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Our Japan trip in 10 minutes!

June 23, 2011 Blog
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Some of you may know that Derek and I went to Japan in November last year. We met wonderful people, ate delicious food, drank every night, saw amazing stuff, visited incredible places, and oh yeah, Derek proposed to me in front of the Laputa robot statue at the Ghibli Museum. It was the most unforgettable two weeks of our life. On my blog I wrote […]

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How to make oshi-zushi (with smoked salmon)

June 19, 2011 basics
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Have you ever seen really boxy shaped sushi? I mean really boxy. Like the rice and fish is pressed together so firmly that it almost looks like it’s made out of lego bricks. Then it must be “Oshi-zushi.” Oshi-zushi, or sometimes “Oshi-sushi”, (means “pressed sushi”) is made by lining the bottom of a box with the toppings, covering them with sushi rice, and then pressing […]

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Non-bento #28: Happy New Year bunny!

January 1, 2011 bento
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Shin-nen Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! (Happy New Year! in Japanese) We could’ve gone all out and made “osechi”, a very traditional bento/meal for a new year with 16 different dishes, but it’s very time consuming and can cost a lot since I have to get many ingredients at a Japanese supermarket… and I’m lazy. So we just decided to make our favorite easy & lazy meal, […]

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How to make temari-zushi (temari-sushi)

October 21, 2010 basics
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I’ve been meaning to do this how-to for a long time because it’s so easy, cute, and a little bit fancy.

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non-bento #26: the very hungry caterpillar

August 25, 2010 bento
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When I did the Bento Contest for EpiCute and My Food Looks Funny site, I saw some very interesting requests. And one of them was the Very Hungry Caterpillar. I thought it’d be a bit too easy to make a bento of it, so I didn’t pick it. But it turns out my boyfriend loved the book as a child, and that was enough reason […]

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