Category: Food

Pooh Miso Mac and Cheese

Arguably America’s most favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese can be found anywhere in the US from menus in diners to boxes in supermarkets. I’ve had mac and cheese from the boxes a couple times as a kid growing up, but I never really got too into because I wasn’t too big of a fan of the taste of manufactured… Read more →

Rilakkuma Bulgogi Burger

While not the typical bulgogi you would think of, this burger is inspired by the taste behind it through its marinade. I happened to find the recipe for this burger by chance when I was planning a barbecue with some of my friends and wanted to cook something a little less basic as many of my friends already know. After… Read more →

Gudetama Omurice

Meh. So lazy. Sigh. These are phrases by Gudetama, a phenomenon that has taken much of the world by storm. Gudetama is an egg yolk with minimal features and commonly seen positioned very lazily with no energy. His name is a play on the Japanese saying “gude gude” meaning someone with no energy or strength. His lifestyle is one many… Read more →

Kumamon Nutella Toast

The first time I saw Kumamon was at a ramen shop in Delaware and I thought it was a strangely funny looking bear that the shop had created. Later I found out that Kumamon was actually a mascot to promote attraction for the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kumamon earned $120 million in just the first half of 2012, 2 years… Read more →

Anpanman Kimchi Rice Balls

To be honest I never really knew that much about Anpanman as a character, but I knew was that he was a very well known icon in the Asian community. With a little bit of research, I found that Anpanman was from a very popular anime that aired in Japan from 1988. The main character, Anpanman has a bun for… Read more →

Keroppi Avocado Toast

Who doesn’t love avocados right? They’re known to be one of the healthiest fruits around. They’re packed with high amounts of protein, have more potassium than a banana, and have a whole bunch of other health benefits that I could list on here, but I don’t really want to. Knowing this, making a simple breakfast/brunch dish with them is a… Read more →

Monokuro Boo Pork Katsu Onigirazu

Think of a sandwich minus the buns, but with rice instead wrapped inside roasted seaweed and you got yourself onigirazu. Usually its eaten as a snack around brunch hours and its popularly included in bento. This current food fad can be traced back to an old 1980s ongoing food manga called Cooking Papa. Instead of hand rolled onigiri, steamed rice… Read more →

Rilakkuma Inarizushi

Sushi is quite a hit or miss food here in America. The idea of eating raw fish makes some people want to go gag, but I think it’s alright as long as it’s properly prepared. It actually reminds me of an old episode on The Simpsons where Homer wants to eat a pufferfish. The pufferfish is poisonous and potentially fatal, but… Read more →

Rilakkuma Soba

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat and can refer to any thin noodle. Soba noodles can be served either hot (winter) in a soup broth like noodle soup or cold (summer) with a dipping sauce. I’ve never actually tried it in a soup, but I can tell you eating it cold in the summer is super delicious.  In this… Read more →

Totoro Spam Musubi

Spam musubi is a popular snack/food eaten in Hawaii that consists of a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with dried seaweed. It’s relatively inexpensive and you can find most of the ingredients pretty easily; it’s literally three things. For this version of spam musubi, it will be made in the shape of… Read more →