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BuildingMyBento · 4d ago

Sweet! Potatoes in Kawagoe, Japan

Kawagoe (川越), a roughly 30-60 minute ride from major train stations throughout Tokyo, is also known affectionately known as Koedo (小江戸/Little Edo), whereas Edo refers to Tokyo’s former name....
BuildingMyBento · 1W ago

One Nostalgic Meal in Tokyo, Japan

My first visit to Japan was nearly seventeen years ago.  Before that time, I had only eaten Japanese food once, at a then up-and-coming Manhattan restaurant called Nobu.  Truth be told, the ...
BuildingMyBento · 2W ago

Product Review: Matcha (抹茶)from the Mizuba Tea Company

Disclaimer: In exchange for a few samples of matcha from the Mizuba Tea Company, I am writing this review. In essence, Matcha (抹茶・まっちゃ) refers to finely ground (powdered), high-quality Camel...
BuildingMyBento · 3W ago

Guest Post: 5 Heavenly Spots in India To Treat Your Taste Buds

There are only a few things better than satiating one’s taste buds with palatable dishes. If you have been thinking of making a trip to those places in India that offer one of a kind food ex...
BuildingMyBento · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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 =...