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Traditional Dinner Set: You’re not complete without soup!

Another part of the ten course meal (albeit small courses, but it’s a lot nonetheless): soup! I’m sure you guys have seen this before… clam soup! It was a very light soup and the clams were delicious and fresh. I … Continue reading

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Traditional Dinner Set: Sushi Roll… A Different Take

Continuing the Traditional Dinner Set, the next course was a different take on a sushi roll with a delicately wrapped piece of ginger on the side. Here we have the same components: rice and fish wrapped in seaweed. However, here, … Continue reading

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Traditional Dinner Set: Appetizer… or Course I

One of the most elegant meals I will always remember is when my host parents took me out to eat a very traditional dinner. That’s right, traditional dinner, complete with 10 courses/dishes. I counted. Don’t make fun. With the Traditional … Continue reading

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Breakfast is Serious Business

When I was in Japan, breakfast was probably the most surprising of the three meals I had. Oftentimes, my host mum will get up before 6 AM to take care of the laundry and prepare breakfast for my host dad … 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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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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