March 30, 2015

Japanify: Tuna Toast

by Yoko Kumano

It’s no secret that I don’t like any breakfast/lunch egg dishes. So whenever I go out for brunch, I have to scour the menu for non-egg items. I usually have to order a hodge-podge of side dishes: two breakfast sausages, toast and hash browns. It’s the same in Japan – omelettes and egg-dishes dominate coffee shop […]

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. It’s the southernmost point of continental Europe, very famous for its amazing beaches. If you are keen on wind and kitesurfing, this is your place! We drove from one beach to another, […]

April 25, 2013

Japanify: Daikon-Tuna Stir Fry

by Yoko Kumano

Sometimes the most humble ingredients can yield some seriously satisfying results. Some days I procrastinate until the last stop on my train to plan out what I’m going to make for dinner. I mentally piece together what I have in the fridge and try to make a meal out of it… kind of like how […]

October 25, 2012

Japanify: Negitoro Don

by Yoko Kumano

I am posting a recipe for negitoro donburi for the pure fact that this is the most delicious thing to make in under 5 minutes if you have cooked rice on hand. If your fish monger sells toro pieces for cheaper, grab the opportunity to make this dish. If pieces of toro are not available, […]

April 12, 2012

Japanify: Maguro Zukedon

by Yoko Kumano

My partner Washi recently got a job as a salaryman. This may not seem that odd until you consider the fact that he is living in Berkeley, California and to qualify as a salaryman, you are usually employed by a Japanese corporation. I will miss his face behind the bar at Ippuku. And I will […]

December 12, 2011

Culinography: Skipjack Tuna with Radishes

by Erin Gleeson

Dish by Chef Scott Anderson. Photo by Erin Gleeson

October 28, 2011

Tuna Head at Tsukiji Fish Market

by Kayoko Akabori

Look at this tuna head! It was fucking HUGE–I could easily fit my own head into its mouth. Its eyeball was so clear, it looked as though it were still alive, looking deep into my soul, prodding me to try its precious ruby red flesh. Sorry I have not been blogging so much. Every day […]

September 9, 2010

Japanify: Onigiri (Rice Balls)

by Yoko Kumano

My mom used to pack rice balls for me as an elementary school kid for lunch way before the sushi craze swept the nation and way before there were sightings of Alice Waters toting around onigiri. Having these balls of rice wrapped in “black stuff” was actually a source of shame and anxiety for me […]

October 31, 2009

Tokyo JUNKtion: “Here’s LOOKing at you!”

by Yoko Kumano

My husband and I took a stroll around Tsukijishijo (Tsukuji Fish Market) yesterday after running an errand in Ginza. I used to work near Tsukiji and never had the privilege of spending a day-off there. It was the same Tsukiji I went to on my lunch breaks, but it makes it a lot more exciting […]

February 24, 2009

Tuna Rib (Nakaochi)

by Caroline McKenzie

Just before Christmas of 2007, Tyson and I went to Kanoyama for a holiday dinner. Having read about the restaurant in various online forums, we were interested in trying out a new sushi place… but mostly, we were looking forward to trying the bluefin tuna rib, or nakaochi. We recently returned to Kanoyama, following its […]