Japanese Matcha Kuanzumochi 抹茶葛餅 (抹茶くずもち)~Vegan, Gluten-free
It is one of the popular Japanese snacks with matcha. Serve with the brown sugar syrup (but I use the dates syrup this time), certainly it is the perfect match. Even though the pure matcha powder has a little bitter taste.
What a relaxing day sitting in the garden under the shade, watch all the blooming flowers and vegetables wrap around you. While I’m reading the blog I followed, with a cup of ice cold drink on my hand, what else I can say! How enjoyable!
Japanese Vegan Matcha Sponge Cake with Adzuki Bean Filling
Tell you guys honestly, I want to make this cake a long time ago. But I don’t know why it takes that such long journey to let my dream come true. Now I can move out one of my to-do-list at last! 🙂
How about you? Have you got a long list work you still haven’t finish? I do, not only one page but few pages stead. Every time, something or some ideas flashing on my head. I will note down on my list. But… you can guess what happened to me then! :p
Vegan Pineapple bun (HK style)/ Japanese Melon Pan/ メロンパンwith tangzhong “湯種法” ~ 純素港式菠蘿包
This is the follow-up story from the previous post: Vegan Cocktail Buns. Now is the time to achieve my promise. Actually, I wrote this post a few months ago, just forgot to post it. Sorry!
The name of this bread roll call for pineapple or melon, but it will disappoint you all if you like either of them. Because they don’t have any pineapple nor melon inside the buns neither. 🙂
Pineapple bun is the name come from Hong Kong. Melon-pan, the ‘Pans’ mean bread in Japanese. Which is borrowed from the Portuguese and they make quite a variety of “Pan” in Japan. This is another popular traditional Japanese snack bread. A typical melon-pan is made of a bread dough covered with a thin layer of a cookie dough. The name comes from the melon like appearance, such as a cantaloupe.
Vegan Japanese Pumpkin Chowder with Sweetcorn ~ 純素日本南瓜，玉米濃湯
I made this soup is good enough for a big party. But I forgot to mark it down all the detail include the ingredients and the quantity. So, you need to do your adding or decreasing.
I got few special Japanese pumpkins, Kabocha, from my friend. She is a busy mum but has perfect green fingers. She grows lots of vegetables and can get really good harvester every year. This pumpkin is one of her crops.
Don’t get scared, when you see the ingredients list below!
If you do not hold all of the ingredients below, don’t worry, you can probably still make Okonomiyaki using a variety of substitute ingredients and by skipping some.
As well, don’t worry about the accuracy measurements, the recipe is really forgiving!