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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Marie & Naoko's Donabe Dinner Party

Marie & Naoko’s Donabe Dinner Party

Donabe makes a perfect centerpiece for an intimate dinner party “Omotenashi” is the ultimate Japanese hospitality in entertaining and looking ...
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Naoko is Featured in the Japan Times

Naoko is Featured in the Japan Times

The Japan Times (Printed Edition) I am so thrilled to be featured in the Japan Times in their November 9, ...
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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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