Gumi Gift
Sake Pairing Recipe

O.T.R. (Okinawan Taco Rice)

Had our friend Covid never happened, Yoko and I would be in Kyushu right now, lying on the beach in Okinawa, drinking awamori, enjoying the lackadaisical tropical life. No joke, we were going to spend a month there!  Instead, we're stuck in fire country, between the coldass...

Lazyass Cookin'

Lazyass Cookin': Goya Champuru

I don't know what's going on in your neck of the woods, but what is going on with the weather in the Bay Area?!?!? We are experiencing really schizophrenic weather patterns -- it will go from warm to cold in an instant. Take today, Tuesday...

Japanify

Japanify: Goya (Bitter Melon)

I finally had the guts to buy a goya because there was a half-cut goya on sale for 50 yen at my local supermarket last week. I had always envied my Okinawan friend who could nonchalantly cook up...

Dream Shop TOMURU (Ishigaki)

I would like to go by the 1992 Vanessa Williams' hit "Save the Best for Last" regarding my reviews for the various eats I experienced during my 5-day trip to Ishigakijima (Okinawa). Ishigakijima is the most beautiful place I have ever been to....