Its getting cooler and cooler here… Very nice Autumn comfort:)

I posted Amazake shake before.

This is a classic version of Amazake.  Heat Amazake with low heat and add greated ginger in the end for an extra warmness.

Almond and Sesame Tofu アーモンド胡麻豆腐

We don’t have any flavoured Tofu in Japan. I wasn’t sure when I  saw this Tofu at the first time. I didn’t imagine what the taste like. Tofu suppose to be  no taste, that’s why you can fit for most of Japanese cuisine!

I remember one of my English friend used to say that Tofu were so bland and couldn’t stand it.  Well if majority of English(Western) people have a similar opinion then this is the answer I guess!  I must admit that I love this Almond & Sesame Tofu so much. 😉  Well done!

Ginger Power!

Gingers are great! Its good for internally also good for externally.

Ginger Compression

You may treat for stiff shoulders or painful neck with it. Use the water for foot bath afterwards. You may find the clolour of water become dark after soaking your feet!

What you need

  • fresh ginger 50g
  • Water 1L
  • Sauce pan
  • Face towel
  • Muslin bag
  • Pair of rubber gloves
  1. Grate ginger with skin and place in muslin bag
  2. Bring water to a boil until 70 C/158F then add muslin bag
  3. Simmer but keep the temperature 70C for 5 minutes
  4. Soak face towel for few minutes and wring out- careful hot water
  5. Apply on effected area and leave until get cold
  6. Repeat it for several time
  7. Wipe the skin with cold water

How many times do you chew each mouthful of food?


When I was a child, my dad used to say that I should chew at least 30times each mouthful of food. If you chew very well each month hold, it may increase a blood circulation 20% more. And also there is a theory that it might prevent to develop serious illness as it increase digestion fluid more and ease stomach and intestine to digest. According to the theory, human mouth can recognize/ distinguish small size as a micron or solidity as a milligram differences and teeth is one of the crucial part of that. So why not eat slowly and chew well from your next meal!