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Pictures of food: Ishikawa

We’ve had plenty of long posts at Tokyofoodcast lately, so I thought to put up a simple food and sake slideshow of all the goodness we had in Kanazawa and other parts of Ishikawa prefecture. Delicious food and sake are waiting for you there. Hope you get through all thirty-two pictures without getting too hungry! […]

Jibuni at Jugatsuya in Kanazawa

If asked for a typical dish from Kanazawa, what would you say? Aside from crab, if someone says pickled fish or various parts of marine creatures, you know what that person likes to drink! Normally, I believe many people would name jibuni as signature Kaga dish. Jibuni at Jugatsuya, Kanazawa Wait, wait, what is jibuni? […]

My Harbor: Kaminokae, Kochi

View of Nakatosa Kami-no-kae in the town of Nakatosa sits right on the Pacific coast of Shikoku between Kochi City and the Shimanto River. It’s a tiny fishing village that is almost off the map: our car navigation system said it wasn’t there even though it had successfully guided us up and down mountain roads […]

Omicho Ichiba in Kanazawa

Omicho Ichiba Omicho Ichiba is a must see for foodies if you are visiting Kanazawa. But, I hope you don’t make the same mistake I made if you are planning to go there! On my recent visit to Kanazawa in March, I almost missed the one thing I really really wanted to see, the market. […]

Wajima Morning Market – Continued

Aside from the old ladies that make the Wajima asa-ichi so different from any other markets you see around Japan, the variety of seafood at the market is quite different too, even different from Kanazawa’s nearby Omicho Market. I imagine most of the items you see on the street in this little coastal town haven’t […]

Wajima Morning Market

The morning market in Wajima, a small city in the middle of the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa, reminded me of colorful markets I visited so many years ago in Las Paz. Ladies at Wajima asa-ichi do not wear tall hats nor do they braid their hair. Besides the rather gray and quiet market does not have […]

Have you had dobujiru?

If you have, you must have been to Ibaraki. When I got an invitation to go to Oarai, a small Ibaraki town on the Pacific coast near Mito, to enjoy a pairing of locally brewed sake and this peculiar sounding dish, I was a bit puzzled. Ibaraki is famous for the winter delicacy, anko or […]

First taste of some photos from Indonesia

Well, we’re back. Actually we’ve been back for a little while now. A quick follow up trip to Nagano, the start of work, and the fact that I took about 1,200 photos means it’s taken a little while to guest-feature some Indonesian fare on Tokyofoodcast. First stop–Bali. Although our destination was North Sulawesi, we stopped […]

Et-chan and Te-chan leave Tokyo

No, we aren’t moving, but we are getting out of the city during the worst part of August. Te-chan has been freed from the office and Et-chan has been persuaded that a trip to some islands much closer to the equator would, contrary to popular belief, be a soothing experience If we manage to nab […]

Ichinoseki The home of mochi

When I heard that the Ichinoseki area is called “the home of mochi“, I thought of New Year’s Day. Or rather, I should say New Year’s Eve when my family geared up for massive production of mochi for the whole family and extended family at the holiday. We literally spent the entire day making so […]

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