Wafu Pork Belly Skewers

The pork belly on these skewers is succulently tender, coated in a sweet and salty sauce. This a simple but memorable meal that makes my fiancé nostalgic for good times in Japanese yakiniku restaurants.

Clementine Karaage (Japanese-Style Orange Chicken)

Check out this recipe for crave-worthy, Japanese-style fried chicken (karaage) in a clementine sauce. Crispy bites of luscious chicken thigh, coated in sweet and sour citrus. Better than restaurant-quality, orange chicken, and for a fraction of the cost!

Kabocha-Ham Croquettes

I dreamed this up when I wanted to combine ham and kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) to make something hot, hearty, and slightly self-indulgent to help get me through a particularly cold and dreary day. The croquettes are crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, and brightened up with yuzu ponzu.