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.

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,

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

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