Japanese food

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. He was Jay-Z's touring DJ for all of 2008 and 2009 and has shared the stage with the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Kanye West, Young Jeezy and Timbaland in a storied career. 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!

DJ Neil Armstrong Ate Robot Sushi, Went Fishing Inside A Tokyo Restaurant

Epic Instagrammer just got back from Japan. Whoa.
Apr 21, 2014 4:00 pm

DJ Neil Armstrong needs no introduction to hip-hop enthusiasts. He was Jay-Z's touring DJ for all of 2008 and 2009 has shared the stage with the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Kanye West, Young Jeezy and Timbaland in a storied career. Neil recently took over our Instagram during a four-week trip to Asia and it turns out that music is not his only flavor. We caught up to discuss how Japan's culinary scene is much more diverse than you might expect. Read on.

Shrimp And Mountain Yam Tamago Recipe

A savory Japanese omelet recipe to make at home
Apr 21, 2014 3:00 pm
shrimp tamago recipe

Tamago, or "grilled egg," is a type of Japanese omelet. It can be served with rice and seaweed as nigiri, and is often enjoyed as a bridge between savory and sweet courses during a sushi meal. A particularly well-made piece of tamago can even bring one to tears. Just watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The recipe, after the jump.

We Support Soba: Everything You Need To Know About Japan's Most Underrated Noodle

It's just wrong that ramen gets all the credit
Apr 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Mention “Japanese noodles” to the average person and chances are they’ll assume you’re talking about ramen. And we’re not hating on that. But buckwheat noodles (commonly known by their Japanese name, soba) are healthy, diverse and available at a variety of establishments – from the casual to the extravagant. We sat down with two soba masters to discuss all things buckwheat.

Interview With A Sushi God: Chef Seki On Etiquette, Soy Sauce Usage

He's been in the NYC game for decades
Apr 21, 2014 1:00 pm

No discussion of New York City’s best sushi restaurants is complete without mention of Sushi Seki. Chef Seki recently sat down with us to talk sushi etiquette, differences between American and Japanese preferences and 3 a.m. fish munchies. Read on.

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