October 6, 2011

Japanify: Nikujaga aka Mick Jagger

by Yoko Kumano

Whenever I take a test, I always make associations between certain things in my life so that I will memorize keywords. Sometimes the explanations get really long but sometimes they come to me very quickly and concisely. Sometimes associated words come to me when I am not studying a test, which is the case for […]

November 12, 2010

Super Faminto: A Trip to Estudio Gloria for Furniture + Feijoada (Brasil’s National Dish)

by Bryan Sanders

Feijoada is not an everyday meal. It takes a long time to cook, is super heavy, and is served at most restaurants only twice a week (a holdover on the old catholic weekly dietary restrictions, here in Brasil). It isn’t fast food. It puts you in a coma after eating. It requires all of your […]

March 6, 2009

Oden: Japan’s Ultimate Comfort Food

by Kayoko Akabori

One of the ultimate comfort foods during winters in Japan is oden, which is essentially fishcake stew. Whether cooked at home, bought from the konbini (I hear that Japan’s 7-11 makes it the best), or as a nightcap for businessmen to accompany cup after cup of sake, it is the darling of Japanese winter dishes. […]