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Japanify: How to Make Matcha

The first time I learned how to make matcha was from my grandmother, Baba-chan, in Tokyo. I was in second grade when she first showed me how to make matcha. I quickly forgot about it when I moved back to California in...

MOTOism

MOTOism: Italian Shumai

(Disclaimer: I did NOT see any of the shadows when I was taking these photos. Sorry about this. My pics are usually bad, but these are extra bad...) I love coming up with weird fusions. You will be surprised at how cultural...

MOTOism

MOTOism: Natto Brie Dip

I've made quite a few dishes using natto (fermented soy beans) in the past years -- from Natto Moffin to sweet Natto Sandwich. If you like natto, it's good with everything (almost), but if you hate natto, you...

Happy Hour

Happy Hour: Gin(jo) Rickey

With the opening of our bottle shop, I have been exploring the world of sake. Daiginjos, Junmais, Yamahais, Namas, I'm trying them all. While tasting all of the different sakes, there is one particular trait I'm always looking for: would this be good in a cocktail? Tis a...