Welcome!

My name is Chihiro. This is my space to meander and to muse, to jot down my kitchen notes.

I’ve been cooking since I could toddle. I allegedly sliced my thumb with a real knife at the age of 2.

I was born in Japan’s oldest capital, Nara, and grew up in New Jersey.

Check out my work at Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Food52.

Some of my favorites!

A Tale of Two Okonomiyaki

Natto

How to Make Ramen Noodles from Angel Hair Pasta