December 22, 2008

Eating Around the Fish Pond

by Kayoko Akabori

Went to a restaurant in Atami, a sea-side onsen town about an hour out of Tokyo. The himono (air-dried fish) here is really well known in this town, perfectly salted and grilled. Here it is, with requisite grated radish and lemon. Drizzle over some soy sauce to your liking, and you’ve got a very typical […]

November 6, 2008

In Japan Now: Fish Dry

by Kayoko Akabori

Drying mackerel and squid for himono (semi-dried fish that is then grilled), which brings better preserves them and brings out more profound flavors. UMAMI! Atami, Japan.

November 5, 2008

In Japan Now: Buffet Breakfast

by Kayoko Akabori

Just got to Tokyo late on Monday, and my aunt swooped my away immediately to Atami, a sea-side town just an hour out of the city. We relaxed there for a night bathing in the hot springs and went to a cheesy jazz band dinner show (where the food was terribly bad). Above all else, […]