Japanese


November 23, 2015

Japanify: Yuzu Kanten

by yoko

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It’s yuzu season! When my sister starts giving me yuzu, I know it’s official: the holidays are here and yuzu is in abundance to help me cope.

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September 18, 2013

Kuishinbo: Otsukimi Dango

by Yuki HD

Japan has a wonderful fall tradition known as otsukimi (お月見) or Moon Festival, which celebrates both the moon and promise of a good harvest for the year.

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May 7, 2013

MOTOism: Artful Deco Roll

by Moto

The craze for sweets in Japan is so peculiar. There’s always, “This Year’s #1 Dessert!” which will inevitably be forgotten about next year.

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March 14, 2013

Tokyo JUNKtion: Dessert Le Comptoir (Fukasawa)

by yoko

The art of perfection is everywhere in Japan. In its laquerware, electronics and especially in its food.

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March 12, 2013

Kuishinbo: Oba-chan’s Shochu Kumquats

by Umamimart Guest

By Yuki HD

When we were little we used to watch my oba-chan (grandmother) make this seasonal treat from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan.

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January 18, 2013

Postcard from Nahoko: In a Palatable Way (Karatsu)

by Nahoko Morimoto

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

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January 15, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Omiyage from Japan: Shonan Cheese Pie

by Sakura

There is something about Japanese confectionary and pâtisseries that pushes sweets to a level of sophistication I haven’t found anywhere else.

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November 27, 2012

MOTOism: No Ordinary Chestnuts

by Moto

Did you know that the U.S. lost all its chestnut trees back in early 1900s due to a disease brought over from China or Japan?

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November 6, 2012

MOTOism: Raisinwich is the New Macaron

by Moto

I don’t know about what’s going on in your city, but these days, NYC is filled with macaron shops.

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August 16, 2012

Tokyo JUNKtion: Toraya (Roppongi Hills)

by yoko

On the very special occasion that a visitor from Japan would bring Toraya to our home in Cupertino, I would actually be excited about eating.

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