Okayu Japanese Rice Porridge In a bow. With plenty of toppings. A spoon is scooping up some of the porridge.

Japanese Rice Porridge (Okayu)

Japanese Rice Porridge, Okayu (お粥) is very similar to other rice porridges that are enjoyed in Asia – Congee in China, Jook in Korea, Zhou…
Miso soup ready to eat in a Japanese bowl with chopsticks

Miso Soup

Miso Soup is probably the most well known dish in Japan.  Everybody has heard of it and most people have tasted it.  It is the…
Savory onion soup in a serving bowl topped with croutons.

Savory Onion Soup

Savory Onion Soup is hearty, delicious, and is a popular soup in Japan.  In Japan, onion consommé is extremely popular and is sold in powdered…
Fragrant Hot and Sour Soup served in a red Chinese Soup bowl on a wood table.

Fragrant Hot and Sour Soup

  Fragrant Hot and Sour Soup, known as Sanrantan (サンランタン) in Japan is a delicious soup that uses vinegar, chili oil, and white pepper to…

Creamy Clam Chowder

Creamy Clam Chowder features fresh clams from Aichi Prefecture in Japan.  Aichi is part of the Tokai (東海) region of Japan, also known as the…
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,


Discover the delightful world of French cuisine in Japan, where French restaurants have gained immense popularity. One dish that stands out is the renowned vichyssoise.…


  In Japan, miso soup is widely popular and is almost universally served with a Japanese meal as an accompaniment to rice.  But of course,…

Winter Melon and Mushroom Soup

Winter melon, also known as Ash Gourd, or togan in Japanese, is a gourd has a green skin and is white inside.  The gourd has…
Hiroshima Oyster Stew in a clay ceramic bowl

Hiroshima Oyster Stew

Hiroshima Oyster Stew is a Japanese and Cajun fusion stew that I prepare using fresh oysters from Hiroshima. This stew is loaded with flavors that…