Seafood


August 15, 2013

Japanify: Egg-On-Egg Pasta

by Yoko Kumano

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One of my favorite things to find at the fish counter is sujiko (fish roe). Its appearance is fleeting so I end up getting pounds of it to take advantage of the situation.

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August 14, 2013

Lazyass Cookin’: Steam-Baked Salmon

by Kayoko Akabori

Last night Johnny and I had plans to watch the season-premiere-of-the-same-season of Breaking Bad. It was a few nights delayed but I had been looking forward to it nonetheless.

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August 8, 2013

Japanify: Chopped Shiitake + Clam Pasta

by Yoko Kumano

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I am really into pulverizing food lately. In addition to my daily dose of fruit smoothie in the morning, I’ve also been experimenting with finely chopped foods. 

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June 12, 2013

Iberian Tattie: A Passion for Tuna in Tarifa

by UM Guest

By Marta Bernal Valencia

Last month, my English friend Elaine and I agreed to meet in Tarifa, a small town in Cadiz, Spain.

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June 5, 2013

Chinatown, Bangkok Pt. 1: Cockle + Mussel Stand

by Johnny Lopes

Street food in Bangkok

Recently I took a trip to Southeast Asia, starting off in Thailand. I decided to make the trip up as I went.

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May 9, 2013

Japanify: Ebi Chili

by Yoko Kumano

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Ebi Chili is the best example of a dish that has been Japanified. It was originally created in the 1950s by a Chinese immigrant in Japan, taking cues from Sichuan-style cooking.

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May 8, 2013

Iberian Tattie: The Fishing Villages of Ayamonte + Monte Gordo

by UM Guest

By Marta Bernal Valencia

After weeks of cold and rainy weather in Madrid, I headed to Huelva (in southwestern Spain) to meet up with my friend Lucía from London.

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April 18, 2013

Postcard from Cái Bè: Meat Market Stall

by Kayoko Akabori

Cái Bè

I just returned from a week in Vietnam with Johnny. We had an incredible time! I will be posting more in the coming weeks, as my jetlag fades, but here’s a snapshot from a market in Cái Bè, a small town on the Mekong Delta.

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March 28, 2013

Japanify: Mentaiko Rice Redux

by Yoko Kumano

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Forgive me, I am going to cheat a little here… like that “100 Episodes of Seinfeld” episode.

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March 13, 2013

Casa de Kei: Beer-Boiled Shrimp, Asian Style

by Keisuke Akabori

INGREDIENTS

1.5 pounds large shrimp, head and shell left on, rinsed well (I used Ridgeback shrimps from Santa Barbara)
3 (12-ounce) bottles of Japanese lager beer (I used Sapporo)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 lemon, halved
2 coins of galangal or ginger (couple slices)
1 stick lemon grass (smashed)
2 stalks green onion (sliced)
2 dried red chilis
Few leaves Thai basil
Few leaves cilantro

METHOD

1.

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