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Doyo Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th

Doyo Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th
Doyo Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th うなぎ土用丑の日 Ushinohi: Unagi Eel Day, July 24th うなぎ土用丑の日 Unagi, or freshwater eel, is a very popular food in contemporary Japan and there is a dedicated ‘Eel Day’ in mid-summer (this year July 24th) on which most Japanese eat unagi.…

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’.…

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri

Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri
Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri (さくらおにぎり・菜の花天婦羅おにぎり) Train Food and Seasonal Everything in Japan: Sakura Onigiri, Nanohana Tempura Onigiri Just before catching a bullet back to Kyoto, I ducked into the omiyage/gourmet food court at Shinagawa Shinkansen Station (in Tokyo) to get some omiyage for Paku and some ‘bento’ for my two and a half hour train ride back to ‘old’ Japan.…

Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi

Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi
Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi (ぶり刺身丼) Buri-zanmai: Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi
Buri-zanmai Series (Part 3): Winter is the time for buri, or yellowtail. The meat is laden with oil and rich flavor. Here we make a quick and simple rice dish, Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi. Buri Sashimi and Shiso Donburi:
Donburi is a popular ‘rice bowl’ dish in Japan. Here we make…

homecooking: Tako Meshi (Octopus Rice)

homecooking: Tako Meshi (Octopus Rice)
homecooking: Tako Meshi (Octopus Rice) タコ飯 Tako Meshi (Octopus Rice) Tako-meshi is a quick and tasty rice dish that combines octopus and rice with the flavors of ginger and shiso. If you have always wanted to try an octopus dish, but couldn’t quite muster the courage for raw, fermented, etc this might be just the dish to try!…
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