Where’s the SLURPEES?: 7 Eleven #MyKinjo

Alright, I’ll admit I didn’t do my homework, so this post is going to depend your participation. It’s been years since I walked into an American 7Eleven, and when I did,, it was for a SLURPEE and the 7Elevens here don’t seem to have any- so far. SO what do they have? Among friends who…

B* Wh@+?!: A Japanese Fruit

I feel like I’ve tasted it before. But I have never heard of it before arriving to Japan. One of the woman in the “soup kitchen” offered me after I inquired. And then I found them in good ol’ 7 Eleven. It’s called a biwa. You may have heard of it before, by another name:…

ON the Burner: Hot Pot at 温 (ON) Motsunabe Mise #MyKinjo

This will be fun! Thunderous laugher. The clinking of glasses. Window clinging steam. The rich aroma of dashi. All of this from within the small..”box” on the corner. All of this snatched my eyes, arrested my attention, and at first pumped my brakes on my bike ride home or on my way out for the…

鍋 Nabe (Nah-Beh)

A small earthenware vessel with a big pile of ingredients. Bubbling over an intimate table top burner, it embraces you with comfort and soothes your insides in the winter. During the summer though it can unleash torrents down your face, involuntarily raising your hand to pat your brow dry. I’m talking about nabe! Nabe simply means pot…

Cafe Continue #MyKinjo

I’ve told you plenty times now that I’ve got a thing for coffee. I owe it to my dad, who gave me my first cup- right out of the measuring cup, seemingly brewed with milk rather than water, loaded with sugar! Frappuccinos and matinee were a regular. When my mother lost me in the grocery…

Shout Out to Pops

I’ve been gone too long. This past week has been heavy. To make up for it, I do have some projects under development. But I’d like to take some time to share some of the foods whose memories I owe to my father. I told you about his preparation of BBQ chicken,  his love off coffee-…

Didn’t Forget

Didn’t forget about you. The Tip of the Tongue hasn’t dried up and the TasteBuds haven’t gone numb. I’m one device down but next post coming very soon!

カレ-Curry Up!

Disclaimer: This post has nothing to do with Steph Curry, other than his name, and the irony that his participation, with Golden State, in the NBA Finals, coincides with the golden curries featured at Yokosuka Curry Festival weekend. But the first results on an image search on Google.com yields the results to the left. But,…

More Than a Cook

Memorial Day, the day we pay tribute to our fallen heroes. I admit, joining the Navy for me was result of no heroic ambition. I recognize the smallest risk associated with the commitment to military service but it’s not my desire to be a Navy SEAL. That said, I have a greater appreciation who have…

The Way of the Kitchen

The time spent completing writing assignments for school has stolen the time I’d spend writing for you. So I figured I’d share with you at least the fruits of my labor. The assignment was to pick a form of media and to define the culture that created it and the culture that it’s created: Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman

What Words: a Mother’s Day Nibble

Many mothers wish to hold their babies as the cute, cuddly creatures they gave birth to. “You’ll always be my baby.” This Mother’s Day, I’m giving my Mommy that younger me with a heart of appreciation.

Tsukiji Fish Market

Climbing the stairs to exit the Higashi-ginza subway station, I was vaguely reminded of NY, emerging to the more pleasant scents of the surface, the smell of specialty food shops. But I was looking for a particular smell- of the ocean, as it climbed into the air from the scaled and shelled offerings of Tsukiji Fish…