Things I love about Japan: Yuba (Tofu) Flavored Ice Cream

One of my husband’s “bucket list” foods is yuba, the protein-rich skin skimmed off cooling soymilk during the tofu-making process. Most people just call yuba “soymilk skin” (because apparently that sounds appetizing) [...]

13 October, 2014 // 12 Comments

Top 6 Takoyaki Restaurants in Osaka

My husband and I recently ate our way through Osaka, dining several times a day on Takoyaki (because, why not?) Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s “iconic foods” – in English, we say it is fried octopus balls, but really it is chunks [...]

11 September, 2014 // 17 Comments

Coca-Cola Soy Milk: Weirdly Gross Japanese Drinks

Living in Japan is interesting, to say the least. I have good days and bad days – but never boring days. As anyone who has spent significant time on the internet (or you know, actually lived in Japan) can tell you, Japan is full of all sorts [...]

1 August, 2014 // 21 Comments

Alcoholic Green Tea in a Can – Weirdly Gross Japanese Drinks

One of the (many) reasons I love Japan is because it is full of all sorts of weird and interesting things. Some of these “weird things” are places, such as the Robot Restaurant or a Rabbit Cafe, others are food and drinks, such as Salty [...]

20 June, 2014 // 11 Comments

Mode Off: Clothing Shops I Love in Japan

I walk the line between wanted to dress nicely and being, well, poor. It is the curse of a college student in Japan. So, rather than paying full price for cute pieces, I turned to resale shops. My favorite is Mode Off. Mode Off is one of the Off [...]

23 September, 2013 // 7 Comments

How to make & eat Bibimbap (ビビンバ)

Bibimbap, a Korean dish found throughout Japan, represents everything I love about food. Taken from the Korean word for “mixed rice,” bibimbap is rice, a collection of vegetables, meat, raw egg, and chili pepper paste served in a [...]

10 September, 2013 // 8 Comments

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