Category Archives: Japan

Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Six: Nothin’ But Eel

Oof, that’s a lot of rice.  No, it’s not slang for money; rather, it’s an obvious conclusion.  Eat onigiri, spike your blood sugar levels.  And if you don’t want all of those carbohydrates, have fun making a spectacle of yourself … Continue reading

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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Five: The Korean Edition

After a whirlwind tour of various Japanese onigiri, let’s take a gander at culinary influences from the Korean peninsula, the insular country’s western neighbors across the Sea of Japan: Bulgogi (ブルコギ/bu ru kogi/불고기).  Literally “fire meat,” bulgogi consists of thin, … Continue reading

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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Four

After a brief pause in Japanese Onigiri Month, let’s see what’s in store for this pre-snowstorm Monday… Salmon broiled in white miso and mirin (さけ味噌漬焼/ sa-kay mi-so tska yahkee). A couple of words to assist while in Japan… -mirin (みりん・味醂), … Continue reading

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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Three

Before a brief interruption in this month’s scheduled programming, I bring thee three more versions of Japanese onigiri to sample: I’m predicting it now… the food trend for 2017: onigiri and milk.  Ya, maybe in a prison in Japan.  But … Continue reading

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Japanese Onigiri Month, Part Two

For the next installment of onigiri (omusubi) month, I bring you three – nay, two and a half – more suggestions, fresh from Japan…but first, a Japanese language primer: – 新発売 shin hatsubai = new product (new sale) – コシヒカリ … Continue reading

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Introducing…Onigiri (おにぎり/🍙) Month

After taking a moment to reflect back on the more than five years BuildingMyBento has been around, two things stand out– There has only ever been one themed month, and that was five years ago. Not enough deference has been … Continue reading

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Land of the Rising Pun

Work has been keeping me occupied lately, but for those who could use an uncomfortable laugh, check out this hair salon in Tokyo, Japan: Japan, you’re the capital of weird.  Never change.

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