Archive for May, 2008

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake
Taue: Rice Planting in Rural Kyoto Prefecture

Taue (田植) means rice planting, or properly, rice transplanting as seedlings are first grown in a protected area such as a greenhouse and then transplanted to the rice paddy. Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery (Learning to Make

Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)

Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)

Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)
Ika Meishi (Squid Stuffed with Rice)
Well, once again the department store food court turns up some yummies! Paku and I bought this, I think it was from a demise (出店) from Ishikawa Prefecture, it is called ika meshi. Ika means ‘squid’ and meshi is one of several ways to say ‘cooked rice’.

Survey Results: Win Fine Japanese Junk Food!

Survey Results
Hello Foodies and to all of you that took the Win Fine Japanese Junk Food, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
We will go through the survey submissions and announce the results in the near future. We will also of course be sending out some prizes to participants that gave us great ideas. Stay…

Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event

Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event

Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event
Kikizake: Sake and Shochu Tasting Event

Kikizake: A very large tasting event was held featuring premium sake breweries and shochu distilleries over the weekend which Peko was lucky enough to attend.

Demise: Narazuke Moriguchizuke

Demise: Narazuke Moriguchizuke

Demise: Narazuke Moriguchizuke Tsukemono
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The food courts of department stores in Japan are a near other-worldly experience. The offerings are exquisite in taste and beauty and nearly boundless in regional and seasonal variation. In addition to the regular stores, there are ‘demise‘, small stands that sell a product from a different region or local, small shop and these…

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