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June 25, 2015

Go To Blind Pig Bistro NOW (Seattle)

by Kayoko

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When I received a list of places to eat in Seattle from one of our longtime customers, @SamayouKodomo, the only comment he put next to Blind Pig Bistro was, “American goodness… beer bread, mmm.” Besides this, there was no other insight into this little eatery out a way’s north of the downtown area where we were staying.

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June 22, 2015

Hopkins Hive: Honey Extraction

by yoko

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Hallmark holidays don’t really matter to me, but ever since my father passed away, I think about how to spend Father’s Day every year when June rolls around.

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June 18, 2015

Yakitori Bunraku in Tokyo

by Kayoko

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A good friend of mine is in Tokyo right now and he wanted a shortlist of places to eat.

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May 28, 2015

Umami Map: 24 Hours in Osaka

by Kayoko

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Growing up, I would visit Japan about once every two years or so. It would always be to see our extended family, who all lived in the Tokyo area.

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May 25, 2015

Bar Owl in Niigata City

by Kayoko

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When we mentioned to Mr. Akio Watanabe, owner of Bar EST! in Tokyo that we were heading to Niigata, he recommended that we visit Bar Owl.

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May 22, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Wine of China

by yoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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May 21, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Cocktails at hoF

by Kayoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Fengjing: Black Pig Museum

by yoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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May 14, 2015

Todai Utensil Factory

by yoko

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I’d like to start with a little background on the small town of Tsubame-Sanjo. This manufacturing town in Niigata Prefecture produces most of Japan’s stainless steel items.

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May 11, 2015

MOTOism: Natto Brie Dip

by Moto

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I’ve made quite a few dishes using natto (fermented soy beans) in the past years — from Natto Moffin to sweet Natto Sandwich.

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