About Rika Yukimasa

Rika Yukimasa hosts Dining with the Chef, a popular NHK cooking program that airs in 150 countries, including the U.S., where it’s shown on PBS. She has published dozens of best-selling cookbooks in Asia. In 2020 she is launching the cooking show Tastemade U.S.A. @rikayukimasa

A black bowl with a block of warm tofu with soy sauce, ginger, and scallion garnish.

Warm Tofu with Soy Sauce, Ginger, and Scallion

Warm, gently spiced, tofu that might make a believer out of you. If you already love tofu, then you know that it can actually be comfort food, when prepared the right way. If not, here’s your chance.

A patterned bowl with slices of braised pork with soy sauce on a red tray.

Braised Pork with Soy Sauce

Japanese-style braised pork is a pretty hands-off way to make an exceptionally tasty dinner. And we hear it’s even better the next day.

Pieces of sliced chicken with teriyaki sauce in a pewter bowl.

Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce

Real-deal teriyaki sauce that’s not from a bottle, relies on just four ingredients, can easily be committed to memory, and takes just minutes to make. You’re welcome.