November 6, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Prawn Mee and All That (Kuala Lumpur)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Believe it or not, I was only in Kuala Lumpur for four days, one of which was spent with family outside KL and another stuck in traffic in KL. Did I mention how terrible the traffic is over there? We spent 1.5 hrs in what should have been a 15 min journey. Sigh. After arriving […]

September 16, 2013

Furochan Eats: Sapporo’s Soup Curry is a Joy Forever (Until You Finish Eating It)

by Florentyna Leow

“I hate Tokyo.” S’s face was perfectly serious. “Sapporo is so much better — less people, nice weather, great seafood, lots of snow… and Tokyo sucks during the summer.” I’ll never hate Tokyo but you can’t argue with a Sapporo boy on that last point. Hokkaido is one of the best places to be during […]

January 2, 2013

Zosui for the New Year

by Kayoko Akabori

There is nothing like zosui (rice porridge) to soothe a year of overeating + drinking. Recipe here.

December 20, 2012

Japanify: Matsutake Soup

by Yoko Kumano

Taking half an hour out of my schedule to slow down and warm up has been possible these past few weeks thanks to this simple soup. The arrival of matsutake mushrooms is here and I couldn’t be more excited. This year at my local market, they have sorted the mushrooms by #1s and #6s. If […]

September 25, 2012

MOTOism: Farewell to Summer: Corn 2 Ways

by Moto Yamamoto

Summer is over, but I like the beginning of the autumn. I can finally wear layers, and the chill in the morning and evening is comforting. And knitting season starts just about now! Although the food supply has lost seasonality in many ways and we can basically find almost any ingredient, any day of the […]

March 2, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: China Village (Albany)

by Kayoko Akabori

I woke up to an email this morning with the subject line: “You’re so ahead of your time!” Bryan’s good friend Rob was informing me that March is National Noodle Month, and forwarded me this article about the celebrations in LA. So what the hell, let’s extend noodle month through March! April! FOREVER! Today, I […]

December 5, 2011

ReCPY: Gourmet Comfort Soup

by Moto Yamamoto

Chicken noodle soup, whatever the reason maybe, is often eaten when we are sick. I have no idea why. I don’t think there’s any anti-cold medication in it, nor is it medically proven to cure illnesses whatsoever. I guess it’s simply the comfort of its flavor, clear soup, with healthy vegetables, along with the filling […]

October 7, 2011

Super Faminto: Caldo Verde: Portuguese Kale Soup

by Bryan Sanders

Over the last year, I have been desperately trying to get my hands on the Ghosts of the Great Highway LP by Sun Kil Moon aka Mark Kozelek from Red House Painters. If not familiar with any of his bands or side projects, most remember him as Stillwater’s bassist Larry Fellows in the Cameron Crowe […]

July 28, 2011

Japanify: Sashimi in Sesame Sauce + Ochazuke (Tea-Soaked Rice)

by Yoko Kumano

I visited my mom recently and she served me one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time–tai chazuke. Chazuke is short for ochazuke, a common method of enjoying rice in Japan. A bowl of rice is topped with condiments and hot tea or dashi is poured over it. Tai chazuke is […]

February 2, 2011

Packaging Whore: Suppon Soup in a Can

by Kayoko Akabori

My pal Washi just got back from Japan and brought me an entire BAG full of fun omiyage (gifts)! Little booties from Muji, a pack of Nagoya-style miso udon, and a can of… kan kohi (canned coffee)? I read it aloud, “ゴールド すっぽん スープ” aka Gold Suppon Soup. “Turtle,” Washi translated. Turtle soup? IN A […]