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  • Instant Pot “KFC” Fried Chicken Japanese Rice Cooker Recipe Hack

    October 10, 2020Van

    If you’re a foodie, you might already know about this Japanese “KFC” Fried Chicken Rice Cooker Hack that went viral last December (Rice Cooker Recipe Here). You simply cook rice with broth and your left over fried chicken in your rice cooker – it was super popular in Japan (where KFC still makes good fried chicken),…

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  • Instant Pot Strawberry Mochi Recipe

    September 4, 2020Van

    Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made with sweet rice flour – it’s soft, squishy & chewy – the texture is like soft gummy bear & marshmallow mixed together – if you want to learn more about the laborious traditional way of making mochi, watch this cool video.  If you’re a mochi lover, this Strawberry…

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  • Instant Pot Matcha Mochi Recipe

    September 1, 2020Van

    Mochi is one of my family’s favorite treats, anytime we’re at our favorite Japanese market, Mitsuwa Market – my kids always ask for a sweet rice cakes or mochi ice cream – it’s soft, chewy and slightly sweet. If you want to learn more about the laborious traditntal way of making mochi, watch this cool…

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  • Dark Chocolate Mochi Brownies Recipe

    June 27, 2020Van

    If Hawaiian Butter Mochi + Chocolate Cake got married and had babies – it would be these delicious Dark Chocolate Mochi Brownies. These are like eating bouncy brownie clouds that have a slightly chewy texture from the Sweet Rice Flour. Using a little bit of expresso powder and high quality cocoa powder gives these a…

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  • Instant Pot Yakult Probiotic Drink Recipe (Yogurt Drink)

    May 30, 2020Van

    This is a copycat recipe for the popular probiotic drink Yakult. It’s a delicious yogurt drink that has a refreshing citrus flavor and contains the exclusive strain Lactobacillus casei Shirota which is beneficial for your digestive system (learn more about the company here). Make your own for a few dollars using the Instant Pot with…

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  • Matcha No-Bake IceBox Cake Recipe

    May 6, 2020Van

    The perfect cake for anyone who loves matcha green tea – it’s also one of easiest desserts you can make, no-baking required.  The frosting is matcha whipped cream, the cookies soften up and become the “cake” layers – so simple, but delicious!  My kid’s have always loved the classic icebox cake made with regular Oreos,…

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  • Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe

    March 26, 2020Van

    Easy air fried Teriyaki Chicken Wings, these delicious wings are light and crispy tossed in a thick, sweet teriyaki sauce. I use an Instant Omni Plus Oven (check current price here), but this recipe should work well in any Air Fryer Oven.

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  • Chicken Karaage Recipe (Japanese Fried Chicken)

    October 6, 2019Van

    You hear a lot about Korean Fried Chicken nowadays…but my favorite fried treat from overseas is Kaarage – Japanese Fried Chicken. It’s SO good in fact that I’ve enjoyed it in numerous forms— and it always satisfies. I’ve had it all over Tokyo, and every SoCal Japanese restaurant and even love the refrigerated version from…

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  • Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    December 24, 2018Van

    Matcha is one of my favorite flavors. In the summer I make ice blended matcha tea in my Vitamix. In the winter I break out my “ceremonial whisk” and prepare the meanest and greenest cup of hot frothy matcha tea you can imagine. This year in the middle of my Christmas Baking Frenzy I had…

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  • Instant Pot Matcha Cheesecake Recipe

    November 22, 2018Van

    Regular readers of my blog already know my love affair with cheesecake. The flavor options are absolutely unlimited. Depending on the season— and my mood—its exhilarating to discover new flavors that play on the sweet and savory motif inherent in this creamy delicacy. Matcha has a strong hold on me. Years ago I came upon…

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