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Cold potato soup sprinkled with chopped chives is served in a silver bowl on a wooden board. Sliced baguette and a fresh salad are next to the soup,
Vichyssoise
In Japan, French restaurants are quite popular, and vichyssoise is a well known dish.  The summer in Japan are hot and humid, and when people…
Chicken Tofu Burgers
Chicken and Tofu burgers is a dish that a friend of mine from Japan taught me how to make many years ago.  We had gone…
Honey-Sesame Ricecakes in a ceramic bowl on a wood serving tray on oriental paper
Honey-Sesame Topokki (Rice Cakes)
Topokki (Rice Cakes) made from mochi are popular across much of Asia.  Also known as tteok in Korea, these cakes are made from mochi –…
An Oyster Po’ Boy served on French Bread on a Slate plate with potato chips on the side
Oyster Po’ Boy
I had my first Oyster Po’ Boy when I was in at the New Orleans Jazz Festival many years ago.  The idea of fried seafood…
Hashed Beef and Rice
Hashed Beef and Rice, known in Japan as Hayashi Rice (ハヤシライス) is a very popular dish that is prepared at homes around the country.  …
Chicken and Bacon Terrine
Turn your dining room into a French Restaurant when you bring out this elegant gourmet Chicken and Bacon Terrine appetizer as the star of your…
Steamed and shredded chicken mixed with a sauce made with black sesame seed paste. Served in a wooden bowl on a black tray on paper with Chinese patterns.
Banbanji Chicken
Banbanji is an appetizer and salad made with juicy tender chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a sweet and nutty dressing.  Although the dressing is often made…
Southern Fried Shrimp and Oysters
The US Gulf Coast is known for its amazing seafood.  Deep South states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida –  all border the Gulf…
Wagyu Steak- Japanese Style
Once in awhile I crave a perfectly cooked melt-in-your-mouth Japanese steak. Although you may not be able to find Wagyu beef where you are, you…
A large chicken thigh coated with red barbecue spices and sliced evenly. There are leeks on the same plate. Behind it there is a cabbage salad with cherry tomatoes on top.
Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken
In Japan barbecued meats are very popular.  Yakiniku is a style of cooking where meat is grilled over a hot flame.  And Yakitori is chicken…
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