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TADAKU WITH LOCALS: Vegetarian Japanese with a twist!

On our ongoing Tadaku with Locals series, we went to Tori’s home to learn more about healthy, vegetarian and vegan Japanese food.

Finding vegetarian and vegan food in Japan is often a struggle. Take for example “Dashi” the fish stock that is one of the pillars of Japanese cuisine. It’s literally everywhere! But there’s a way of enjoying Japan’s trademark flavors without compromising your veggie-friendly diet, and our Tadaku with Locals host Tori has all the recipes.

Here’s the menu that The Husbun made with help from our wonderful teacher-host:

  • Tofu Edamame Hamburguer Patty with Homemade teriyaki sauce.
  • Wasabi Mashed Potatoes.
  • Daikon and Carrot Salad
  • Vegan Roll-Cake with jam.

Tori grows a lot of veggies herself and she was very informative about how to use them. She speaks perfect English and has traveled a lot so we had a lot of fun sharing stories while cooking and eating!

The star of the show was the vegan roll cake that achieved a lovely fluffy texture and smooth flavor thanks to the careful 15 minutes of whipping!! 😱

But the rest of the food was delicious as well- the burger was crispy and golden with edamame and crumbly tofu, the salad was full of umami flavor, and the punch of wasabi made the mashed potatoes absolutely addictive.


We learnt a lot and we’ll be making the recipes at home for sure!f you’d like to have a gorgeous vegetarian, vegan or ayurvedic Japanese feast with Tori, don’t forget to make a reservation.

Here’s a code for you to save 500¥: BTK_TDK

Thank you so much for reading and hope you didn’t get very hungry with my photos!

This post was kindly sponsored by Tadaku. My opinions are still my own.

One Comment

  • Jenn

    WOW!! It all sounds so delicious!! perfect reading just before making dinner, you got me really curious about the mashed potatoes with wasabi 😀 Love you blog!

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