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Japanese Food: Chikuwa

Itadakimasu! Chikuwa I've seen some interesting foods while I've been in Japan and then there's chikuwa. It's so alien to me that I don't even have anything to compare it to in the United States. (Probably because we don't have anything even remotely similar.) Yet, this little food is quite common here, but what is… Continue reading Japanese Food: Chikuwa

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Japanese Food: Tamagoyaki

Itadakimasu! Tamagoyaki Mm! Tamagoyaki has become my new favorite food in Japan and I so totally, completely wish I could make it back home in the US... but we don't have tamagoyaki pans. 😦 It's so sad! I might just have to buy one while I'm in Japan so I can make this back home… Continue reading Japanese Food: Tamagoyaki

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Japanese Food: Almond Butter Toast

Itadakimasu! Almond Butter Toast Mm! Mm! Now, this is a tasty treat and best part: it's for BREAKFAST! Who could possibly skip breakfast with this sitting in front of you? Well, I know I sure can't pass up almond butter toast, especially after trying it for the first time. Unfortunately, almond butter toast is only… Continue reading Japanese Food: Almond Butter Toast

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Traveling Alone

Ohayo Gozaimasu! Traveling Alone Traveling is an amazing experience! You get to see new places, meet new people, taste new foods, and learn something you didn't already know. With these experiences being so vital to molding us and opening our eyes, we often like to share these experiences with other people. Friends travel together. Significant… Continue reading Traveling Alone

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Japanese Food: Sushi

Itadakimasu! Sushi I'm in Japan! I can't believe it took me this long to try sushi! 0.0 My goodness. :p But my wonderful host has been making food for me so often that it's been difficult finding time to go out to eat and try new foods. (Not that I'm complaining. Home made food is… Continue reading Japanese Food: Sushi

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Japanese Food: Izakaya

Itadakimasu! Izakaya Food! Man! There are so many options for eating food in Japan depending on what you're looking for and how much time you have and one such place that I'd read about and wanted to try was 'izakaya'. Now, it's not a fancy place. It's not a place to order one full-course meal, but… Continue reading Japanese Food: Izakaya

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Japanese Food: Attempting S’mores

Itadakimasu! S'mores Haha! You're right. They're not s'mores. A little disappointed? Yes, I was, but what can one expect from a prepackaged cookie? Nonetheless, it was delicious even if not quite the s'more we Americans would think of: warm, gooey, melting goodness. However, this sure does look like an attempt at making s'mores, doesn't it? Well,… Continue reading Japanese Food: Attempting S’mores

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Japanese Food: Buffet

Itadakimasu! Buffet When I was younger, my family used to go to American buffets all the time. Half a dozen meats. A salad bar. Ten kinds of pre-prepared dishes. Yet, nothing of those buffets was like one in Japan. Yes, it's still a buffet: you pay a flat rate (Â¥1000) and in return you can… Continue reading Japanese Food: Buffet