it and it tastes good. Plus, it’s not too hard to make. You can use your own cups! Ingredients 3-4 slices thin sliced bread […]