Category - Japan

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Japan in photos
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Thoughts on Japan
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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market (Part 2)
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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market
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Lost in Translation: Japan Edition

Japan in photos

Here are some pictures from our travels through Japan. We really enjoyed our travels there, and hopefully you can too through our photos. (more…)

Thoughts on Japan

Kaminarimon shopping Japan

Everyone’s wearing their best for the Asakusa Nakamise street shopping area near Kaminari-mon.

The Japanese culture is one that is probably pretty familiar to most people, given its prevalence in international cuisine, its anime and its notoriously far-out game shows. Without any first-hand knowledge, these aspects paint a rather interesting picture of Japan:

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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two-part post on the Tsukiji Fish Market. We’ll cover the rest of the bustling fish market.

Warning: This post has graphic content. Those who are squeamish should not continue reading.

 

The rest of the experience was no less exciting than the tuna auction. Outside that auction house lay the intermediate wholesalers, restaurants, and a marketplace. (more…)

From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market

This is the first part of a two-part post on the Tsukiji Fish Market. We’ll cover the star of the show: the tuna auction. We’ll talk about the rest of the market in a later one.

Warning: This post has graphic content. Those who are squeamish should not continue reading.

 

Most of us have had sushi at least once in our lives. There really is nothing like it in the food world. I enjoy that first bite, feeling the tenderness of the fish against the texture of the rice. But have you ever asked yourself how it got there? (more…)

Lost in Translation: Japan Edition

We had just gotten into Tokyo and I was hungry. So after wandering around the temples, we stumbled into our first 7/11. Now, the food selection is truly impressive. Each item is neatly bagged and described. Among those items are donuts, crispy puffs, onigiri (rice balls), and a host of other items (even crustless pre-made[…]

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