April 26, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Mitsukoshi Restaurant (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

In Junichiro Tanizaki’s celebrated novel, The Makioka Sisters (or Sasameyuki (細雪), loosely translated as ‘light snow’ or ‘a flurry of snow’–titles in translations are always so different but I guess it’s as much about nuance as meaning), the four Makioka sisters, Tsuruko, Sachiko, Yukiko and Taeko, all born and bred in Osaka, take a trip […]

July 1, 2008

The Problem with Cabbage (Nagoya)

by Yoko Kumano

Mom used to make tonkatsu and ebi-fry for us. It was a treat. But I hated the shredded raw cabbage on the side. None of my American friends were eating cabbage, let alone raw cabbage. It just seemed so industrial age. The only way, I could force myself to enjoy the raw shredded cabbage was […]

January 31, 2008

Katsuhama Lunch

by Kayoko Akabori

We took our colleague David out for lunch yesterday cause he’s jumping ship. Sad for us he’s leaving, but happy cause we used it as an excuse to make a little excursion to Katsuhama. You see, I work all the way on 1st avenue in midtown, which means that it has to be a pretty […]