January 17, 2014

Japanify: Take-It-Easy Takikomi

by Yoko Kumano


If there’s one thing 6 days in paradise (Kauai) reminded me about life, it’s that cooking rice on the stove top (and not in a rice cooker) is so easy!

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May 20, 2013

Postcard from Hokkaido: Here’s Looking at YOU

by Will VanderWyden

This squid was swimming around, minding its own business just a couple minutes before this photo was taken.

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January 7, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Ika (squid) hanging out on the backstreets of Shibuya station near the Inokashira west exit.

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January 26, 2012

Ika no Shiokara (Fermented Squid)

by UM Guest


By Kenji Miura

Shiokara is a fantastic savory condiment to your favorite glass of shochu. This particular shiokara is made with surume ika (Japanese Common Squid or Pacific Flying Squid).

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