Category: rice

Chickens on sticks (美味しい焼き鳥-つくね)

Sometimes (or most of the time) romantic relationships don’t go as one hopes it should. Fate plays everybody on the palm of her hands and sometimes, you just have to go under her knife until you learn, be marked, and go out stronger than before. 恋愛関係はいつもよくなるわけじゃない。運命はみんなを遊んで、運命により経験を積めて、強くなることが多いだろう。 As much as this post is about food, the

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Not in the mood for a burger (天丼にしようか)

Choosing where to eat can sometimes be very difficult. Well, its actually most of the time. I tend to ask for the preference of the people I’m with. When in the downtown area of Kyoto, the task becomes more difficult as there are really amazing restaurants to visit. Most of them (I believe) I’ve had

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Wonderful lunch set (知るべきお弁当)

A good lunch need not be fancy (I meant expensive) as this lunch set was fancy by its own standards yet within the budget a student could afford. Kyoto University has cafeterias but let’s be honest and say that the food there is acceptable and not delicious (Really, it isn’t. It is healthy though!). I

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Truly Taiwanese (本格的を言ってないのに絶対に本格的台湾料理屋)

I’ve been to Taiwan twice and I love the country mainly its food! It’s like discovering a hidden hunger that can only be satiated by the local cuisine whenever I went. Delicious eateries abound from sidewalk stalls and hole-in-the-wall shops to full fleged restaurants. Leaving the country back to Japan always feels like I’m leaving

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There’s something about Okuda (豚カツ屋のおくだ)

In my first few years in Japan, there is a particular food that I already consider my comfort food here and its THE tonkatsu 豚カツ or pork cutlet. LOL. While it is considered a Japanese food, it is not exactly a type of 和食 or Japanese cuisine but more of a western type 洋食 fusion thing.

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Budgeted but uncompromising (500円の美味しいオムライス)

Preparing for my PhD thesis defense took a toll on my self-esteem and emotional health. There were times when I felt like maybe the PhD is not for me. As much as I tried to clear what stressed me by regularly doing my hobbies and consistently being physically active, the lingering shadow of the anxiety

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Honey and heat (美味しいはちみつナアン)

Indian food rarely comes to mind when I have to decide where to eat. It’s not that I dislike Indian food. It’s probably because in Japan, Indian food is basically Indian curry and Naan, and based on some of my previous experiences, the curries I’ve had were lackluster and not memorable. Another thing is that

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A bowl of spices (隠れたカレーの穴場)

Takashimaya Department Store in the downtown of Kyoto is a haven for food lovers. The basement is full of good finds from Japanese confectioneries to hard-to-find baking supplies. It is my place to go when I need ingredients or inspiration for a recipe. Walking along the corridor, you will find an oddly located restaurant. There

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