Archive for December, 2009

KyotoFoodie-style Nikujaga Wagyu Tendon Beef Stew Recipe

KyotoFoodie-style Nikujaga Wagyu Tendon Beef Stew Recipe
Merry Christmas Foodies! This is my holiday season gift to our readers. It’s a recipe and I think a pretty good one! This is a classic Japanese home cooking dish: nikujaga. Nikujaga is based on Western beef stew and I have tried to give a novel Kyoto taste to it. This autumn I have been trying to perfect it and…

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Mushi Pan Steamed Bread’

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Mushi Pan Steamed Bread’
Mochi Mochi Mushi Pan, a steamed bread with a mochi-like texture is my current favorite Japanese convenience store junk food. (Not that I eat much from convenience stores, but I do enjoy observing their product development and marketing campaigns.) I was very happy to find a new variety of mushi pan that I like very much. Like Otokomae Tofu

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Cream Pan Sweet Bread

Junk Food in Japan: Otokomae Tofu Cream Pan Sweet Bread
I have been captivated by a duo of new junk food products in Japan! Here is the first of the duo. This is convenience store junk food sweet bread flavored with tofu. The tofu is made by a an upstart tofu company in rural Kyoto called Otokomae Tofuten that burst onto the scene about five years ago. Their brand name…

Tokyo-style Nigiri Sushi Breakfast at Sushi Dai in Tsukiji Market

Tokyo-style Nigiri Sushi Breakfast at Sushi Dai in Tsukiji Market
The Kyoto Wholesale Food Market is great, not to mention still humane and friendly, but Tsukiji Market in Tokyo has no peer for variety, sheer scale and of course terseness. If you are hungry and into sushi, what sets these two apart is that Tsukiji has a some of the best sushi restaurants in the world, and they close around…

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