Tagged: food

Japan Scene 4: Attacked by Rice Worshipers

It was supposed to be a normal lunch session at my junior high school. I’m not someone who eats a lot of food at once; I eat small portions often. Needless to say the speed eating coupled with large portions of food served for lunch...

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A Taste of Japan by Mike Arce

I really miss Japan. My short three week trip almost 3 years ago now (yes times flies) continues to be a treasure trove of memories. When I surfed into a video entitled “A Tate of Japan” posted by Mike Arce on Vimeo recently I starting...

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Japan Snippet – Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki literally means “what you like” or “what you want” and is basically a dish consisting of a mash-up of various ingredients cooked together to create a delightfully delicious combination that even a picky eater like me enjoyed. After exploring Nara all day and working...

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Eating Okonomiyaki in Kyoto

Okonomiyaki

Just about every waking hour of my Japan experience was enjoyable and memorable in some way or another. Even when it became time eat I was still being adventurous almost all the time. I have already covered quite a few of my gastronomical adventures when...

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Cooking Japanese in Jamaica – New Gleaner Lifestyle series

I was pleasantly surprised when reading the Jamaica Gleaner online today to discover the first entry in what is promised to be a  new series called “Cooking Japanese in Jamaica”. It will be written by Japanese national Ai Irisawa-Coney and will teach readers how to make some...

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Yakitori – Japanese-style Grilled Chicken on Sticks

Yakitori is one of those “regular” types of foods the (formerly) picky eater in me wanted to try when I arrived in Japan. After grabbing 3 different flights and making it halfway around the world from Kingston to Tokyo I met up with a Jamaican...

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That delicious Japanese noodle dish called Ramen

Next in line in the long list of things I did for the first time while in Japan is eating that delicious Japanese noodle dish called Ramen. Ramen for me is one of those iconic Japanese dishes I see so much in movies, anime etc...

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Yoshinoya Fast Food – Cheap Beef Bowls for all

Yoshinoya is a well known Japanese fast food chain that has it’s root in Japan from as far back as 1899. Yoshinoya is famous for it’s Gyudon or Beef Bowls which are prepared quickly with a variety of side dishes and toppings at very affordable...

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Gundam Cafe – A shrine for fans of the Gundam Franchise

Being the rabid Gundam fan I am I was disappointed that I was unable to see the Life-sized RX-78 Gundam in Tokyo or in Shizouka. My last chance to see it was when it returned disassembled in the name of charity but I unfortunately missed out on...

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Hitsumabushi – Barbecued Eel never tasted so good

I have babbled a lot about how Japan is crazy about food, and how pleasantly surprised I was when I arrived at the variety of gastronomical delights available that quickly vanquish the proverbial “picky eater” in me as I felt that I was missing out...

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