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.

Tataki and Mindshare, bringing sustainable sushi to Los Angeles

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm7.staticflkr.com/6227/6866400766_7ecf798e19_b.jpg" alt="seared albacore tuna belly nigiri"/> </span> <p>Sustainability is an important food issue these days. But what people don't always realize, is that it can also be a very <em>delicious</em> issue.</p> <p>Luckily, we have people like <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/09/02/an-interview-with-hajime-sato/">Hajime Sato</a> of <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/08/24/sustainable-sushi-at-mashiko-seattle-wa/">Mashiko</a>, the lovely people at <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2010/10/29/an-interview-with-the-men-of-i-love-blue-sea/">I Love Blue Sea</a>, and <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/09/07/an-interview-with-casson-trenor/">Casson Trenor</a> to show us just how delicious sustainability can be.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm8.staticflkr.com/7057/6866383316_125023237a_b.jpg" alt="The Butterfly Project Loft"/> </span> <p>Last week was a perfect

Miso Hungry! (I’ve got an exciting announcement… and a giveaway!)

<p>Food blogging. It's mostly written word, complemented by some (hopefully) beautiful photographs of delicious food, with maybe an occasional video or two thrown in the mix. Blogging's easy. Anyone can do it (lots of people do, and very well at that!)</p> <p>Then there's podcasting. Another beast entirely. Wrought with all sorts of challenges and insecurities blogging doesn't provide. (After all, who doesn't think it's really flipping weird, when made

New Year’s Sushi – Our first video!

<p>For a while now, I've been wanting to do a video or two on Sushi Day.</p> <p>And as I've mentioned in years past, New Year's day is a huge sushi day for the Japanese side of my family.</p> <p>So Son and I figured, why not combine the two?</p> <p>Without further ado... our first Sushi Day video! Straight from my itsy bitsy kitchen, on New Year's morning 2011.</p> <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/5_ellKorZzQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&hd=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/5_ellKorZzQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&hd=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b"

Sustainable New Year’s Sushi, Anyone? (A contest!)

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm3.static.flickr.com/2069/2174867858_e5c6186310_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p>As I've mentioned in years past, sushi is a big tradition for my family (and many other Japanese families) on <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2008/01/07/new-years-sushi/">New Year's day</a>. (Gosh, I look so young in that post! No laughing.) I can't remember a single year that we haven't had some sort of sushi on New Year's. And ever since I started Sushi Day four years ago, I've been the one to provide

Tataki Sushi Bar – San Francisco, CA

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1243/5098712995_342a0b90a4_b.jpg" alt="The front view of Tataki Sushi Bar"/> </span> <p>Ever since getting to know <a href="http://www.sustainablesushi.net/">Casson Trenor</a> and going to the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/08/24/sustainable-sushi-at-mashiko-seattle-wa/">Mashiko</a> dinner a year ago, I've been wanting to go to the sustainable sushi restaurant that Casson is part-owner of, <a href="http://www.tatakisushibar.com/">Tataki</a>.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1254/5099314020_a545b571b6_b.jpg" alt="A Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Guide at every table"/> </span>

An Interview With the Men of I Love Blue Sea

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1358/5126954129_3c4e68e119_o.gif" alt="I Love Blue Sea"/> </span> A couple of weeks ago, Son and I went up to San Francisco for <a href="http://eatthelove.blogspot.com/2010/10/dont-forget-homos-blogher-food-2010.html">BlogHer Food</a>. Or rather, I went for the conference, and he just tagged along. Since we had a wedding to go to for a <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=51851624&l=de87784701&id=6005273">dear friend of mine from high school</a> the next weekend, we decided to make a road trip out of it, and stay up in San Francisco the week

Tokyo, Japan: Our last two days, and a visit to Bassanova!

<strong>If you're looking for the Tour de France post, check it out on my other food blog, <a href="">Fridgg</a>! :D</strong> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4779055031_4dc04052dd_b.jpg" alt="Robot statue"/> </span> On our second to last day in Japan, we visited the Ghibli Museum. You know the Japanese animated films like Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service...? Well, Ghibli is the man who did all the art for those movies, and this museum is dedicated to him

Nagano, Japan: Snow Monkeys!!!

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4714496883_b69fa8eccb_b.jpg" alt="Grilled mochi with red beans"/> </span> Our sixth day in Japan started early, so we ate breakfast on the train... grilled mochi filled with adzuki beans that we had purchased the night before. Yum. <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4715127794_6603dcb221_b.jpg" alt="Nagano houses"/> </span>

Tokyo, Japan: Tsukiji Fish Market and the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4587813779_a326bf3b58_b.jpg" alt="Me in the hotel hall before Tsukiji Fish Market"/> </span> Our fifth day in Japan was one of the longest, and also by far one of my absolute favorite days there. You'll see why in a moment... :D We got up early, and headed out to the Tsukiji Fish Market. <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4587817041_a7d8dce7f0_b.jpg" alt="Stalls at Tsukiji"/> </span>

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