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Sweet! Potatoes in Kawagoe, Japan

Kawagoe (川越), a roughly 30-60 minute ride from major train stations throughout Tokyo, is also known affectionately known as Koedo (小江戸/Little Edo), whereas Edo refers to Tokyo’s former name.  As Kawagoe made it through World War II only receiving minor … Continue reading

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Product Review: Matcha (抹茶)from the Mizuba Tea Company

Disclaimer: In exchange for a few samples of matcha from the Mizuba Tea Company, I am writing this review. In essence, Matcha (抹茶・まっちゃ) refers to finely ground (powdered), high-quality Camellia sinensis, the species best known for producing all types of … Continue reading

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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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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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