Some new posts, some older posts that deserve a second look, and some back by popular demand.
Ah… “Main Street” in Hakata An Industrial Exhibition on the east side of Ohori Koen Gofukuomachi Nakasu An onsen and Beppu More Fukuoka, including Hakata Station
Way back when I was planning to first come to Japan – we’re talking 1989 for those who need the dirty details – I assumed that there would be a wide selection of Chinese and Korean food available. Like Mexican food in the US, right? I mean, all these countries are right next to each […]
Halloween has really caught on in a big in Japan. It’s a natural fit for a country so in love with cosplay. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when it’s not Halloween here. Thankfully, for the housebound and unadventurous, there are some really creative Halloween cakes. Enough to bring tears of joy… Photo credit: FabCafe https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabcafe/
I would have translated it as “crazy cheap.” But I like crazy vegetables too much to do that.
For several years, we have been enjoying biwa fruit from our tree in the back. Biwa, for the uninitiated, is a popular but seasonal Japanese fruit called loquat in English. Since loquat is only slightly better known among non-botanists than biwa, and since it is well known in Japan, I’m sticking […]
Ate at a restaurant owned by a Taiwanese friend. They started as a tiny shop, gradually took up more space, and are now pretty busy every day and a bit famous. I moved in across the street from them 25 years ago when I was new to Japan, and it’s nice to see they’ve […]
Though I have spent most of the last 25 years in Japan, I feel the need to dump my thoughts, ideas, recipes and rants. Some brilliant (I hope) and some stupid (without a doubt, and usually following sake consumption). Food and drink take up a big part of this. Not necessarily Japanese food, but anything […]