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Japanify

Japanify: Tofu To-Go

Protein is a great thing to carry around. It stays together and packs an energy-filled punch, in comparison to a salad or veggie stir-fry --which can either take up lots of space or taste very bad because of a temperature change. Hunks of hamburg or...

Japanify

Japanify: Tamari Popcorn

A trip to Brattleboro, Vermont was just what I needed this winter... it provided a little R&R and an idea that was perfect for Japanify. Brattleboro put on quite a show for this Californian. It snowed just enough make the...

ReCPY

Lazy ReCPY: Addictive Beet Chips

Since my last post on an early Thanksgiving dinner, I went down to Fort Lauderdale, soaked in a lot of sun, darkened up the way a real Asian guy should look, then came back to a freezing NYC. I am depressed. I want...

Tokyo JUNKtion

Tokyo JUNKtion: Corpse Candy

It’s funny how when you mention Japan and food in the same sentence, there only seems to be two options. You can take the fabulous gourmet-cheering, sushi-adoring, heavenly-graced and experimenting Michelin-guided way. Or, you can choose the back alley into the...

USA JUNKtion: Smith's Scampi Fries

Found these Scampi Fries at a pub in New Orleans-- have you heard of them? They're from the UK. I thought they would taste like the Japanese Kappaebisen (shrimp chips), but they had more of a zingy citrus flavor than the scampi. This...

USA JUNKtion: Hubig's Pies from NOLA

A bartender at Royal Street Inn & Bar in NOLA was wearing this shirt: a cute cartoon caricature of a fat man carrying a pie, with the word "Hubig's" written across in cursive. It piqued my interest-- what was...

Dorayaki with Cream

My mama bought this special gift box of dorayaki at Mitsuwa the other day. I guess they were on sale for half-off ($9 instead of $18- Japanese gourmet snacks tend to be pricey); she's so friggin' shrewd!