A relaxed and warm atmosphere is waiting for you here at Chillin’ Mama. Meet the owner/chef/waitress and you will understand where the name Chillin’ Mama comes from. She is a bright, lovely woman who you simply have to meet. (more…)
Since it is summer I figured a cool dessert would be appropriate! I absolutely love cheesecake but it can be incredibly difficult to make in an oven but this recipe is a piece of cake! The hardest part was whipping the cream… (just make sure you have patience and a cold bowl!)
As the weather warms up, I have already started seeing restaurants post their summer menu items and, more often than not, at the top of the list is this noodle dish. Served chilled, kind of like a salad, this is a refreshing and easy to make summer dish!
The common themes with the recipes I found are it is served chilled, the toppings are in strips, the toppings are in a range of colors (red, green, yellow, etc). So not pay too much attention to the amounts and the specific ingredients (especially the toppings, just keep it colorful)! This is a highly customizable recipe so have fun with it! (more…)
This is another recipe I grew up making, usually for family get togethers. However, I never realized that how they get their name: deviled means to make spicy, like by adding mustard or hot sauce. My family’s recipe was always on the sweeter side but just like with miso soup every family has their own style! This is a basic version of the recipe but when you give it a try, make it TO TASTE! This is a simple and easily customizable recipe so I hope you try it out!
This nice, hearty bowl of tonkotsu is calling for you in Niigata’s underground mall, Rosa.
I have been making cookies since I was probably about 8 years old and this is always my go to recipe (it was the first thing I made in my oven here). I should probably have it perfected by now but as I do not this recipe should get you close to what I make. (My tips are in the method)
2 1/4 (350g) cups packed all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (220 g) softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup (160g) packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chips
Looking for a place in Niigata to get natural, organic, vegetarian food? Look no further! Marilou is a place you must try.
Did you know that you can enjoy winter in Niigata City year round?
This ice rink has everything you need and then some!
The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum is featuring yet another fantastic exhibition. Until February 28th, 2016, they have on display approximately 480 of Mika Ningawa’s photographs- the largest collection of her works to date.
From September 19th through Novemeber 8th, 2015, the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum is has the privilege of being the first museum on the western coast of Japan to host this exhibit. (more…)