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Sushi Mondays

My nieces are all in school now and it has been a bit of an adjustment for them in transitioning into preschool/kindergarten. Some of the girls had an easier time but the youngest one was not feeling too positive about it. There wasn’t much I could do to help them in making the transition easier but I felt that I could surprise them with some homemade sushi. Going out for sushi is great and I love it but it has been a bit expensive especially with the rising costs. ¬†The sushi took some time to make but to see the smiles on their faces was worth it.


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Chicken Katsu (Chicken Cutlet)

I can’t believe it is April already but time flies as clich√© as the saying goes. With the weather in Toronto switching between hot/warm/cold, I was craving some comfort food and chicken katsu came to mind. For those that are not aware of what chicken katsu is, it is basically the Japanese version of a chicken cutlet where you are using panko as the breading instead of the typical bread crumbs.

Panko gives the chicken a nice crunch but not overly heavy feeling that you get from cutlets that are more breading than the chicken itself. The sauce itself can be bought or homemade and they are both just as delicious. Check out the recipe. I highly recommend this for an easy weekend meal.

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Omurice Attempt #1


I had previously mentioned trying Omurice during my visit to Japan so I thought, why not try to make it myself? During my first attempt, it went better than expected when it came to creating the fried rice inside the omelette but as you can see the smiley face looked more like the joker. Hehe. However it did get a little better as I practiced on a few more Omurice and I ended up packing up some for my cousins to take home.

My piping skills are rather mixed at the moment but hopefully it will get better soon!