Japanese food

Veggie Samurai: Watch A Sushi Chef Conquer The Cucumber

Cleanse your palate with eye-catching morokyuu!
Sep 11, 2014 3:00 pm

If you've ever briefly marveled at a rose made out of a carrot or radish before popping it in your mouth, take a moment to witness the knife skills that go into the thoughtful salad magic Japanese chefs churn out as garnishes. Morokyuu is a dish of sliced cucumbers and red miso paste eaten as a palate cleanser. Watch a master chef transform this simple duo right before your eyes.

10 Places To Eat Excellent Sushi In New York City

Where to find the city's best fish, bargain omakase
Aug 20, 2014 11:00 am

Enter some variation of the phrase “Best sushi in New York City” on Google and chances are that you’ll find yourself with more questions than answers at the end of the day. The simple truth is that there’s just no way to crown a single place as having the city’s “best” sushi. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorite sushi restaurants in New York City. Separated into high-end and modestly priced categories, these 10 picks are a mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary, full menu and omakase-only.

Here’s A Commercial Of James Brown Selling Japanese Instant Noodle Soup

Godfather of Soul? Also, Godfather Of Miso Soup!
Aug 19, 2014 4:00 pm

What happens when James Brown sings a version of his iconic song “Sex Machine” to sell instant miso noodle soup on national television to Japanese population? The best Japanese food commercial we have seen posted to Facebook in at least two weeks. Misoppa! is the dubbed line the late singer repeats in his enthusiastic pitch for Nissin's Cup Miso Noodle. Check it out.

Is The Ramen Boom Over In Japan?

Once an obsession, the novelty has worn off
Aug 12, 2014 2:00 pm

Think about Japanese food and chances are that a bowl of piping hot ramen noodles comes to mind. And why wouldn’t it? Ramen is definitely having a moment in the United States. Despite its newfound global presence, however, there is one place that has seen a dip in the dish’s popularity: Japan. Read on.

DJ Neil Armstrong Gives Us A Tour Of The Regional Foods Of Nagoya And Okinawa

Pork katsu, grilled unagi don porn, right this way
Jun 16, 2014 1:00 pm

DJ Neil Armstrong needs no introduction for hip-hop fans. We asked Neil to keep a travel journal on his recent trip to the Japanese regions of Nagoya and Okinawa. Read on for crunchy fried pork cutlets and some of the most delicious-looking rice bowls we've ever seen.

1 Language Barrier, 4 NYT Stars And 7,000 Reservation Requests Later...

Alessandro Borgognone, man behind Sushi Nakazawa
May 15, 2014 9:00 am

Just like you, Alessandro Borgognone rented the 2011 hit documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Just like you, he dreamed of a day when he could sample Jiro apprentice Daisuke Nakazawa’s famed egg custard for himself. Unlike you, Borgognone is now the man behind New York City’s – possibly the country’s – buzziest Japanese restaurant. The owner of Sushi Nakazawa sat down with us to talk about running the hottest tables in town.

How To Pair Craft Beer With 5 Ramen Styles

Specific broth requires specific beer. Period.
May 1, 2014 9:00 am

From the dorm rooms of American college students to the oldest ramen shops in Japan, piping hot bowls of noodles and ice-cold beer have always gone hand in hand. Now, with an influx of traditional ramen shops popping up in the U.S. from coast to coast, people are looking at the ways new craft beers might complement a steaming bowl of noodles. We consulted two experts. 

Our Favorite Stories From Around The World In 5 Editors Week

Japan, Israel, India, Germany, Russia highlights
Apr 27, 2014 10:00 am

We hope you enjoyed Around The World In Five Editors as much as we did. We highlighted food topics from far and wide, bringing you in-depth stories, recipes and interviews from around the globe. Here are some of the highlights of our tour de cuisine, from sushibots to vodka shots, plus the Israeli junk foods you should be importing. Or hey, go to Israel — the food's great!

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