Japanese Cuisine 日本 料理

A Poetical Pursuit of Food [1]
Harmony for the Palate and the Eye

–“All Japanese food needs its setting.” — Sir John Pilcher, H.M. Ambassador to Japan [2]

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 20 percent of Americans eating sushi as part of their regular diet in 10 or 15 years.” — Boye De Mente, 1987 [3]

Tosa Sake for New Year

Japanese food is one of the great cuisines of the Pacific Rim — and the world. Its popularity is leaping over national boundaries. Japanese cuisine is about Continue reading

Ginger IV

Further Avatars of Ginger
Ginger Beer Reborn

Triple Ginger Cake

Triple Ginger Cake

This is a Fusion recipe, with French and Japanese influences, which combines several forms of Ginger for a very intense Ginger flavor — this is an improvement on other available Ginger Cake recipes.


 4 ounces peeled fresh Ginger
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rye flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Continue reading


Minangkabau Legacy
Jungle-Proof Meats

“CNN has named Rendang, a traditional dish from Padang, West Sumatra on the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods, beating out French croissants and American donuts.” — Jakarta Post

The Minang ethnic group of Sumatra are known for their matrilineal society, the world’s biggest women-run social structure anywhere.

They are also famous for their elaborate folkways and evolved cultural patterns, including their food. One of their dishes may be the tastiest in the world, as CNN found. Continue reading