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Fresh spring garlic #dailypic

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Just the view from my window this morning #dailypic

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Just the view from my window this morning #dailypic


My friend Erica Friedman reminded me of this article I wrote back in February 20...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-05-04 20:07
My friend Erica Friedman reminded me of this article I wrote back in February 2012, about shio koji or salt rice malt. Back then, shio koji was not known at all I think in the west (and was still just getting really popular again in Japan). Nowadays you can get prepared, ready-to-use shio koji at Japanese grocery stores in the US, or in the UK too (e.g. from Japan Centre) but I don't think they sell dried koji yet. If you happen to see some at Mitsuwa or other places let me know! Dried rice koji is such a great thing to have, it's inexpensive and easy to store, and shio koji is so easy to make.


Kōji — Japan's vital hidden ingredient | The Japan Times
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The development of Japanese cuisine owes much to the humble kōji or kōji-kin. A type of fungus or mold, it is used in all kinds of foods and beve

(The back. It's a needle book. My mod was to add my mom's name. ^^)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-05-02 22:15
(The back. It's a needle book. My mod was to add my mom's name. ^^)


Mother's Day present (already sent so it's not a spoiler ^_^) #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-05-02 21:06
Mother's Day present (already sent so it's not a spoiler ^_^) #dailypic


There's been some discussion on this topic recently...here are my 2 cents or yen...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-05-02 14:13
There's been some discussion on this topic recently...here are my 2 cents or yen, as a Tokyo native and current resident of France.


Tokyo vs. Paris, Japan vs. France, from a food point of view | Just Hungry
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Which is a better city to visit as a food-centric tourist? Plus some Japan vs. France food comparisons.

Escargot de raisin #dailypic

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Tokyo vs. Paris, Japan vs. France, from a food point of view

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Is Tokyo really a better place for a tourist to visit than Paris? As a Tokyo-native and current resident of France, I may have a few thoughts on that. ^_^

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This time the chausson aux pommes came in one piece! ^_^ On one of my favorite p...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-04-30 13:23
This time the chausson aux pommes came in one piece! ^_^ On one of my favorite plates, from Greengate in Denmark. #dailypic #pastry


Another pic of the thing I posted last night. It's a biscornu shaped dressmaker'...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-04-29 06:08
Another pic of the thing I posted last night. It's a biscornu shaped dressmaker's pincushion. It has a strap and is meant to be worn on the wrist while sewing.

(I know it has nothing to do with food... but sometimes I do/think of things other than food so... ^_^; One of my hobbies is doing this kind of fancy needlework, as it were.)


Something done, something new #dailypic

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Something done, something new #dailypic


Potato croquettes. This is actually fast food. フランスのコロッケ!小さくて可愛い #dailypic Pota...

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Potato croquettes. This is actually fast food. フランスのコロッケ!小さくて可愛い #dailypic

Potato croquettes are made with creamed (mashed) potatoes, formed into patties or cylinders (like these), dipped in flour/egg/breadcrumbs and deep fried. These have chives in them too.

(You see korokke or croquettes everywhere in Japan, but they aren't that common in France anymore even if they originated here.)


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