Loquat Lemonade

Glass jar filled with ice cubes and orange-y loquat lemonade and a metal straw.

Loquat Drink Recipe This loquat lemonade is perfect if you have too many loquats, and you’re tired of eating them plain. Before we get into the recipe, what if you’ve never heard of a loquat? What Is a Loquat? A loquat is a small oblong fruit native to China, usually with yellow-orange skin and fruit. […]

Spam Musubi

Spam musubi looks like mini sushi sandwiches, with very dark green seaweed wrapped around rice and pink Spam.

Spam Musubi Recipe Before we dive into the recipe, what is Spam musubi? It’s a pressed sushi made with Spam, where crispy, pan-fried Spam is covered in teriyaki sauce and sandwiched by fresh rice and roasted seaweed to hold everything in place. It’s a mix of Japanese (the rice and seaweed) and Hawaiian/American cuisine (the […]

Mango Pomelo Sago Recipe

A white bowl filled with pale yellow mango coconut smoothie topped with mango and pomelo chunks.

This mango pomelo sago is a fairly easy Chinese dessert to make, unlike some of the astounding pandemic bakes I’ve been seeing (Kinako chiffon roll cakes filled with red bean, whipped cream and mochi??? Strawberry genmaicha cream puffs?? Feed me please). You boil some chewy, bouncy sago and stir them into a mango coconut smoothie, […]

Honey Toast Recipe

Put your tongue back in your mouth. Yep, it's a block of toast, buttered and honeyed, and then filled with ice cream, cookies and fruit. #honey #toast #icecream #dessert

What is honey toast? I first had honey toast (also know as brick toast, given the shape, or Shibuya toast, since it originated from Shibuya, Japan) at Shokudo in Hawaii. I wasn’t convinced at first- the name is unassuming, and I could squirt honey out of a plastic bear on a piece of toast at […]