March 26, 2017

Japanese food: Yakitori (焼き鳥, やきとり, ヤキトリ)

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There are only two types of people in this world as far as I am concerned: people that eat to live and people that live to eat, I am the latter. I have always believed that REAL food is food that contains characteristics and traits from the former animal or produce. This idea of mine […]

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Japanese food: Soba (そば or 蕎麦)

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I have always found the greatest beauty arises from the simplest of foods. The idea of elegance and simplicity is synonymous with Soba. Soba noodles are the epitome of perfection in so many ways. The presentation is always basic, yet held to a high degree of excellence. The noodles are created and prepared with the utmost dedication […]

Japanese food: Basashi (馬刺し)

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The rush of eating the exotic is not easily replicated in our modern, fast-paced and fast food lifestyles, but when you get the chance you must pounce on it like a starving lion. Not too long ago I took a  trip to Tokyo, Japan, and met up with some friends at an izakaya, Japanese-style restaurant. After many […]

Japanese food: Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き)

Okonomiyaki has to be one of the most illogical, yet delicious dishes I have ever had the pleasure to consume. The dish is affectionately known as Japanese pizza or Japanese savory pancake in the Western world but the dish is far from pizza and a pancake. Okonomiyaki literally means “whatever you want grilled”. The idea of […]

Japanese food: Takoyaki (たこ焼き or 蛸焼)

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Takoyaki (たこ焼き or 蛸焼) is an extremely popular street food all over Japan. The spread of this food is contagious in Asia, now being seen in South Korea, All over mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. It has become so popular because of its cheap-affordable price, explosively molten hot texture, and convenience. You can […]