If you love BLTs and Japanese pork buns as much as we do, I think you’ll love this ultimate and very delicious BLT. One part American classic and two parts Asian deliciousness makes one of the best BLTs ever. Super-soft homemade bao buns, slathered with a quick sesame-soy spicy mayo, […]
We love Japanese food. And I was fortunate enough to live in what’s arguably the most concentrated area of exceptional Japanese restaurants and chefs outside of Japan (the East Village, NYC) which is also known as “Little Tokyo”. You’ll find a few favorites like homemade ramen, Tonkatsu, Tamagoyaki, Gyoza, and milk bread, but you’ll also find a few inspired dishes that are uniquely mine. And while they may not technically be Japanese, they’re inspired by this amazing culture and its delicious food.
This rich and creamy tonkotsu ramen broth is incredibly easy to make from scratch. It’s the ultimate umami-packed, lip-smacking ramen broth loaded with complex flavors and slurpy deliciousness. And while it requires ample cooking time, it could not be simpler or more satisfying to make (or eat). Plus, it freezes […]
This Momofuku & Ippudo-style pork bun recipe includes the best, most tender soft homemade bao buns (Gua Bao or Baozi) with slow-braised pork belly. The brined pork is basically a set-it-and-forget-it pork belly with otherworldly deliciousness. As for the bao (the buns), I use a special ingredient combined with the tangzhong […]
This easy braised pork belly recipe is perfect for making Japanese-style pork buns, but you can also use it as a topping for homemade tonkotsu ramen, or as a delicious side to your eggs for brunch. Brined overnight and slow-braised until super tender, you’ll never need another pork belly recipe. […]
This tender Chashu pork belly recipe is so easy to make at home and it’s the perfect topping for your next slurpy bowl of homemade Tonkotsu ramen. Braised in a sweet and savory mix of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and aromatics, this Chashu recipe is for all the pork belly […]
Learn how to make perfectly jammy soft-boiled ramen eggs at home with just 3 ingredients (4 if you want to get fancy). Also, known as Ajitsuke Tamago, Nitamago, or Ajitama, these caramel-colored umami-rich eggs are a favorite addition to homemade ramen or eaten as a snack. When cooked well, ramen […]
Everything you need to make springy, slippery delicious alkaline ramen noodles at home. Plus, these are the perfect noodles for homemade dan dan mian.
You might be wondering what is baked baking soda and what’s it used for? For starters, when you heat baking soda in the oven for a long period of time, it chemically alters it from being bicarbonate of soda into sodium carbonate which is an even stronger alkaline salt. This […]
This is not your run-of-the-mill egg salad sandwich. It has so much more flavor and texture. Toasted sesame seeds add a crunchy flavor twist while creamy egg yolks and a little mayo give this egg sandwich an ultra-smooth finish. We think egg salad is perfect any time, but especially during […]