WisdomTeeth #SweetToothTokyo

Not the biggest sucker for sweets; if I’m gonna eat them, it’s gotta be worth it- rich, decadent, and doubtlessly dessert. So far in Japan, many desserts have left me longing for more- and likely to contain bean paste which is weird for us Westerners, granted that’s beginning to change (7-Eleven’s dorayaki with whipped cream?)….

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…

Slurping Noodles, Sipping Sake, and Seeing the Sights

I hope your Friday was good and your Sunday miraculous. I had the privilege of hosting my sister here in Japan last week. Having her here allowed me to appreciate my growth in knowledge of the Japanese language and culture compared to her blank slate. This is no mockery of her entertaining attempts to live…

BK Café: Home Away From Home

Maybe it’s my father’s fault, but I kinda like coffee. I like the mellow buzz of the bean, and, believe it or not, I like the taste and the smell of a good roast too. I sometimes walk down the coffee aisle and just take a whiff. In every city I find myself in, I’m…

Back Burner?

Concerned or frustrated with my posting schedule? Well, I am. But since this blog is devoted to my life in food, I figured I’d let you know the hold up. The bulk of my time writing is spent developing an essay required for a class. The assignment is to write a persuasive essay on a…

The First Day of Christmas… in Japan

    The rush in and out of crowded stores to grab last minute gifts and missing ingredients for tonight’s party at Auntie’s house. More congested than the stores are the kitchen counter; used dishes eagerly await their turn to be washed, open containers are scattered about- hinting at the menu- and that last dish…