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: 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>

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

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