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BuildingMyBento · 5d ago

Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Six: Nothin’ But Eel

Oof, that’s a lot of rice.  No, it’s not slang for money; rather, it’s an obvious conclusion.  Eat onigiri, spike your blood sugar levels.  And if you don’t want all of those carbohydrates, ...
BuildingMyBento · 1W ago

Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Five: The Korean Edition

After a whirlwind tour of various Japanese onigiri, let’s take a gander at culinary influences from the Korean peninsula, the insular country’s western neighbors across the Sea of Japan: Bul...
BuildingMyBento · 1W ago

Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Four

After a brief pause in Japanese Onigiri Month, let’s see what’s in store for this pre-snowstorm Monday… Salmon broiled in white miso and mirin (さけ味噌漬焼/ sa-kay mi-so tska yahkee). A couple of...
BuildingMyBento · 2W ago

Event Review: The 2017 International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of this event, I was offered a press pass.  Many photos attached. The 2017 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, held at Manhattan‘s J...
BuildingMyBento · 2W ago

Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Three

Before a brief interruption in this month’s scheduled programming, I bring thee three more versions of Japanese onigiri to sample: I’m predicting it now… the food trend for 2017: onigiri and...
BuildingMyBento · 3W ago

Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Two

For the next installment of onigiri (omusubi) month, I bring you three – nay, two and a half – more suggestions, fresh from Japan…but first, a Japanese language primer: – 新発売 shin hatsubai =...
BuildingMyBento · 3W ago

Introducing…Onigiri (おにぎり/🍙) Month

After taking a moment to reflect back on the more than five years BuildingMyBento has been around, two things stand out– There has only ever been one themed month, and that was five years ag...
BuildingMyBento · 4W ago

Land of the Rising Pun

Work has been keeping me occupied lately, but for those who could use an uncomfortable laugh, check out this hair salon in Tokyo, Japan: Japan, you’re the capital of weird.  Never change.Fil...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

The Q-rious Quince and More

I had no idea what a quince looked like, let alone tasted like on its own, but there was one excellent memory of the yellow pome– quince paste, or membrillo in Spanish: Yes, I can recall gre...
BuildingMyBento · 1M ago

Event Review: The 2017 New York Oyster and Beer Festival

Disclaimer: In exchange for an event review, I received an entry ticket.  All photos were taken by my associate. On February 11th, the Tunnel/La.Venue at the Waterfront (269 11th Avenue betw...