Happy New Year 2021

January 01, 2021 / by Junko


New adventures are around the corner.
Happy New Year!!


How has everyone started their new year?
I’m happy that Eikorn and I were able to take a good picture together again this year!

Due to the COVID-19, guests from abroad stopped coming and JJ Kitchen was in a bit of a crisis! We had no idea what kind of outlook to expect, but new opportunities rolled in, such as being in charge of the recipes and teaching cooking on a YouTube cooking channel and helping out with the publication of a cookbook. As they say, tough times bring opportunity!

This year, we are planning to have a mizuhiki workshop by Eikorn, and Junko will instruct Nikuman (a steamed meat bun) workshop and bean paste flower lessons so we hope everyone will enjoy our new events!

The dishes we are eating are called “osechi” which are dishes we eat during the New Year’s. We introduced how to make 3 types of easy osechi last year. Please check it out if you’re interested!

3 Types of “Osechi (Japanese New Year’s Dishes)”




去年はコロナで海外からのゲストがストップしてJJ Kitchen大ピンチ!😱



There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :)

Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.
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