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What I've Been Watching Lately: Osen

Now a television series. The short ten-episode 2009 Japanese series Osen has kept me busy for a couple weeks earlier this year. It’s the story of a very traditional Japanese restaurant in Tokyo and its charismatic proprietress and a young man wanting to learn traditional Japanese cuisine. 70 more words


Chow Time: Little Japan Pt. 2

Konichiwa again!  Last time, I listed three of some of my favorite hot spots in the little section of the East Village known informally as… 521 more words

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Nam Pla Marinated Pork Ribs

This bento is with marinated pork ribs. I had them marinated with Nam Pla, Thai seasoning for a while. Pork and Nam Pla are great together (I know I have said this before…..). 40 more words


Okonomiyaki Time!

Today I checked off one of the places I bookmarked in my guide book.

On the weekdays, there is a restaurant called Sakura-tei in Harajuku that says all you can eat okonomiyaki for 1000 yen. 159 more words

Abner: The Love Child of a Japanese Discount Store Magnate and a poor Korean Chef

Once upon a time, the son of a very rich man was sent to South Korea to find things to sell in their chain of discount stores. 576 more words

Learning To Cook



400 g white rice
1 egg
2 -4 long green onions
40 g bacon
30 g carrots
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sake… 130 more words

Japanese Food

Morimoto Maui Restores our Faith in the Iron Chef

We have a confession to make. During our past few visits to Morimoto’s in Honolulu and Napa, we have felt that the noted Iron Chef’s restaurants that bear his name had lost touch and become more or less rote. 1,170 more words