Vegetarian Dashi

Vegetarian Dashi

Even though I am by no means vegetarian, I have a tendency to make vegetarian dashi far more than the normal dashi that uses bonito flakes. I especially like this version – nice and simple to make! Recipe from Vegetarian Sushi Secrets by Marisa Baggett, out today! Ingredients 3 cups (750 ml) cool water 2

spicy mushroom inari

Spicy Mushroom Inari

Every few months, Son and I go out to eat KBBQ with some of his old coworkers. Charred meat, a huge variety of banchan, your clothes smelling like KBBQ all the way home… what’s not to love? Unless, of course, you’re the one vegetarian of the group, who always gets stuck in the corner, marinating

Japan Day 13: Goodbye, Japan!

<p>It's been two and a half years since <a href="http://fridgg.com/phuson">Son</a> and I went to Japan with <a href="http://www.lafujimama.com/">Rachael</a> and her family, and it seems I never quite finished posting about the trip! Oops.</p> <p>However, since I find it helpful to refer back to the trip (especially when other people ask for recommendations), and I hope you all find these posts interesting and informative, I'm going to post about the rest of the trip anyways!

Japan Day 12: Nishiki, CUBE, so much food!

<p>It's been two and a half years since <a href="http://fridgg.com/phuson">Son</a> and I went to Japan with <a href="http://www.lafujimama.com/">Rachael</a> and her family, and it seems I never quite finished posting about the trip! Oops.</p> <p>However, since I find it helpful to refer back to the trip (especially when other people ask for recommendations), and I hope you all find these posts interesting and informative, I'm going to post about the rest of the trip anyways!

Japan Day 11: Eating Osaka

<p>It's been two and a half years since <a href="http://fridgg.com/phuson">Son</a> and I went to Japan with <a href="http://www.lafujimama.com/">Rachael</a> and her family, and it seems I never quite finished posting about the trip! Oops.</p> <p>However, since I find it helpful to refer back to the trip (especially when other people ask for recommendations), and I hope you all find these posts interesting and informative, I'm going to post about the rest of the trip anyways!

Salmon Poke

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm6.staticflickr.com/5198/14269154835_f29740010e_z.jpg" alt="salmon poke"/> </span> <p>A few months ago, a new restaurant opened in Redondo Beach that serves nothing but poke. We're kind of addicted. (We like the California Roll poke the best.)</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/13498624065_2e05468828_o.jpg" alt="Jus' Poke"/> </span> <p>A few weeks ago, <a href="http://fridgg.com/phuson">Son</a> and I went on a business trip/vacation to Europe, which was tons of fun, exhausting, and left us craving Asian food like crazy. (Check out <a href="http://instagram.com/sushiday/">my Instagram</a> for lots

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

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