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What do you think about sake? Do you like it/dislike it? Do you have favorites?...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-09-19 13:39
What do you think about sake? Do you like it/dislike it? Do you have favorites? Where do you drink it? Do you wish you knew more about it?

I have two new Japan Times articles this month. One is my regular column and is...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:38
I have two new Japan Times articles this month. One is my regular column and is about eggs. The other is about how ranking restaurants and food and so on has been a part of Japanese culture for quite a long time. Check them out!



The history of ranking restaurants in Edo, plus eggs in Japan | Just Hungry
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The history of ranking restaurants in Edo, plus eggs in Japan

recently on just hungry - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:12

Eggs, plus the history of ranking restaurants and food in Japan.

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I guess I should explain my absence...yeah, it's health related ;_; I'm once aga...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:09
I guess I should explain my absence...yeah, it's health related ;_; I'm once again feeling a bit better... so I should be a bit more active again. Thanks for your patience... ^_^;

If you're in the UK or Europe, you have until the end of September to take advan...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:06
If you're in the UK or Europe, you have until the end of September to take advantage of a 20% off coupon on the Japan Centre site! There's one each on both http://www.justhungry.com/ and http://www.justbento.com/ (in the sidebar). Please click through from the banners to get to their site - thanks! ^_^

Question: In Japan, raw eggs are eaten enthusiastically - on hot rice, as a dipp...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-09-04 14:31
Question: In Japan, raw eggs are eaten enthusiastically - on hot rice, as a dipping sauce, and so on, as well as very softly cooked eggs. Are there any other cultures that are into raw or barely cooked eggs?

The re-launch of JustBento is a bit delayed due unforseen circumstances...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:31
The re-launch of JustBento is a bit delayed due unforseen circumstances...

What are you plans for the last days of August? Me: try to buy up as many peache...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-08-28 07:45
What are you plans for the last days of August? Me: try to buy up as many peaches as possible. Also working on an article that's due Monday, and it's still in my head only. ^_^;

My latest Japan Times article is about corn in Japan. It includes a recipe for c...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-08-22 17:17
My latest Japan Times article is about corn in Japan. It includes a recipe for chilled corn soup that's really easy to make. We've had it 3 times since I wrote the article. ^_^



The history of corn in Japan and a recipe for chilled corn soup | Just Hungry
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The history of corn in Japan and a recipe for chilled corn soup

recently on just hungry - Fri, 2014-08-22 16:15

My latest article in the Japan Times is about the history of corn (maize) in Japan, and includes a recipe for chilled corn soup that’s really easy to make.

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There will be a special Funassyi themed cafe (called Funa Cafe) in Shibuya Parco...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-08-20 09:18
There will be a special Funassyi themed cafe (called Funa Cafe) in Shibuya Parco in September. Some of the items look kind of astonishing...like this Funassyi burger. Check out the rest of the photo gallery.


「ふなっしーのFUNAcafe」渋谷パルコに限定オープンの写真1
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2014年9月2日(火)から9月30日(火)まで、「ふなっしーのFUNAcafe」が渋谷パルコに期間限定でオープンする。絵本『ふなっしーのおはなっしー』(パルコ出版)に登場する「FUNAcafe」が、ついにリアル店舗となって出現。左)大好物デザートプレート 1,580円+税 右)FUNAcafeプレ...

The Guy has been helping me sort my cookbook collection, which was a mess. We've...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:06
The Guy has been helping me sort my cookbook collection, which was a mess. We've tried to group them by category. So, he looked at this one and asked "does this one go under Ethnic/Regional?" ^__^;




The Star Trek Cookbook
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A question! (Possibly related to an upcoming article ^_^) (and yes I am back onl...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-08-09 20:04
A question! (Possibly related to an upcoming article ^_^) (and yes I am back online with puter!)
In the various countries I've lived in or been to, I have never encountered a soup that's so popular in Japan that for a lot of people, soup = this soup. It's a smooth, thick sweet corn soup or potage, usually thickened with a roux (sometimes with pureed boiled potatoes). You either use canned creamed corn or puree whole (sweet) corn kernels to make it. I know there are different kinds of soup that use corn (eg corn chowder in the US), but none are quite the same as the 'corn cream soup' I grew up with. So the question is: have you ever encountered a smooth corn soup like this where you live (outside of Japan or from a Japanese grocery store)? My recipe is linked below.



Corn cream soup with intentional lumps | Just Hungry
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makiwi: @matt_timmons it could have just been a chijimi with udon in it. It’s not a widely known traditional dish or anything.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 20:17
makiwi: @matt_timmons it could have just been a chijimi with udon in it. It’s not a widely known traditional dish or anything.

makiwi: @matt_timmons I’m not sure what you mean by ジチミ -jichimi. Do you mean チヂミ - Korean pancakes?

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 20:10
makiwi: @matt_timmons I’m not sure what you mean by ジチミ -jichimi. Do you mean チヂミ - Korean pancakes?

makiwi: @imhoturenot thanks for buying the book ^_^

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 17:10
makiwi: @imhoturenot thanks for buying the book ^_^

makiwi: RT @imhoturenot: Ready to lose my Bento virginity. http://t.co/ulP9nASeO6!

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 17:09
makiwi: RT @imhoturenot: Ready to lose my Bento virginity. http://t.co/ulP9nASeO6!

makiwi: I wish I had the words to describe the weird vibe I got today…. #fb

recently on twitter - Mon, 2013-06-10 21:12
makiwi: I wish I had the words to describe the weird vibe I got today…. #fb

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