Japanese


September 18, 2013

Kuishinbo: Otsukimi Dango

by Yuki HD

Japan has a wonderful fall tradition known as otsukimi (お月見) or Moon Festival, which celebrates both the moon and promise of a good harvest for the year.

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May 7, 2013

MOTOism: Artful Deco Roll

by Moto

The craze for sweets in Japan is so peculiar. There’s always, “This Year’s #1 Dessert!” which will inevitably be forgotten about next year.

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March 14, 2013

Tokyo JUNKtion: Dessert Le Comptoir (Fukasawa)

by yoko

The art of perfection is everywhere in Japan. In its laquerware, electronics and especially in its food. Dessert Le Comptoir in Fukasawa, Tokyo is an example of food perfection.

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March 12, 2013

Kuishinbo: Oba-chan’s Shochu Kumquats

by Umamimart Guest

By Yuki HD

When we were little we used to watch my oba-chan (grandmother) make this seasonal treat from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan.

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January 18, 2013

Postcard from Nahoko: In a Palatable Way (Karatsu)

by Nahoko Morimoto

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

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January 15, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Omiyage from Japan: Shonan Cheese Pie

by Sakura

There is something about Japanese confectionary and pâtisseries that pushes sweets to a level of sophistication I haven’t found anywhere else.

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November 27, 2012

MOTOism: No Ordinary Chestnuts

by Moto

Did you know that the U.S. lost all its chestnut trees back in early 1900s due to a disease brought over from China or Japan?

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November 6, 2012

MOTOism: Raisinwich is the New Macaron

by Moto

I don’t know about what’s going on in your city, but these days, NYC is filled with macaron shops. Sure some tastes better than others, but if you throw a stone, and it will hit a macaron shop or two.

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August 16, 2012

Tokyo JUNKtion: Toraya (Roppongi Hills)

by yoko

On the very special occasion that a visitor from Japan would bring Toraya to our home in Cupertino, I would actually be excited about eating.

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July 17, 2012

MOTOism: White Peach FroYo (Food Allergy Edition)

by Moto

As I’ve written about in the past, I have developed an annoying food allergy. I’ve discovered that stone fruite are definitely not for me.  

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