Featured Recipes

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Mountain Plums is a site developed for people who want to experience International culture through cuisine. As a resident of Japan, many of the recipes in the site are Japanese or use Japanese ingredients.  I believe that creating a perfect dish involves blending elements so that all ingredients act in harmony to create a unique flavor, a unique beauty, and a unique aroma that brings people joy and contentment.

Latest Recipes

Salmon sushi rice with salmon, veggies and seaweed strips in a wood rice bowl on a red cloth

Salmon Sushi Rice

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Salmon Sushi Rice is a delightful and comforting dish that combines the flavors of sushi rice and sashimi-grade salmon. This delectable Japanese culinary creation is…
Savory succulent Homemade Bacon is served over Hominy Grits and topped with some fresh coriander

Homemade Bacon

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Celebrate the irresistible allure of bacon with this simple homemade bacon recipe! Bacon has a rich history that dates back centuries, captivating taste buds with…
Chunky Split Pea Soup in a black ceramic bowl served on a wooden board. A chunky spoonful of delicious and savory soup is being lifted out of the bowl.

Chunky Split Pea Soup

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Today, I have a special treat for you – a classic dish that has stood the test of time: Chunky Split Pea Soup. This humble…
Ramen Eggs, or ajitsuke tomago, are cut in half and floating on top of a bowl of ramen

Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tomago)

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Ramen eggs, also known as Ajitsuke Tamago, are a beloved and essential component of traditional ramen dishes. These flavor-packed eggs have a rich history and…
Four Harumaki Soring Rolls topped with a sprig of coriander. There is some mustard and soy sauce in a condiment dish.

Harumaki Spring Rolls

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Harumaki Spring Rolls: A Delightful Fusion of Flavors and Crispy Goodness Harumaki (春巻き), also known as Japanese spring rolls, are a popular dish that combines…
Poached Kinkan with a single Kinkan on a plate is picked up with chopsticks while a bowl of Kinkan sits in the background

Poached Kinkan

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Poached kinkan, also known as kumquats, is a delightful and versatile fruit that has a long history in Japan. These small citrus fruits are primarily…

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International Recipes

Savory succulent Homemade Bacon is served over Hominy Grits and topped with some fresh coriander

Homemade Bacon

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Celebrate the irresistible allure of bacon with this simple homemade bacon recipe! Bacon has a rich history that dates back centuries, captivating taste buds with…
Chunky Split Pea Soup in a black ceramic bowl served on a wooden board. A chunky spoonful of delicious and savory soup is being lifted out of the bowl.

Chunky Split Pea Soup

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Today, I have a special treat for you – a classic dish that has stood the test of time: Chunky Split Pea Soup. This humble…
Heavenly Strawberry Mousse in a glass is airy and light. It’s topped with a fresh strawberry cut in two.

Heavenly Strawberry Mousse

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Strawberries, known as ‘Ichigo’ in Japan, hold a special place in the hearts of the Japanese people. With their vibrant red color, juicy sweetness, and…

Japanese Recipes

Salmon sushi rice with salmon, veggies and seaweed strips in a wood rice bowl on a red cloth

Salmon Sushi Rice

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Salmon Sushi Rice is a delightful and comforting dish that combines the flavors of sushi rice and sashimi-grade salmon. This delectable Japanese culinary creation is…
Ramen Eggs, or ajitsuke tomago, are cut in half and floating on top of a bowl of ramen

Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tomago)

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Ramen eggs, also known as Ajitsuke Tamago, are a beloved and essential component of traditional ramen dishes. These flavor-packed eggs have a rich history and…
Four Harumaki Soring Rolls topped with a sprig of coriander. There is some mustard and soy sauce in a condiment dish.

Harumaki Spring Rolls

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Harumaki Spring Rolls: A Delightful Fusion of Flavors and Crispy Goodness Harumaki (春巻き), also known as Japanese spring rolls, are a popular dish that combines…

Appetizers

Four Harumaki Soring Rolls topped with a sprig of coriander. There is some mustard and soy sauce in a condiment dish.

Harumaki Spring Rolls

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Harumaki Spring Rolls: A Delightful Fusion of Flavors and Crispy Goodness Harumaki (春巻き), also known as Japanese spring rolls, are a popular dish that combines…
A mini scotch egg sliced in two. The sausage is in a layer surrounding the egg. Both halves are egg side up on a plate.

Mini Scotch Eggs

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Mini Scotch Eggs  present a unique twist on the classic Scotch eggs, featuring quail eggs and mild Italian sausage. These mini Scotch eggs are not…

Drinks

Azuki latte in a glass cup next to the window

Dreamy Creamy Azuki Latte

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Dreamy Creamy Azuki lattes are super easy to make.  This sweet drink blends espresso, sweet azuki beans and vanilla and then is topped with steamed…
A beautiful pink smoothie in a tall metal cup with a strawberry on the rim. The cup lid is next to the drink and flowers are in the background.

Heavenly Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

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On Sunday afternoon my daughters tutor comes over and helps my daughter study her Japanese Kanji.  It’s a long lesson, and so each week I…

Entree

Salmon sushi rice with salmon, veggies and seaweed strips in a wood rice bowl on a red cloth

Salmon Sushi Rice

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Salmon Sushi Rice is a delightful and comforting dish that combines the flavors of sushi rice and sashimi-grade salmon. This delectable Japanese culinary creation is…
Savory succulent Homemade Bacon is served over Hominy Grits and topped with some fresh coriander

Homemade Bacon

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Celebrate the irresistible allure of bacon with this simple homemade bacon recipe! Bacon has a rich history that dates back centuries, captivating taste buds with…
A Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich on a cutting board cut in half lengthways. There are 3 half sandwiches on a tray in the background

Japanese Egg Salad Sandwiches

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As a lover of Japanese cuisine, I take immense pleasure in sharing my recipe for Japanese egg salad sandwiches. These delectable sandwiches are a fusion…

Soups & Sides

Chunky Split Pea Soup in a black ceramic bowl served on a wooden board. A chunky spoonful of delicious and savory soup is being lifted out of the bowl.

Chunky Split Pea Soup

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Today, I have a special treat for you – a classic dish that has stood the test of time: Chunky Split Pea Soup. This humble…
Ramen Eggs, or ajitsuke tomago, are cut in half and floating on top of a bowl of ramen

Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tomago)

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Ramen eggs, also known as Ajitsuke Tamago, are a beloved and essential component of traditional ramen dishes. These flavor-packed eggs have a rich history and…
Poached Kinkan with a single Kinkan on a plate is picked up with chopsticks while a bowl of Kinkan sits in the background

Poached Kinkan

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Poached kinkan, also known as kumquats, is a delightful and versatile fruit that has a long history in Japan. These small citrus fruits are primarily…

Latest Blogs

Carp Streamers on Children’s Day

Children’s Day in Japan

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Kodomo No Hi – Children’s Day in a Nutshell Fish-shaped streamers (windsocks) flowing in the wind, kids playing with origami samurai hats, purple irises growing…
Eating Japanese food in Kanto- a group shares multiple plates of food

Flavors of Kanto

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From the top-notch Michelin-starred restaurants of Tokyo, over festival-exclusive sushi and sweets, to locally sourced specialties of weird fish, the Kanto area and its prefectures…