Category: Food

Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima Style

  As you may know, people in Western Japan are irreconcilable. They’re on the verge of civil war. The lines have been drawn. Sides are chosen. Yes, I’m talking about Okonomiyaki! Which side are you on? Osaka style or Hiroshima style? Those things are taken...

REAL time FOOD on Megijima

Today, I want to tell you about a fascinating project on Megijima that I will try to follow as closely as possible. It’s called REAL time FOOD and it’s the brainchild of Patrick Lydon, Suhee Kang, and Kaori Tsuji. To get an idea of what it...

Tuna Donburi

  Tuna Donburi…   I know, sooner or later we’ll have to stop eating tuna, pretty much like we had to stop eating unagi. But in the meantime, let me indulge a few more times…    


    Extra fresh and delicious sashimi.    



  While oden is probably the typical “winter staple food” in Japan, I don’t think that anything beats a hot bowl of ramen and some gyoza when it’s cold outside (as well as inside, after all we’re talking about Japan here):