Homemade New Year’s Mochi

The other day, I headed to the market to buy our New Year’s eve food with my list in hand. I got everything for ozoni (Japanese New Year’s soup) except for the mochi because although Foodland usually sells komochi, they didn’t have anything but chi chi dango. Unacceptable! I made plans to go to Nijiya Market to look for mochi later.

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Butter Yaki Recipe

One thing that I learned about Hawaii when I moved from the Big Island to Oahu for college is that despite living in the same state and having the same obsession with SPAM, there’s still quite a lot of foods that you can go your entire life without eating, even though its in your ethnic food group.

Butter yaki is a perfect example.

Before I met my husband, met his parents, and ate his mother’s cooking, I’d never even heard of Butter Yaki.

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