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Stay home and eat well with these ideas from Makiko Itoh’s Japanese Kitchen and our new The Recipe Box column:

  • Bamboo shoot Tosa-ni: Fresh bamboo shoots are one of the quintessential spring flavors in Japan, and this traditional simmered dish is an easy, delicious way to try them, writes Itoh.
  • Japanese-Chinese fusion māpō dōfu: Tempered with the inclusion of red miso, this māpō dōfu is a flavorful and beginner-friendly introduction to the intricacy of Sichuan spice, writes Andy Van Heuit.
This homey tonpeiyaki is a great drinking snack or makes a quick meal when paired with a bowl of rice. | MAKIKO ITOH
This homey tonpeiyaki is a great drinking snack or makes a quick meal when paired with a bowl of rice. | MAKIKO ITOH

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