Category: Other Sushi Randomness

Here I include sushi restaurant reviews and book reviews, as well as anything else that doesn’t fit into any other category.

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Happy tenth birthday, Sushi Day!

Ten years ago, I was only twenty years old. Ten years ago, I was known as “the ballerina” to everyone who knew me, even though I never quite danced professionally. Ten years ago, I was in the midst of college, trying to figure out what to do with my life – should I become a

New Year’s Sushi Craziness!

<p>Note: I wrote this post shortly after New Year's. And then couldn't decide when to post it, or if I should post it, and... now it's two months late and I'm posting it anyways. Yeah... I'm an awesome blogger like that. Enjoy!</p> <p>---</p> <p>Happy New Year!</p> <p>I hope 2014 started out with a little less excitement for you than it did for me!</p> <p>Ever since starting <a href="http://sushiday.com">Sushi Day</a> back in 2006, I've gotten the

The Ramen Burger in LA!

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm8.staticflickr.com/7449/10043159573_5005408ca9_z.jpg" alt="Ramen Burger"/> </span> <p>Have you heard of the <a href="http://ramenburger.com">Ramen Burger™</a>?</p> <p>They say it's the next Cronut.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/9429058588_792299df4d_z.jpg" alt="Ramen burger on TV"/> </span> <p>Started in New York just <a href="http://www.goramen.com/2013/08/smorgasburg-week-1-shoyu-ramen-burger.html">two months ago</a> by <a href="http://www.goramen.com/">Chef Keizo Shimamoto</a>, the Ramen Burger™ has taken the ramen world by storm.</p> <p>If his name sounds familiar to you, there's a good reason for it - <a href="http://twitter.com/goramen">Keizo</a> and I have been friends for several years now, and I've mentioned him

Mitsuwa Kyushu and Okinawa Fair

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/9323728713_1f80fdfc6a_z.jpg" alt="Ramen shop"/> </span> <p>It's time for another Mitsuwa fair, and all of the delicious things that comes with it!</p> <p>This past weekend they had their <a href="http://www.mitsuwa.com/event/eevent.php?e=45">Kyushu and Okinawa Fair</a> at the Torrance, Costa Mesa, and San Diego stores. (If you're near San Jose, Chicago, or New Jersey, check out their <a href="http://www.mitsuwa.com/event/eevent.php?e=45">event page</a> - the fair is in those cities this upcoming Thursday through Sunday!)</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm6.staticflickr.com/5321/9323726803_ee5a1725ea_z.jpg" alt="Condiments for ramen"/> </span> <p>As usual, they

Mitsuwa Japanese Gourmet Fair

<p>If you live near Torrance, CA or New Jersey, and if you like Japanese food (which, if you don't, I hate to tell you this might not be the right food blog for you... ;) ), then you MUST go to the <a href="http://www.mitsuwa.com/event/eevent.php?e=37">Mitsuwa Japanese Gourmet Fair</a> this weekend (next weekend if you're in New Jersey). (Also, if you live near Costa Mesa, San Jose, San Diego, or Chicago, they all have smaller

Fridgg: A place for people who love food

<p>This post is about you guys. I adore you, you guys are incredibly precious to me, and I have a new project that I've created just for you.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1232/5153085688_5e5d06c0e6_b.jpg" alt="Kimchee, bacon, and egg sandwich"/> </span> <p>We all know you guys like food. Looking at photos of food, reading about food, learning about and drooling over all types of different foods.</p> <p>That much is clear - otherwise, why would you be here?</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm7.static.flickr.com/6042/6222431148_e7704a7fbd_b.jpg" alt="Cauliflower

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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