Tag Archives: Japanese food

Fun Link Friday: Super-sized Sushi 🍣

Are you a hungry sushi enthusiast? Are you ready to tackle an 11 pound “Generous Roll”? Check out our quickie fun link Friday today, a video by Great Big Story on Hiromu Inagaki, who makes massive (and tiny!) sushi! Click … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sushi donuts?

Now that you’ve endured or enjoyed some matcha beer, here comes another innovation on the traditional… sushi donuts? The internet is having a time with this new interpretation of a traditional favorite, and frankly, I’m just as unsure how I … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Koi sushi

Happy New Year, everyone! While you’re making your resolutions and reflecting on how to make this the best 2016 ever, don’t forget to treat yourself to some delicious food! I bookmarked this amazing sushi from Earthables earlier in the year … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween Oden

ハッピーハロウィン! In the past, we’ve hosted Halloween FLFs on Halloween bento, so today I’m pleased to present the Halloween oden! Here are instructions on how to make all the normal oden ingredients (plus carrots and tomatoes) into adorable pumpkins, mummies, and ghosts. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Ice Cream

As much as I like eating local marionberry or coffee ice cream in the PNW, sometimes I just want a big cone of tulip, black-sesame, or sakura アイス!I hope you’re feeling hungry, because today’s fun link is about Japanese ice cream … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sushi bath towels

Summer is upon us! If you’re not in Japan getting pummeled by the early days of the rainy season, that is. So get your sunblock out and your bath towels ready. If you’re lucky, they’ll be towels designed ingeniously to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Regional Ramen of Japan

If there’s one thing you always need in a chilly Japan winter, it’s ramen. This week Lucky Peach posted a great little article on the regional ramen types of Japan, which is a neat guide to what goes into these … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Crochet yourself a delicious meal

Japan is famous for its obsession with fake food, but step outside your plastic comfort zone and get your crochet needle ready for this delicious looking bowl of fake ramen, brought to you with a full “how to” by Youtube … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Wagashi Designs from Nature

Japan’s wagashi (和菓子) are gorgeous gems of anko, mochi, and sugar. Get a look at how nature translates into sweets on Spoon & Tamago‘s review of Nakamura Hajime’s wagashi and nature photos from his website and book Wagashi. 

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Fun Link Friday: The Secret Science Behind Japanese Food Pairings

Why does sushi taste so good with wasabi? Why is edamame such a popular beer snack? Graham Nelson explores the science behind popular Japanese food pairings over on Spoon & Tamago. Check it out here.

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