Crunchyroll #50: Naruto’s Ramen from “Naruto”

I revisit this classic in celebration of my two year anniversary! Check out the recipe here!

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Happy Anniversary to me! It’s my two year food-blog anniversary, and my one year Crunchyroll anniversary. I’m not normally one for celebrating, but I have a commentor who has been dying for me to do a video tutorial of my Naruto ramen recipe, and since that recipe was the very first thing I ever covered, I thought it would be fun to go back and take a look at the iconic dish and evaluate my recipe to see what I would change, knowing what I know now, compared to what I knew then.

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Crunchyroll #49: Souffle Omelette from “Shokugeki no Soma”

Learn how to make it here! 

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Ok, ok, if you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ll know I hate eggs. However, I’m determined to turn a new leaf. Just two months ago I ate a boiled egg that was in some soup my mom made. I was very proud of myself. When a commenter asked me to make the Soufflé Omelette from Food Wars!, I thought I would give it a try because it just looks so fluffy and yummy.

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Crunchyroll #43: Manju from “Sakura Quest”

Learn how to make it here! 

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Manju! Who would have expected that these little sweets would show up in Sakura Quest? Koharu, the main character, has been summoned out to a village that has been left behind by the times. Her job is to be their new Queen in the hopes of bringing tourism to the area. The village is a little old-fashioned and quaint, so I guess it makes sense that manju are featured as opposed to, say, a more trendy dessert, like pancakes or crepes. Manju are definitely a more traditional kind of sweet, typically filled with red bean paste. I actually haven’t tried manju in real life, as I’m not a huge fan of red bean paste. However, red bean paste is a traditional sweet in Japan and is commonly found in a lot of confections like mochi, anpan, taiyaki, and manju. 


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Crunchyroll #32: Burger and Fries from ACCA: 13 Territory Inspection Department

Learn how to make it here!

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Something that surprised me about my first time in Japan was how extremely small the food portions were (except for ramen. Ramen is always a huge portion.). For example, my friend stopped in at a McDonald’s to get a drink. She ordered a small size and, when she got it, it was legitimately a SMALL SIZE. I’d guess it only held 8-10 fluid ounces. Compare that to the American size small, which is 16 fluid ounces.

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Crunchyroll #32: A Very Unhealthy Breakfast from “Masamune-kun’s Revenge”

Learn how to make it here! 

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Happy Wednesday, and welcome back to my cooking blog series! This is the first post I’ve written since I’ve come back from my vacation in Vietnam and Laos, so it’s really been a fun and weird experience to get back in the swing of things. I have a lot of good ideas from the new year, and over on Twitter (@yumpenguinsnack) I’ve been given some good recommendations for shows to watch, which makes me happy and excited for the new season!

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