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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Hakeme Donabe is Featured in LA Times' Gift Guide 2019

Hakeme Donabe is Featured in LA Times’ Gift Guide 2019

We are really excited that our very popular classic-style donabe, Hakeme, is featured in the latest holiday gift guide by ...
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Koji/ Sake-Kasu Workshop Report

Koji/ Sake-Kasu Workshop Report

We hosted a special Japanese fermentation workshop for two days on 10/16 and 1/17. It was titled Japanese Koji/ Sake-Kasu ...
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TOIRO's Two-Year Anniversary Reception

TOIRO’s Two-Year Anniversary Reception

Team TOIRO! My brick-and-mortar shop, TOIRO, has turned 2 years old! We opened its door on October 10, 2017. It's ...
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Donabe Collaboration Dinner Event at Tsubaki in Echo Park

Donabe Collaboration Dinner Event at Tsubaki in Echo Park

I spent a special evening at Tsubaki, my favorite izakaya restaurant in LA...Tsubaki x TOIRO Donabe Collaboration Dinner on September ...
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