I grew up with Super Mario. I'm confident to say that I spent more time with Mario than my actual friends when I was in the elementary school back in Japan. You might find that depressing, but I have a universe level of imagination, … [Read]
Final Fantasy and I go way back. Compared to other countries, girls in Japan don't really play Final Fantasy games. In fact, girls, in general, don't really play video games in Japan. I was always pretty girlie but was also curious about … [Read]
My first Star Wars-themed food was Chewbacca, and now I return with a new recipe featuring good old Jabba the Hutt!
Why Jabba? Well why not?! I’ve always had a thing for chubby creatures, regardless of what they look like. Jabba is a large … [Read]
I've been seeing this super cute Rilakkuma Dango stuff all over the internet, so I decided to follow the virtual trend this Holiday time :) I was also in strong need of distracting myself after all my Christmas plans got canceled this … [Read]
The last recipe of "Yukitchen Halloween Spectacular" series is inspired by Soot Sprites from Spirited Away! We Japanese call Soot Sprites "Makkuro Kurosuke" (some call them Susuwatari but it's not as familiar), so I was going to call this … [Read]
Yukitchen's Halloween Spectacular part 2!! Same as the last time, we are still doing "Spirited Away" from Studio Ghibli. Since the food is supposed to be scary, I picked Yubaba, because she is really, really scary in the film.It's been a … [Read]
Halloween is just around the corner! I remember when I used to live in the States and this would be the week I started to work on my Halloween costumes. I used to google "Halloween fashion" and got excited about it this time of the year. … [Read]
Whenever my friends are planning a trip to Japan, one thing they always ask me is "Where is the good ramen place??". Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish with Chinese style wheat noodle. I'd say it's one of the best Japanese food of all … [Read]
I'm super excited because I'm finally adding a new recipe in Yukitchen today! I've been sidetracked by other work and could not have time to edit my photos for a very, very long time! I made this recipe, like 6 months ago!
I named this … [Read]
Yukitchen's very first chia seed recipe is finally done! These "superfood" chia seeds and flaxseeds are pretty well-known on the interweb, but not so much in Japan. Chia and flaxseeds both contain all sorts of good stuff like protein, … [Read]
Hello, everyone! I’m so excited about this post because I finally finished photographing my banana bread! I think I’ve baked nearly 50 banana bread this year (I’m not joking), yet I’ve never had the chance to photograph it. Making banana … [Read]
Domo kun is underestimated in Japan. You see him everywhere outside of Japan but not so much in his homeland. One of the many reasons why Japanese should travel more is that they can find out how much our culture is affecting a lot of … [Read]