Yaki Manju

This flaky Japanese pastry known as yaki manju can be filled with sweet red bean, lima bean, sweet potato, etc. #japanese #hawaiian #yakimanju #manju #redbean

this post for yaki manju was originally posted in jan 2014! it’s been updated with some new pictures and new recipe copy. yaki manju is one of those desserts that might be an acquired taste for some. it has beans, and yes, it’s a dessert. however, it’s still pretty tame, and i’d recommend it for anyone […]

Somen Salad

Somen salad is one of those things that's perfect if you make a few hours ahead. The noodles start to soak up some of the salty/sweet/nutty dressing, and get super flavorful. #somensalad #pastasalad #fishcake #potluck

i think of somen salad as the hawaiian x japanese version of pasta salad. it’s hawaiian in some ways too, but mac salad screams hawaiian more than somen salad. anyways, i tend to associate pasta salad with summers (and leftovers lol), so it felt like a good time to give this post, originally published in […]

Hurricane Popcorn

Try hurricane popcorn, a Hawaiian snack with Japanese seaweed and rice crackers. It's the perfect snack for those who love something a little crispy, a little crunchy. #furikake #popcorn #snackideas #hawaiian

hurricane popcorn is a hawaiian popcorn snack, full of crunchy arare (japanese rice crackers) and furikake (japanese seaweed seasoning). it’s crunchy and crispy and buttery and nutty and so addictive that you could polish off a batch by yourself! i’m normally not a movie person; i tend towards youtube videos (hi, dance videos) like the […]

Coconut, Blueberry and Five Spice Popsicles with Sesame Seeds

We're celebrating #popsicleweek with these coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds! #coconutmilk #blueberries #fivespice #blacksesameseeds #popsicles

happy popsicle week!!! it’s been a little over 30 hours since graduation, which is still weird and surreal to think about. so, we’re going to distract ourselves by packing for a basic-for-others-but-exciting-for-me trip and with allllll the coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds. instead of coconut, blueberry and five spice popsicles with sesame seeds, […]

Spam Kimbap

The inside of this spam kimbap looks like a kaleidoscope, with pickled radish, spinach, carrots, eggs and Spam. #spam #kimbap #korean #sushi

last weekend, spent at a retreat for my business + technology club, was full of firsts. some of those firsts are probably best left unsaid, in that hush hush what happens here stays here manner. (there were interesting bits that i felt compelled to share with friends not there, however). others included driving in san diego (surprisingly […]