Japanese

California Roll Chirashisushi

HONKINESS. California roll-style chirashisushi sounded really good to me, because I love the honkiness of a California roll but was just feeling too lazy to roll maki. I topped stovetop Calrose rice (seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar, salt) with surimi, a brunoise of cucumber and […]

Autumn Ramen

Made some really delicious vegetarianish autumn ramen with @umiorganic noodles and tempura (kabocha-like bitterroot buttercup squash, purple sweet potato, shiitake, pumpkin blossom, onion, and green bean in simple rice flour/seltzer batter). Broth is smoky-sweet and concentrated; rich chicken stock seasoned with tentsuyu (use mushroom broth […]

America’s Oldest Tofu-Ten

I wrote about the history of Ota Tofu for Roads & Kingdoms. They’ve been in Portland for more than a century.     I wrote about the history of America’s oldest tofu-ten and Portland’s Nikkei for @roadsandkingdoms (link in bio) #tofu #portlandoregon #culinaryhistory #japanese A […]

Summer Ramen Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer ramen made with @nueskes impeccable cherry wood-smoked bacon; @umiorganic noodles (bouncy af); smoked pork dashi; peas, roasted tomatoes, corn, beans, squash blossoms, and scallions from the garden; plus a soy-marinated backyard egg. #dinnertonight #ramen #meatconcierge ? ? ? ? ? ? #bacon #noodles #vegetables […]

Staycation

I was craving a teriyaki Trader Vic's-style thing so I grilled up a Nicky Farms wild boar patty, yakionigiri (grilled rice balls), fresh pineapple and bell peppers. The wild boar is really nice — it's leaner and more flavorful than farm pork. It goes well […]

Miyazaki Style Sushi Salad

The boy wanted Spaghetti-Os, so I fixed myself a Miyazaki-style sushi salad (krab, iceberg, kewpie) bolstered by a little omelet and cucumber-hijiki sunomono, plus a little rice (shrimp-nori furikake) and miso. It might look light, but I got all turnt on @gueropdx for lunch today […]

Loco Moco

Had a leftover Nicky Farms venison patty and some leftover rice, so I made loco moco of course! Topped with ramen broth gravy (added the veggie pack from some @nongshimusa Shin Ramyun for kick), backyard egg, homemade tamago-nori furikake, served with a little side salad […]

Taco Rice

Okinawan taco rice for #tacotuesday! Mine has some spicy queso on it, but plain old cheddar for the milder tummies in my house. #dinnertonight #yoshoku #wwii #japanesefood #instafood #tacos #rice #queso #weeknightdinner #okinawa #food52 #bareaders #f52grams #hashtagstakemeaway A post shared by Heather Arndt Anderson (@heatherarndtanderson) […]

Final Fantasy is Reality

My latest piece is live in the Portland Mercury!

Salmon with Akajiso (Red Shiso) Pesto

I hate talking about it, but I’ve been sort of counting my calories the past week or so. I should have started a few months ago, but we’ve only just started to have nice weather. Cloudy days were invented for chicken and dumplings, and we’ve […]