Soothing Cooking by Imamu Room

Shoutout to YouTube promoting Imamu Room’s Week of Husbento Boxes on my feed. This probably happened, because I am interested in learning how to make japanese cuisine. Part of this comes from a desire to reduce takeout cost in my families budget. Plus, food looks so cute and delicious in anime. [Side Note: Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits is one of my favorite food/romance animes which is dubbed on Funimation].

Manga Art from Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits

Still, content does not garuntee commitment (subscribers/followers). Novist and veterans in the digital/social media world can attest to that fact. Concept and niche are needed to drop a sea urchin in the desert. I subscribed to Imamu Room for a few reasons.

Recipes & Resilience

Imamu Room demonstrates the difficulty level of the meals she prepares for her family. Plus, she’s doing this from Canada! Her families relocation does not significantly impact the traditional meals she prepares.

Music & Tidbits

Cooking is therapeutic to me. It requires consetration, which makes it harder for the mind to wander. Sometimes, I watch Imamu Room videos to unwind. The soothing music sets the atmosphere. Her cute edits and narration allow me to follow along without being fluent in Japanese.

Magical Bento Boxes

I only attempted a few Japanese recipes, but I have and use bento boxes for my husband. It’s shocking how much Imamu fits in those containers. By watching her videos, I’ve learned how to separate foods in containers that do not have compartments.


Confession time! I always wanted to make rice balls. Yes, I know they are not expensive or difficult to make. For some reason, they felt out of reach to me. I watched Imamu make different types of rice balls. She didn’t try to make them look like perfect triangles or hide the filling in the rice. On a whim, I decided to make a rice ball with chicken, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. I didn’t have dry seaweed sheets, but I had rice seasoning. It tasted so good, I made a few more and saved them for later.

Overall, I watch more than I attempt Imamu Room dishes. Her footage bridges the gap that some print/digital recipes miss. Viewers get to see the process from start to finish. Imamu doesn’t hide her mistakes. In my opinion, it adds to her authenticity.

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