Impossible® Menchi-Katsu with Umami Japanese Curry (plant-based)

This recipe is three years in the making. 2016 was the first year we tried an Impossible® Burger and the first year we traveled to Japan. Both events have manifested into low-key obsessions, with Impossible stealing our hearts as the most convincing meat alternative to date and Japanese culture influencing our everyday lives. These obsessions…

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Smoky Caramel Mushroom Tempura Bao (vegan)

This is one of those recipes that’s more focused on flavor profiles, textural synergy, and all-out creativity than specific techniques or must-know science. Part of that is because we already have posts dedicated to bao and tempura, each with their own blurbs of geeky knowledge. “Well I didn’t read those!” you say? You don’t want…

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Crispy Beer-Battered Panko Shrimp with Sweet Aromatic Soy Sauce & Sesame Toasted Cashews (vegan)

This dish started out as a quest to recreate Tasty’s “Double Crunch Shrimp,” in which shrimp is coated in a tempura-like batter, tossed with panko breadcrumbs, deep fried, and mixed with an Asian-inspired, sweet and salty sauce. Immediately after watching I thought “this could ttttoootttaalllyyyy be made vegan.” Per usual, I WAS RIGHT. Calm down…

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Japanese Cuisine Knowledge Bombs + Fast & Hot Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry (vegan)

While visiting Japan, Kim and I not only learned what classifies authentic Japanese food, we also learned what Japanese food isn’t. At this point, most people know that you’re not going to go to China and eat “the best orange chicken you’ve ever had,” because it’s clear that chow mien, pork fried rice, and all…

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Asian-Inspired Black Pepper Chicken Rice Bowl with Soy Sauce Tossed Veggies (vegan & gf)

Last week, we posted a recipe for an easy, go-to breakfast. Today, we’re covering a recipe for a minimalistic lunch or dinner. Sense a theme coming about? Well, don’t worry kitchen-heads, we’ve got more complex stuff in the works, but look, sometimes people just wanna eat without hours of labor involved, and sometimes we fall…

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Four-Ingredient Vegan Black Sesame Soft Serve

Hey look, pretty ice cream!Alright, can we talk about our upcoming eBook now? I mean, it comes out in FIVE DAYS and popular marketing strategies insist we should hype it up for at least one month before it comes out. Considering we announced it last week, you wanna see the cover and title? Doesn’t matter,…

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Loaded Crispy Sweet Potato Chips with Tempura Fried Seaweed, Sautéed Beef Crumbles, Sweet Eel Sauce, and Spicy Mayo (vegan)

We’re gonna save the fancy descriptions and science-y talk on this one, because this dish speaks for itself. If you’re a sushi fan, you’ll love the flavors goin on here. Every element of savory, sweet, sea, earthy, and spicy conjoin to form a sensation that hits every node on your tastebuds. When that first bite…

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10-Ingredient Sweet & Peppery Oriental Noodles (vegan)

Happy New Year! We hope you guys woke up in a questionable place, next to someone you don’t know, or just with your friends or family. Whichever one suits your lifestyle really. Regardless of who or where you woke up with, we’re looking forward to stepping up our culinary game even more in 2019; ever…

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Shiitake-Miso Broth Soy Milk Ramen (vegan)

In my eyes, ramen is a complicated food. Specifically shaped noodles that are perfectly cooked, broth with such depth it’s almost impossible to tell what it’s made out of, and the right amount of the right kind of toppings that overwhelm neither the noodles or the broth, yet bring new flavors and textures into the…

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Honey Glazed Tempura Oyster Mushrooms (vegan)

Tempura. You love it. You may get your sushi rolls coated in it. And you’ve probably never made it yourself. Obviously, this is a food best left to the professionals, right?  Maybe, if you don’t like having fun at home or don’t like being able to coat whatever you want in tempura batter and frying…

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Sautéed Eggplant Stuffed Rice Balls with Teriyaki Drizzle

Rice Balls! A.k.a. the most fun you can have at a dinner table.  Never had one before? Neither had we (up until making these), but they seemed to be a bright idea – imagine a sushi roll or poke bowl, but wrapped up into an edible, handheld ball. On the outside is sushi rice, which……

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Kare Raisu (Japanese Curry Rice)

Kare-Raisu, known as Curry Rice in English, is a Japanese curry that’s sweeter, less spicy, and adapts a longer cooking method than most other curries. For ease of comprehension, lets break down the basics of Japanese Curry into sections. 1: Caramelizing Onions The single most important step in making Japanese curry that I can pinpoint…

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