A Kind of Fiery Chicken
Good for New Year Bento
Japan’s Answer to Horseradish
Affinity to Fish
Wasabi, the unique flavoring green flavoring made from a root that grows near pure streams in a region of Japan, may be Continue reading
Good for Burgers
Memmi is the Secret
Bean Sprouts are an important vegetable in Japanese as well as a number of other Pacific Rim cuisines.
Here’s a recipe for a crunchy Bean Sprout Relish using Memmi that works well with Burgers. Next time you grill burgers outdoors on charcoal, you might like to gry it. The recipe was suggested by Japanese cooking maven Joan Itoh Burk, now a resident of Ontario, Canada.
The Burgers don’t need to be Meat either. Ms. Burk says, :”The burgers don’t have to be meat. Fish on the grill really take to the spicy Soy Bean Wasabi dressing.” Or it could be served with the recent Continue reading
A Poetical Pursuit of Food 
Harmony for the Palate and the Eye
–“All Japanese food needs its setting.” — Sir John Pilcher, H.M. Ambassador to Japan 
“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 
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