Tag Archives: seafood

One Nostalgic Meal in Tokyo, Japan

My first visit to Japan was nearly seventeen years ago.  Before that time, I had only eaten Japanese food once, at a then up-and-coming Manhattan restaurant called Nobu.  Truth be told, the memories of that meal are not good… The … Continue reading

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Ken-Ken’s (Controversial) Cuttlefish from Singapore

I’m a yuge big fan of seafood.  Anytime of the day, even lunch.  In general, I’ll opt for some grilled octopus or freshly shucked oysters over a slab of cow meat…or at least, alongside said steak. That said, I don’t … Continue reading

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So…This Exists, the Japan Edition: Uni Cream Cheese

If you don’t know what uni (うに/海胆 sea guts/海栗 sea chestnut) is, I’ll fill you in on a dirty secret- it’s not the roe of sea urchin, per se. Rather, it’s what secretes the roe. Not hungry anymore? Yes, it … Continue reading

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The Jagalchi Market in Busan, South Korea

What a 180º shift from the much more well-known yet much less welcoming-to-foreigners’ Tsukiji Market in Tokyo…the ajumma (아줌마, middle-aged/married women) at Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), in Busan, South Korea were actually beckoning patrons to feast on shellfish and sea pineapples … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Breakfast in Sapporo, Japan

We have both been duped by today’s title. I wish I could say that one particular series of breakfasts last month in Sapporo, Japan was unforgettable in the positive sense – then again, I did have control over what was … Continue reading

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Food From the Maldives: Illiterate Indigestion

Beaches, at least while I’m traveling solo, are at the bottom of the list of priorities.  I might head towards one for a sunset shot, to try local seafood or to admire the terrain, but not to kick back for … Continue reading

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Kobe Beef? Try Minke Whale

For the most part, I’ve been enthusiastic about trying new foods.  Southern China/Hong Kong, The Philippines and Taiwan have been notable exceptions (then why are they notable?), whereas every other dish contains a part of an animal that hasn’t existed … Continue reading

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