Judy Ung

Judy Ung is a writer, food blogger, and full-time mom. She is passionate about the Japanese food and culture she was raised with, and enjoys sharing these experiences with others. She dispels preconceived notions that cooking Japanese food is intimidating by simplifying ingredients, cooking techniques and recipes.

Read more about Judy's blogging career on her Google+ profile: Judy Ung


Judy grew up feasting on her native Japanese mother's home cooked meals. She learned about the foods and flavors of Japan both in the kitchen of her childhood home, as well as through travels to her family's roots in Japan. 

It wasn't until after college, however, that Judy began to earnestly experiment in the kitchen and grew to love cooking. Many of the Japanese dishes she cooks today were learned from her mom, and some of her favorite recipes are those that were handed down from her maternal and paternal grandmothers.

After settling down and becoming a new parent, Judy realized the importance of her Japanese heritage and how meaningful it was for her to grow up enjoying her mom's home cooked Japanese meals. To cook and eat similar meals she enjoyed as a child, and to share this with her own family, was not only nostalgic, but also a valuable tradition she wanted to continue and pass on to generations to come.

Upon realizing the significance of her family's recipes, she created a food blog about her journey both in and out of the kitchen, and about the Japanese heritage and culture she grew up with. 

Read more about Judy's journey on her personal food blog: Bebe Love Okazu


Judy holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California Irvine, and a M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. She speaks conversational Japanese fluently.

Judy Ung

Please join me as we explore the beauty and simplicity of Japanese cooking. With the knowledge of a few basic pantry items and ingredients, you will be able to create a variety of delicious, home cooked Japanese dishes with less effort than you might have imagined. 

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