Japan Day 9: Goodbye Tokyo, Hello Kyoto!

<p>Our ninth day in Japan was our last day in Tokyo. We started the morning by finishing up packing (and ate a couple of onigiri), before checking out and leaving our baggage with the front desk so we could do a couple more things in Tokyo before heading to Kyoto.</p> <p>We met Rachael and her girls at their hotel, and headed to Kappabashi - the "cooking street".</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8223101860_7a4613f139_z.jpg" alt="Kappabashi"/> </span> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8222024653_2f59e134e2_c.jpg" alt="Chef Statue

Japan Day 8: Bowls the size of your head!

<p>On the eigth day of our Japan trip, my true love gave to me... cookbooks, udon, and sushiiii!!!</p> <p>(Sorry, now that Thanksgiving is past, I'm in a bit of a Christmas-y mood!)</p> <p>So. Day 8. This was a hot, hot day!</p> <p>Our eighth day in Japan started out like this.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7534835564_6234d6ccc3_z.jpg" alt="Itch cream"/> </span> <p>If, like us, your legs get attacked by crazy biting bugs <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2012/10/15/japan-day-5-amazing-kate/">when you're out late at a park</a>, then you'll want

Japan Day 7: Visiting the zoo in the middle of a typhoon!

<p>This post was supposed to go up a week or two ago, but then Hurricane Sandy hit. While I'm on the west coast, and not directly affected by the storm, I felt like it would be a bit insensitive to be posting about a fairly minor typhoon in Japan while everyone on the east coast was dealing with the Hurricane.</p> <p>The TED blog has a great post about <a href="http://blog.ted.com/2012/11/05/how-you-can-help-hurricane-sandy-relief/">ways you can help</a> those

Pumpkin Pie Wontons with Maple Whipped Cream

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8208/8163465823_f0beba2d2f_z.jpg" alt="Pumpkin Pie Wontons with Maple Whipped Cream"/> </span> <p>Now that we've launched <a href="http://fridgg.com/">Fridgg</a>, I'm a little more conscious of being on top of holidays before they happen (unlike how I always used to post holiday recipes a week or so after the fact!) For example, I got the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2012/10/29/spooky-halloween-sushi/">Halloween sushi</a> post up a couple of days before Halloween, and here I am with a <a href="http://fridgg.com/tag/Thanksgiving">Thanksgiving</a> post a whole two

Spooky Halloween Sushi

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8136293481_3810ef7e5c_z.jpg" alt="Black rice sushi cube with uni and smoked paprika"/> </span> <p>I recently realized that in all the six years that Sushi Day has been around, I've never once done a single Halloween post.</p> <p>Not a single one!</p> <p>Obviously, that needed to change.</p>

Japan Day 6: One fish, no fish, raw fish, goatfish

<p>On the morning of our sixth day in Japan, we planned to go to Tsukiji fish market with Rachael.</p> <p>Key word: "planned".</p> <p>We dragged ourselves out of bed around 3am. Neither Son nor I are morning people (we're more likely to be going to bed around 3am), so there was definite dragging involved, however before long we were up and ready to go see some fish!</p> <p>And then we got stuck in our hotel.</p> <p>Seriously.</p> <p>As I've mentioned

Japan Day 5: Amazing Kate!

<p>On our fifth day in Japan, we spent the morning without Rachael and her family, as they had another commitment.</p> <p>So what did we do with our time by ourselves? Well, our first order of business was Beard Papa's. Which, by now, probably doesn't surprise you one bit.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7534753330_5f7d514113_c.jpg" alt="Coffee cream puff"/> </span> <p>On this visit, we got two types of cream puffs.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/8066302740_f1a28aa337_z.jpg" alt="Coffee cream puff inside"/> </span> <p>This coffee cream puff had a

Japan Day 4: Mt. Fuji Adventures!

<p>On our fourth day in Japan, Rachael's husband rented a car (both he and Rachael are licensed to drive in Japan) and we went on a road trip!</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8038222374_33f9418e4f_z.jpg" alt="Driving to Mt. Fuji"/> </span> <p>This was especially cool, because this meant Son and I got to see a side of Japan we would have never gotten to see if we were there by ourselves, taking the trains everywhere.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/8038223440_f1275077ab_z.jpg" alt="On the road"/> </span> <p>One such example

Fridgg: A place for people who love food

<p>This post is about you guys. I adore you, you guys are incredibly precious to me, and I have a new project that I've created just for you.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1232/5153085688_5e5d06c0e6_b.jpg" alt="Kimchee, bacon, and egg sandwich"/> </span> <p>We all know you guys like food. Looking at photos of food, reading about food, learning about and drooling over all types of different foods.</p> <p>That much is clear - otherwise, why would you be here?</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm7.static.flickr.com/6042/6222431148_e7704a7fbd_b.jpg" alt="Cauliflower