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Doggy Dumplings

These are carved turnips, stuffed with minced veggies, then steamed.

As a child I had a hard time even biting the ears off chocolate bunnies at Easter, but I had an instant urge to make these little doggy dumplings. They’re from a dog magazine called Wan, which is Japanese for bow-wow.

These are little nikuman steamed dumplings, stuffed with a chicken mixture
These are just steamed bread. You have to let them rise on a little cardboard cutout that they give you instructions how to make.

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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