Month: September 2012

Japan Day 2: Take me out to the ball game…

<p>Our second day in Japan began with onigiri. Delicious, delicious onigiri.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7641562518_99b257de4e_b.jpg" alt="Onigiri display at Mai Mai"/> </span> <p>We found an onigiri specialty shop in Shimbashi station (when facing the entrance to the JR lines, it's in the far left corner) called Mai Mai.</p> <p>(We went there so often, the woman who works there started bringing out the English menu whenever she saw us coming!)</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7641566844_c147809cb3_b.jpg" alt="Mai Mai"/> </span> <p>(And what is it with Japanese women

Japan Day 1: We came for the ramen

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm8.staticflickr.com/7134/7534705772_dc50f0f894_b.jpg" alt="View from our hotel room"/> </span> <p>Day 1. Our first full day in Japan. We woke up to find we had quite a lovely view of Hamarikyu Gardens from our hotel room.</p> <p>Since we weren't able to get our JR Passes <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2012/09/10/japan-day-0-not-so-plain-plane-food/">the previous evening when we arrived in Japan</a>, off we went to Shinagawa station, where there was a JR Exchange Office.</p> <p>And back we went to our hotel room, because someone

Japan Day 0: Not so plain plane food!

<p>As some of you might know, in January of this year I started a podcast - <a href="http://misofy.com/podcast/">Miso Hungry Podcast</a>, all about Japanese food! - with Rachael Hutchings of <a href="http://www.lafujimama.com/">La Fuji Mama</a>. (And if you didn't know, then you should definitely <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/miso-hungry-podcast/id495535054">go listen to one of our 25 (plus 2 mini) episodes</a>! Seriously, go. Now. This post can wait, promise. ^_^)</p> <p>A couple of months into the podcast,

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