Ingredients

Kumiage-yuba / fresh tofu skin

Kumiage-yuba is a type of fresh yuba tofu skin (beancurd sheets). It has a very silky, creamy texture that melts in your mouth. Making it

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Kabocha pumpkin

Right: Akagawa kuri kabocha (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne “Red Kuri”) Left: Kurokawa kuri kabocha (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne) Most kabocha grown and distributed today in Japan are

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Dokudami / fish mint / fishwort

どくだみHouttuynia cordata In the US, a tricolor variegated form called chameleon plant is commonly available for ornamental use (often marketed as a ground cover). When

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Mukago Japanese & Chinese yam aerial tubers

むかごAerial tubers of jinenjo Japanese yam (Dioscorea japonica) While mukago technically means vegetative reproduction organs (including lily or allium bulbs), when referring to food it

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Recipes for Tom: Kabocha pumpkin

Right: 赤皮栗かぼちゃ Akagawa kuri kabocha (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne “Red Kuri”) Left: 黒皮栗かぼちゃ Kurokawa kuri kabocha (Cucurbita maxima Duchesne) Most kabocha grown and distributed today in

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