October 7, 2010

Tokyo JUNKtion: Fuku, a Yakitori Joint

by Yoko Kumano

Raw Chicken at Fuku Fuku in Yoyogi-Uehara was a last-minute discovery I made before my escape from Tokyo. It was a five-minute walk from my apartment and served yakitori in a style much trendier than Tori-ina. Tori-ina brings in the 40s and 50s crowd, whereas, Fuku is patronized by people in their 20s and 30s. […]

September 16, 2010

Japanify: Sashimi (Raw Fish)

by Yoko Kumano

Cutting a block of raw fish was intimidating for the longest time for me. I know for a fact that I am still not doing it like the pros because 1) I don’t cut with a sashimi knife and 2) I’ve only cut raw fish about 5 times. Cutting, plating and serving sashimi at home […]