Happy Donabe Life

Welcome to Happy Donabe Life by TOIRO. We offer a wide variety of recipes using different types of donabe and other recipes of Japanese home-style dishes by Naoko Takei Moore (a.k.a. Mrs. Donabe). There are useful tips and blog posts by Naoko and team TOIRO, too. This site is all about donabe cooking and wonderful Japanese food culture.

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Chef Aitor's Donabe Garlic Shrimp Recipe in LA Times

Chef Aitor’s Donabe Garlic Shrimp Recipe in LA Times

Chef Aitor Zabala of Somni, a Michelin 2-star restaurant, likes to use our Iga-yaki donabe! We are very excited to ...
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Letter from Aomori

Letter from Aomori

I got an email message from Oyu-san, a wood craftsman from Hirosaki City in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. His popular Triangle ...
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Donabe Cooking Class Report (August 2019)

Donabe Cooking Class Report (August 2019)

On August 24 and 25, before the summer ended, we hosted donabe cooking classes at TOIRO. Everything was prepped and ...
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TOIRO is Featured in Los Angeles Times

TOIRO is Featured in Los Angeles Times

We are really excited and honored to be featured in Los Angeles Times! The article came out on July 5 ...
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