Product Review: Ochazuke from Nagatanien

Since yesterday was National Beer Lover’s Day, I bet a lot of people had a fantastic Happy Hour last night. Do you remember how many glasses of drink you had? Depending how well today (or this week) goes, today’s dinner will be too much for your stomach after hangover.  To make sure you’ll recover from…

Natto Gohan(Rice)

Happy Natto Day! 7/10 in Japan is called Natto Day, since 7 and 10 sounds like Natto! 7 = Nana or Shichi 10 = Ju or Toh    So, today’s the day to spot a light on natto, traditional soul food yet very famous as a bizarre food.  The reason why people consider natto bizarre…

Grilled Bibimbap Rice Balls

Happy Friday! And for those who live in the US, happy Independence Day weekend! Some people are looking forward to the fireworks since we’re only allowed to do it on this day(and unfortunately we’re not allowed to do this year…we already got wildfire warning so big no no to anything flammable;(  ), but for the…

Inari-zushi

Happy International Sushi Day!  Did you know, today(6/18) is the day to enjoy Sushi world wide!    A lot of people would think about having nigiri or rolls, but did you notice something slipped from your mind: Inari!  Inari is a type of sushi wrapped with thin, fried tofu that is cooked in the sweet…

Vegan Mapo Tofu

Happy National Beverage Day and No Diet Day! Did you know, 5/6 is the day to enjoy refreshing drinks without thinking about diet! So some of you may think that why I’m posting about world famous Chinese dish today…but here is a reason. Mapo tofu is considered as beverage sometimes in Japan, especially from young(around…

Rice Balls

Happy National Rice Ball Day!  Did you know, today 4/19 is the day to enjoy Japanese soul food of rice ball: onigiri!   I grew up with eating them, so I’m one of the expert of rice ball lovers! Anytime I needed lunch box to bring, my mom made a couple of them. When the…