Japanese food

I Ate Poisonous Blowfish Sashimi And Survived To Address 3 Myths

Puffed-up myths to deflate, serve with ponzu
Mar 10, 2014 1:00 pm

When it comes to blowfish sashimi, or fugu, all you may have to go off is the age-old Simpsons episode where Homer demands the fish, despite the chef's warning, then prepares to die. Thankfully we're able to dispel a few myths about this mysterious and highly-prized dish now that West Village sushi paradise EN Brasserie is slicing and serving the best parts. Pull those chopsticks apart and dive right in. 

10 Ramen-Themed Reasons For An Etsy Splurge

Need a cool Patron Saint of Ramen print? Noodlebot?
Feb 5, 2014 1:00 pm

When you fall down the Etsy hole, you buy things like salad-themed press-on nails and a hairbow made from a ramen noodles wrapper. Check out 10 ramen-themed gifts and put your Valentine's gift fears to rest. Everyone loves noodles.

NYC: Why You Should Buy Tickets To Aki Matsuri 2013

Annual autumn festival celebrates Japanese cuisine
Nov 4, 2013 4:30 pm

There exists a foundation whose mission it is to foster an understanding and appreciation of Japan’s culinary heritage in the United States. And the foundation’s annual festival is this week in New York City. Yes, you’re going to want to grab your tickets immediately.

The Meal Plan: Japanese Fish Feast

We map it out, you pull it off. Got soy sauce?
Oct 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Tonight we're keeping it light and healthy with a Japanese-themed fish feast. Rather than churn out a bunch of sub-par nigiri sushi (we're still practicing), check out some more basic, traditional fish preparations that'll have that steak in the fridge mooing with envy. Whip up a batch of easy sushi rice and sharpen your best knife: it's Iron Chef time.

      Konnichiwa Israel! Dinner At Brooklyn's Japanese-Jewish Hybrid Shalom Japan

      An unlikely marriage of Jewish and Japanese cuisine
      Sep 24, 2013 2:00 pm

      This is the first of a new weekly field report aimed at giving an inside look at meals from some of New York City’s newest and hottest restaurants. First up, Brooklyn's Shalom Japan.

      East-Meets-West Best: Kyoto Sloppy Joe Recipe

      Classic American comfort food a crunchy Asian twist
      Sep 18, 2013 3:00 pm

      All the best after-work spots have great eats, not just happy hour drink specials. Mira Sushi and Izakaya in NYC's Flatiron District, happens to have both. We borrowed this recipe for Asian-style sloppy joes with crunchy shallot-spiked panko breadcrumbs that are, very simply, slider heaven, from chef Brian Tsao. There's no shortage of creative small plates, skewers and delicious fried things on his menu. You'll want a beer for these.

      Introducing The Newest Superfood...Ramen?

      Japanese noodles may be world's most diverse food
      Aug 22, 2013 3:00 pm
      Photo: James Kim

      McDonald’s loves to brag about having served over one billion individuals. But did you know that a single food item sold over 100 billion servings worldwide – yes, that’s around 14 servings per person on Earth – in one calendar year? That would be instant ramen. We take a closer look at this "virtually unstoppable phenomenon."

      Is New York City Ready For This Man’s Ramen?

      Ivan Orkin might just Godzilla the NYC ramen game
      Aug 22, 2013 9:00 am

      In Japan, they call foreigners gaijin. So when Ivan Orkin, a middle aged Jew from Long Island (a gaijin), opened a ramen shop in a Tokyo suburb in 2007, later impressing the country’s top ramen critic Ohsaki-san with his bowls of shio ramen made with a unique chicken and dashi double soup, things sort of went nuts. But there is more to this story.

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