Tag Archives: Goya

Goya Season is Back

One of the most popular keywords that brings new visitors to my blog is Goya (aka bitter melon). One of my very first posts back in 2010 included goya in a recipe. I’m thrilled to see that goya awareness has grown so much over the past few years. If you’re looking for an in-depth article on growing or cooking with this healthy plant check out THIS POST. With 2014 well underway we’re heading into goya season, and although my current

Easy Summer Salad Recipe with Goya

Summer is in full swing, so cool things down with a healthy summer salad featuring seasonal ingredients.  Today’s recipe is a simple salad made from goya, onion, and cucumber.  It is great as a side dish and can be scaled to feed a crowd.  I made this dish for the after party of our undokai and it went over great. Ingredients 1 Goya 1 Cucumber 1/2 onion Dressing (sesame seed dressing is suggested) salt About 1 tbsp mayonnaise Recipe Cut

Goya – The Bitter Melon

One of the most popular aspects of Japanese culture throughout the world is its unique culinary traditions.  There are innumerable three, four, and five-star restaurants domestically, while sushi, teriyaki, and even teppanyaki have become well-known internationally.  Still, there are many delicious and healthy Japanese food items that have yet to hit the mainstream.  Today I hope to introduce you a bitter melon that can do more than fill your belly. This article covers a lot!  I go from seed to dish

Eggplant and Goya Taco Rice

Taco Rice is a staple of Okinawan cuisine.  A Japanese take on a Mexican or Spanish Taco it is generally served with taco meat over rice with cheese and occasionally some garnish.  This dish, like many Okinawan foods is simple in that it is mostly protein and carbs.  Unfortunately, it leaves much to be desired for vitamins etc.  My take on Taco Rice includes four vegetables to give it more of a kick. Hope you like it. Ingredients 400g (about

Goya Chanpuru Recipe

Goya Chanpuru (mixed in Okinawan Hogen) is a traditional Okinawan dish.  There are many ways to make Chanpuru since its essentially just a mix of whatever you’d like.  Below is one method for making Goya Chanpuru.   You can add any other vegetables you like, or try it with the ones I put in.  When cooking I usually just eyeball everything and I suggest you do the same.  The numbers below are really just a guesstimate since I’ve never measured