Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cafeteria Series: Moo~

Cafeteria Series is back! Today, we have Hanbagu (ハンバーグ), also called Hamburg Steak. I, on the other hand, like to call it “Hamburger without a bun” 😀 It’s called Hamburg Steak, but it is actually a popular Salisbury Steak dish … Continue reading

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A Really Awesome Meal of… Something

This here, is a really awesome meal of… something. That I don’t remember. I remember eating this for one of my first meals out with my host mother and a family friend. I can’t remember exactly what it’s called, but … Continue reading

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Cafeteria Series: Foxy foxy~!

I think it’s only appropriate that my first food post of the cafeteria series is about my first meal in the cafeteria! This is Kitsune Udon (きつねうどん), which translates into “Fox Udon” (Kitsune = Fox). This is a lightly flavored … Continue reading

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Cafeteria Series: Welcome to Kyudai’s Cafeteria

While studying abroad in Japan, it wasn’t always about delicious homemade meals or eating out at fancy schmancy restaurants. Studying abroad also meant quite a lot of… Cafeteria Food. Now, from what little I remember of elementary/middle/high school cafeteria food … Continue reading

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As I like to say, a New Year brings good food!

To those who are following the lunar calender, Happy Chinese New Year! As I went home this past weekend and consequently ate twice my body weight, I was reminded of special New Years food that my host mom made for … Continue reading

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Remember how you could use numbers to type out JELLO on a calculator?

Let me start this post by telling you how accomplished my host mother is: She has successfully raised two sons (one with an adorable daughter, the other soon to get married), takes care of almost all the housework, works at … Continue reading

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Can you say “pretty”?

Or “delicate”? or “elegant”? Or any other relevant synonym for this little beauty? Although you may see a few of these traditional Japanese confectionery items here and there in America, such as dango and mochi, they can’t compare to the … Continue reading

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Welcome!

California Roll, not real sushi? WHAT? My reaction exactly. That is, until I studied abroad for two months during the summer of 2011 at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan and experienced the real deal. There, my eyes and palette (literally!) were opened … Continue reading

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