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Sanuki udon

When we were in Japan last month, we visited a friend in Okayama, who drove us across the Seto-Ohashi (aka big-ass bridge) to Kagawa Prefecture, the smallest prefecture in Japan. Kagawa is known for its noodles, namely udon! Supposedly Kagawa … Continue reading

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Matcha parfait

Delicious matcha parfait from Toki in Osaka. The place specializes in matcha treats and is located in some “gourmet” underground restaurant area in the JR Osaka station. I have been dreaming about this place since I first went there several … Continue reading

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We all scream

Okay, so this isn’t the best photo, but I am telling you, if hearing “salted butter caramel ice cream” makes you start to drool, and you have an ice cream maker, you really need to try this. David Lebovitz, in … Continue reading

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kaffee klatsch

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we take our coffee quite seriously. People really, really like their coffee. I myself am very fond of coffee. I wouldn’t say I am fanatical or super snotty about it, but I do view non-coffee … Continue reading

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My kakigori (Japanese shave ice) syrup arrived! I know, it’s kind of silly to order shave ice syrup online, but I conducted a not-terribly-in-depth survey of local Asian markets, and none of them carried the Japanese syrup in matcha flavor. … Continue reading

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okay, so I’m kind of a loser

Yeah, so I go to Vancouver, BC, one of the most beautiful cities evah, and the only photos I take are of french fries (or pommes frites, if you prefer). Would it help if I said they were really, really … Continue reading

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True confession

I have to be honest–I am not a huge fan of buttercream frosting. I thought I was, but then I realized I was fooling myself. It’s just too, you know, buttery. I really prefer cream cheese frosting. That said, I … Continue reading

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matcha jackpot

Thank you, Stefana, and yes, I am pacing myself.

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crab feed

We went to an all-you-can-eat crab feed the other night at the Industrial Cafe in NW Portland. Not only did they have crab, but they also served oysters, a tangy tomato bisque, and salad. The salad was not just an … Continue reading

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