Japanese Style Sandwiches

Japanese sandwiches are typically made with thinly sliced white bread.  Japanese style white bread is a little different from American white bread.  With a hint of butter and a slight sweetness, Japanese white bread is fluffy and elastic with a chewy texture. Also because the sandwich was an imported concept, they have no preconceived ideas on what a sandwich filling should …

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Tricolor Vegetarian Salad with Yuzu Recipe: Daikon, Cucumber & Carrots

This simple, refreshing vegetarian salad with a soy sauce based dressing has a wonderful crunch from the Japanese daikon or radish.   This can also be substituted with Korean radish. Just use whatever looks the most fresh.   On the day I was shopping at my local Asian supermarket,  the Korean radish was hard and fresh, while the Japanese daikon was soft and limp.  …

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The Asian Green Vegetable to Help Your Eyesight

Last week during qi gong class, Dr. Wang, an acupuncturist and herbalist, gave a discussion on eyes. Over the last five years or so, there has been a noticeable deterioration of my eyesight. This is probably due to age, as well as the more frequent use of staring at a monitor.  Our lifestyles today have …

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