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How to make fresh mochi, or pounded rice, at home, with ease, and without a mochi making machine.

Filed under:  japanese rice new year holidays washoku mochi

img: a hot and steamy bowl of soba noodles to end the year

A new article in The Japan Times about toshikoshi soba. Plus, a little about my favorite food-eating model, Lena-chan, and her brother Lyoh.

Filed under:  japanese noodles holidays soba japan kids in the media writing elsewhere japan times

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I finally made it to Taimeiken, an old time yoshoku restaurant in Nihonbashi, to indulge in the original Tampopo Omuraisu (rice omelette). Yes, that Tampopo.

Filed under:  japanese restaurants yohshoku japan travel tokyo food movies review

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A new article in The Japan Times about winter fish, and how fish fits into a typical Japanese meal.

Filed under:  japanese fall winter fish japan seafood washoku in the media writing elsewhere japan times

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Step-by-step instructions for making very thin shavings or doing the sasagaki cut on fibrous root vegetables like the burdock root or gobo.

Filed under:  basics japanese vegetables ingredients fall washoku knife skills burdock

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A little slice of old Tokyo in an out-of-the-way area of Tokyo, Obana is an unagi-ya (eel restaurant) that even someone who's not an unagi fan can love.

Filed under:  food travel japanese restaurants japan washoku tokyo

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This is a traditional satoimo or taro root recipe, where some of the root is used in the nutty sweet-savory sauce. It's a very 'fall' dish.

Filed under:  japanese vegetables fall vegetarian washoku

Scenes from the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館)

A museum that pays homage to a single type of dish? Why not - this is Japan after all.

Filed under:  food travel japanese offbeat noodles japan ramen yokohama

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I have a new article in today's edition of The Japan Times, available online here, or in the print edition.

Filed under:  japanese rice onigiri japan washoku in the media writing elsewhere japan times

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Here's a rather unusual (to Western tastes anyway) way to enjoy cold soba noodles - with slimy grated nagaimo root.

Filed under:  japanese offbeat noodles soba japan washoku tororo nagaimo slimy

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