January 2011

Grilled Fish with Sambal in Banana Leaves

January 27, 2011

When I’m surrounded by the dreary doldrums of winter, I find myself craving color and spice. Well, I suppose I’m always craving those things, but when it’s so cold I can’t feel my face, it seems a bit more urgent.  Ergo, when I stumbled upon a recipe that satisfied both demands, I could only assume […]

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January 21, 2011

Today marks the start of Bloggiesta, a cool “blogging” marathon hosted by Maw Books Blog.  That cute little guy up there is named Pedro: Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize.  Isn’t this a creative idea? Despite being sick as a dog today, I’m going to try to devote what time I can to working on my […]

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Creamy, Cool Blue Cheese Dip

January 12, 2011

Yesterday I shared Burnt Lumpia‘s infinitely delectable recipe for Spicy Sweet Adobo Wings.  But what are hot wings without something to dip them into?  Well, they’re darn delicious hot wings I guess, but having a nice, cooling dip to accompany them is not only a tasty decision, but also a rather wise one.  I certainly […]

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Game Day Grub: Spicy-Sweet Adobo Wings

January 11, 2011

The biggest day in American sports is almost here, and soon living rooms across the nation will be filled with football-lovin’, beer-drinkin’, weird body-paint-wearin’ fans.  But a Game Day party without food would hardly be a party at all (and certainly not a “super” one).  Classics like pizza, nachos, chili, and guacamole are always welcome, […]

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Mochi Pounding at Mitsuwa, New Year’s Day 2011 (with video)

January 5, 2011

As I mentioned in my toshikoshi soba post, New Year celebrations are quite different in the U.S. than they are in Japan.  Here in the States, the partying is mostly on New Year’s Eve.  In Japan, the celebrations start on New Year’s Day.  There’s lots of activities and foods associated with the brand new year, […]

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Toshikoshi Soba (End-of-Year Soba)

January 2, 2011

In the United States, New Year’s Eve is full of partying, drinking and full-on celebrating until midnight (and beyond!).  Then it seems, many people spend the first day of the new year nursing a hangover and recovering from a long night out.  In Japan, however, the celebration really kicks off on New Year’s Day and […]

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