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.

Tokyo, Japan: Yoshinoya, Ginza, Tokyo Imperial Palace, and CoCo Curry

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4586184546_b9c51d4e50_b.jpg" alt="Brian, Francis, and Dave in Yoshinoya"/> </span> On our fourth day in Japan, we started the day by walking to the other side of Shinagawa station to try Yoshinoya for breakfast. <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4586185376_e8dd0007ae_b.jpg" alt="Ginger container in Yoshinoya"/> </span>

Tokyo, Japan: Ueno Park, Akihabara… oh, and a giveaway!

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm3.static.flickr.com/2275/4514556559_37550c4894_b.jpg" alt="Cherry blossoms"/> <small>Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/franksvalli">David Calhoun</a></small> </span> I've never been much of a traveler. (Though you wouldn't know it from my itinerary for this year.) Up until a couple of years ago, I had only been to a few states aside from California, and never been off the mainland. And <em>certainly</em> never to another country. However, I've always wanted to go to Japan. I just never thought I'd get

Menu For Hope 6

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://www.chezpim.com/.a/6a00d83451bc0669e20120a6f07819970b-pi" alt=""/> </span> <p>Every year, food bloggers around the world donate bid items in an effort to raise money to benefit the UN World Food Programme. (You can read more about it <a href="http://www.chezpim.com/blogs/2009/12/mfh6main.html">here</a>.) For every $10 you <a href="http://firstgiving.com/menuforhope6">donate</a>, you get to bid on one of <a href="http://www.chezpim.com/blogs/2009/12/mfh6main.html">many fantastic items</a>. This year, I've decided to donate a bid item as well.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://www.chezpim.com/.a/6a00d83451bc0669e20120a6f090c2970b-pi" alt=""/> </span> <p>As many of you know, I cannot

Sushi, Sushi, Sushi

<span class="bigPic"> <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/10/21/south-wedge-roll/"><img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm4.static.flickr.com/3579/3321325531_222891983f_b.jpg" alt="South Wedge Roll"/></a> <small>South Wedge Roll - smoked salmon, cucumber, bacon, wasabi mayonnaise</small> </span> <p>Uninspired. That's how I've felt lately, when it comes to sushi. Or, more specifically, when it comes to writing about sushi. My love of sushi is no less, nor has my desire to share this love with all of you diminished any. But it's been months since I've brought you a recipe here on Sushi

An Interview with Casson Trenor

<p>After my <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/09/02/an-interview-with-hajime-sato/">interview with Hajime</a>, I got to sit down for a few minutes with Casson Trenor, sustainability expert and author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1556437692?ie=UTF8&tag=sush-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1556437692">Sustainable Sushi: A Guide to Saving the Oceans One Bite at a Time</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=sush-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1556437692" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3854231725_af77ba40f0_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p><strong>Allison:</strong> So how did you get into the business of sustainability with seafood... how did you get started with that?</p> <p><strong>Casson:</strong> I get asked

An Interview with Hajime Sato

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3854234279_0a03d003f5_b.jpg" alt="Mashiko"/> </span> <p>The day after the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/08/24/sustainable-sushi-at-mashiko-seattle-wa/">dinner at Mashiko</a>, I was scheduled to be back at <a href="http://www.sushiwhore.com/">Mashiko</a> in the afternoon, to interview Hajime and Casson.</p> <p>First, Son and I sat down with Hajime and Casson - Son took pictures, I asked questions, and Hajime and Casson discussed my questions to the music of the kitchen prepping for the first evening of service with a completely sustainable menu. Though this was supposed

Sustainable Sushi at Mashiko – Seattle, WA

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_18640000_75___farm4.static.flickr.com/3574/3844734782_f6ed2a6494_b.jpg" alt="Mashiko"/> </span> <p>About a month ago, I was hanging out on <a href="http://twitter.com/sushiday">twitter</a>, and got a tweet from <a href="http://twitter.com/CassonTrenor">Casson Trenor</a> (you may remember I've written about him when I <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/02/28/sustainable-sushi-contest/">had a contest to give away several copies of his book</a> and <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/06/05/protesting-bluefin-tuna/">wrote about some bluefin tuna protests happening in Los Angeles</a>): "any chance you can be in seattle mid-aug? Opening a new sustainable sushi restaurant, would lovelovelove to have you

Japanese Food and Sake Festival

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_186400_75___farm4.static.flickr.com/3360/3332888682_37dc43d5ec_b.jpg" alt="Miso Soup with Bonito"/> </span> <p>So. Much. Good. Food. More than anything, that is the thing that stands out the most about the <a href="http://japanesefoodculture.org/">Japanese Food and Sake Festival</a> presented by the Japanese Food Culture Association and the Japan America Society of Southern California. The festival was held yesterday afternoon at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, and because we have some <a href="http://whiteonricecouple.com/blog/">awesome friends</a>, we were able

Musha Izakaya

<a class="bigPic" href="#" title="Musha"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_186400_75___farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/2990066353_cd7c4fc58b_b.jpg" alt="Musha"/> </a> <p>A couple of weeks ago, Son and I decided we were in the mood for Japanese... but not sushi. (I know, blasphemy! Really, people. I eat many foods aside from sushi.) A quick search on <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/musha-restaurant-santa-monica">Yelp</a> found a cute little Japanese Izakaya called <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/musha-restaurant-santa-monica">Musha</a>. </p> <a class="bigPic" href="#" title="Spicy Tuna Dip"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_186400_75___farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2988752814_68f25c33b6_b.jpg" alt="Spicy Tuna Dip"/> </a> <p>The first dish that came out was the Spicy

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